Of its whole name Albus Perceval Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (1881 - 1997), he is the principal of sorcery Poudlard since the neighborhoods of 1970. Previously, he was professor of metamorphosis.
Its mischievous and eccentric character, almost childish, should not make forget that he is regarded as largest Sorcier of all times, in particular for his great wisdom, but also to be the only wizard to make fear with Lord Voldemort. The name Albus comes from the Latin word: albus (“white”). Its favorite pastimes are the bowling and the chamber music, its preferred jam is that with raspberry, it does not scorn to be interested in the moldus objects, of the sorbet to lemon with the magazines of knitting. One discovers in the volume 7 his family.
What it achievedAlbus Dumbledore went celebrates by beating the black magus Grindelwald in 1945. In the volume 1, one learns that he worked in close cooperation with Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist which created the Philosopher's stone and with which one owes the discovery of the Twelve properties of the blood of dragon.
Le November 1st, 1981, Dumbledore deposits Harry in front of the house of the Dursley. Dumbledore and Harry have a relatively accessory and subsidiary relation, more wishing Dumbledore than all to protect Harry, which for its part shows a honesty without equal for its mentor. Within the framework of the saga Harry Potter, Dumbledore is a figure of humanism more blazing, which incarnates and teaching (in its speeches of beginning of year, for example) the values of the Courage, of the Amitié, the Justice and the Vérité.
Its functionsApart from the fact of being a director of Poudlard, Albus Perceval Wulfric Brian Dumbledore of its complete name, is also president of the Magenmagot, the court of the wizards. It forms also part of the Ordre of the Phoenix of which he is the founder, the president and the guard of the secrecy. It also has the Order of Merlin, 1st class, as well as a chart of the Witches and famous Sorciers to his effigy, which can be unearthed in of Chocogrenouilles (delicacies of wizard) among those of other famous wizards. He is also Doctor in Sorcery, Enchanter-in-chief and supreme Manitou of the international Confederation of the Magi and Sorciers.
Albus Dumbledore entered in Poudlard in 1892, in the house Gryffondor, where it finishes its studies in 1899 brilliantly. He becomes thereafter professor de Métamorphose with Poudlard. It is in this statute that he teaches in particular with Tom Elvis Jedusor, the eleven year old child that he will seek itself in a disaster orphanage moldu the Thirties, and who will become later Lord Voldemort.
When Tom Elvis Jedusor shows Hagrid to have opened the Room of the Secrecies in 1943, Dumbledore seems to be the only one to think that Hagrid is innocent. When Hagrid is returned of Poudlard, Dumbledore insists that it remains at the school as gamekeeper.
In 1945, it beats the black magus Grindelwald, which makes it famous.
Little time before 1970, Dumbledore becomes director of Poudlard.
Later, it accepts the request for maintenance of Lord Voldemort, applicant at a post of professor of Defense against the Forces of the Evil. Dumbledore the déboute, thinking that the wizard had other reasons to return in Poudlard.
During the rise of Voldemort in the years 1970 and the era of terror which accompanied this phenomenon, Poudlard became the only sure place, and Dumbledore incarnates resistance against the powerful black magus: it founds for this purpose the Ordre of the Phoenix to counter carried out Mangemorts.
In 1979, whereas the situation becomes increasingly dark and chaotic, Sibylle Trelawney postulates to become professor of divination. A matter which professor Dumbledore thought of removing. Whereas it was on the way to refuse this station to him, the director accepts finally his candidature, professor Trelawney revealing, lasting one period of fright, prophecy relating to Harry Potter and Voldemort.
When Lily and James Potter is assassinated, it is Dumbledore which decides to place their only son at Vernon and Pétunia Dursley. It makes this decision in the aim of protection Harry Potter thanks to the sacrifice of his mother, and to temporarily move away it from its celebrity. As long as Harry is in a place where blood of his/her mother is (i.e., that of his/her Pétunia sister), it cannot be attacked thanks to this protection.
Dumbledore was twice suspended of its title of director of Poudlard: during the second year, Lucius Malefoy benefits from the events and the general anguish (attacks by the Basilic of the Room of the Secrecies) to make suspend the principal. For that, he does not hesitate to threaten the members of the board of directors of the école.
After the eradication of the Basil and horcruxe of Voldemort by Harry Potter with the school end of the year, Albus Dumbledore is finally reinstated triumphantly in its functions and Lucius Malefoy driven out of the board of directors.
During the third volume, Dumbledore " observe " by far; (according to its own terms) Harry to save Sirius Black, which it will help to escape, convinced of its innocence.
Volume 4 sees the organization of the Tournoi of the Three Wizards who take place every 5 years, during which Dumbledore, having a presentiment of serious threats on Harry, the fact of supervising by his/her old friend Alastor Maugrey.
In 1995, i.e. at the end of the fourth volume, Voldemort makes its return and Dumbledore redesigns the Order of the Phoenix. It starts a long fight (which will last during all the fifth volume) in order to convince the Ministry for the veracity of the return of Voldemort.
During the fifth school year of Harry, this last, helped by other students, founds an illegal club of Defense against the Forces of the Evil: AD. When Dolores Ombrage discovers the existence of this regrouping, Dumbledore urges all its responsibility in order to protect Harry and flees by embanking the Aurors, Ombrage and the Minister for the Magic itself, Cornelius Fudge. It becomes again directing as soon as the return of Voldemort is proven, at the end of a duel crashing to pieces between the black magus and itself within the Ministry for the Magic, in London. It comes out victorious from this combat. Lord Voldemort drew the bell from the retirement. He flees but is charmed to note that Albus Dumbledore ages and that its magic performances are made some feel. After one school year when it is still illustrated by an exceptional intelligence and an undeniable magic power, Dumbledore dies in dramatic circumstances at the end of the volume six, in June 1997. This night, of Mangemorts penetrate in the school while the director returns seriously wounded from the cave where Lord Voldemort dissimulated the Medallion of Serpentard, a Horcruxe, accompanied by Harry Potter. The principal is assassinated by Severus Rogue, one of the professors whose fidelity was more doubtful but in which it old man had a total confidence. The mystery still planes on the reasons of the gesture of Rogue, which made only replace a Drago Malefoy failing, which was imperatively to assassinate, on order of its Master, Voldemort. Projected top of the tower of astronomy of Poudlard by the mortal magic spell of Avada Kedavra, the body of Dumbledore finds in the park ten lower stages.
The pupils assembled in the park by the din of Mangemorts discover, then panicked, the corpse of Dumbledore, the arms in cross with the foot of the tower. Minerva McGonagall, very shaken, takes the direction of the establishment then, manages the funeral and evokes with Rubeus Hagrid (which is destroyed by the drama) the possible closing of Poudlard. A symbol died out, Dumbledore which incarnates the world of the good and resistance vis-a-vis the Forces of the Evil, defended by Voldemort.
In the park of Poudlard, it is entitled to exceptional funeral and an international homage is paid to him. He is the only director who had the honor to be buried in the enclosure even of the school. Wizards, centaurs, giants and beings of water pay homage to him and Fumseck, the phoenix of Dumbledore, leaves Poudlard, at the end of a lamentation of an incredible beauty.
It is before disappearing that Dumbledore had given lessons particular to Harry, revealing information capital, necessary to him to the search which it must carry out, destruction of the black magus most powerful in the world.
If, with the publication of the sixth tome cheese of the saga, of very many readers put forth the assumption that Dumbledore had simulated its death, J.K. Rowling confirmed very clearly that its character had indeed died. However, the circumstances of its death and the true intentions of Rogue remain fuzzy for many readers until the truth revealed at the end of volume 7. That did not prevent the dumbledoreisnotdead.com site from maintaining its thesis. On the other hand, the author refused to answer the " question; in which camp is really Rogue? " but specified that it was indeed the key of all.
As will have pointed out it Severus Rogue (Volume 6, chapter 2), the greatest defect of Dumbledore will have been of too often seeing people better than they are not, and to offer a blind confidence to them. In volume 5, he will also regret that, by concern of protecting Harry, he hid certain things to him, and that led to failures, disasters. The death of Sirius Black, godfather of Harry, in is a perfect example.
From an external point of view to the universe, the sentence " Snape kills Dumbledore" (Rogue kills Dumbledore) Even in 2005 became a , just after the publication of volume 6 (including before the official date since some books were sold in advance by error). Not only on Internet, but of the Tee-shirt revealing this information were printed.
Revelations of the seventh volume
Volume 7 learns to us enormously on the past and especially childhood from Dumbledore. Rita Skeeter publishes a sulfurous book on Dumbledore by in particular using the testimony of the famous of the name of Bathilda Tourdesac, friend of Lily and James Potter, and contemporary historian of Dumbledore, and reveals its obscure past.
His/her Ariana little sister was six years old when it was attacked by three moldus which had surprised it to make magic (it was not eleven years old and could not control its capacities). After that, it was the same one never again, it had kinds of " crises" where it was not controlled any more: it was dangerous and sometimes even alarming. However, in normal weather, it was a soft and nice girl. To avenge his daughter, her Perceval father attacked then the three moldus and was sent to Azkaban. It did not defend its gesture, because then the state of his/her daughter would have been known and one would have sent it of force to Saint-Mongoose. The mother of Albus, Kendra, took the practice to hide small Ariana to protect it, so that the family friends never saw it, but it tried to keep it happy and it passed her life to be occupied some. Abelforth was related to Arianna, it could reassure it while Albus was interested only by its studies and the many prices which it received. One day, whereas Arianna was 14 years old, it had a " crise" while Albelforth was absent, and his/her Kendra mother was killed accidentally.
Albus thus found elder of the family the, charged one to provide for the needs for his/her sister and her brother. Abelforth wanted to be close to Ariana full-time and to give up its own education, but Albus obliged it to continue its schooling. Albus considered its duty however as a load which prevented it from continuing the way of success. It met then Gellert Grindelwald, brilliant child, which was eighteen years old also. He regarded it as a " égal" with which it could speak. Ariana passed in the second plan for Albus, and, with Grindelwald, it worked out plans for a new Order of Sorcery, they were interested also much all two in the Reliques of the Dead one the which could bring the capacity to them. One day, Abelforth had enough of it and tried to convince Albus to drop all its plans from size to deal with Ariana. Grindelwald was present and did not appreciate that the brother of Albus puts himself across their way to speak about a girl of no importance, whereas they wanted to revolutionize the world (Albus in particular planned to control Moldus " for largest bien"). Grindelwald disputed with Abelforth and used on him the Doloris magic spell while Albus tried to separate them, so that at the end they fought all the three. Ariana heard the noise of the argument and probably tried to interpose. But a fate launched by one of the three (one does not know who) touched it and it was killed on the blow. It is this terrible scene which Dumbledore revived when he drank the potion which protected the medallion Horcruxe (" it is with me that evil should be made… "), in the cave (volume 6). Abelforth held his/her brother for person in charge of died of Ariana and struck it with the burial (from where the broken nose of Albus).
This dark event moved away Albus de Grindelwald, this last fleeing without leaving news after the death of Ariana. The two men were re-examined only once, when Albus faced it later in duel, in 1945, and was victorious. The death of his/her sister, of which it felt responsible, continued Albus all her life. Grindelwald was imprisoned with the prison of Nurmengard (which it had built itself to lock up there its opponents).
Dumbledore had then known one of the darkest periods of its life. It gave up, following the death of his sister, her research projects on the relics of death, and refused the post of minister of the Magic which was proposed to him with many recoveries. Dumbledore was persuaded that the capacity would have a harmful effect on him and el did not want to become again the person that it was during these two months of friendship with Grindelwald.
The remainder of its life was devoted to its combat against the black magi and all that they represented (intolerance, racism, crimes against the moldus…).
It is also learned, at the any end of volume 7, that Severus Rogue had killed Dumbledore only because this last had ordered to him. When it had put at its finger the ring of Gaunt, which contained at the same time Pierre of Résurrection (one of the relics of dead) and a horcruxe of Voldemort, plugged by its fol hope to re-examine this would be only the image of its dear Ariana and its parents, it had forgotten that a very powerful magic spell protected the horcruxe. It had the safe life only in Severus Rogue, which intervened in time to block the magic spell in the hand carrying the ring. Rogue prevented it that it could only temporarily contain the evil, and that from here at one year, Dumbledore was condamné.
It to what Dumbledore reacts very calmly while requiring of Rogue to once put a term at its sufferings at the proper time. It was very difficult to convince Severus Rogue (" You tend a little too to think that certain things go from oneself! ") but finally this last agreed to play the bad part when Dumbledore affirmed, knowing that Voldemort had given for order to Drago Malefoy to assassinate it, that it " preferred to leave the scene without mutilation and suffering, and as soon as possible… Regard that as a service rendered to an old man ". Rogue held its promise by killing Dumbledore of Avada Kedavra, at the top of the tower full with Mangemorts. It is also Dumbledore which required of Rogue to become director of Poudlard after his death, in order to protect the school from the exactions of Mangemorts, and in the aim of protection Harry Potter and to transmit to him the sword of Gryffondor, necessary to the destruction of the horcruxes. Dumbledore also hoped that Severus Rogue inherits the rod of elder tree, but that did not occur as envisaged.
Harry will pay homage to its mentor and guard by giving his first name to its second wire whom it names Albus Severus, in remembering him.
According to the author
July 30th, 2007, at the time of a cat with fans on the site of Bloomsbury, JK Rowling explained certain things about Dumbledore. It is learned that:
Dumbledore, which controlled the unformulated magic spells, could see Harry under its cape of invisibility thanks to the fate " Homenum revelio".
Vis-a-vis Dumbledore, a épouvantard takes the shape of the corpse of Ariana.
In the Mirror of Rised, Dumbledore sees its alive, complete and happy family: Ariana, Perceval, Kendra and Abelforth, which is reconciled with him.
One learns some more on the sentence " but separate in their gasoline? " what pronounces Dumbledore after the vision that Harry had of Arthur, wounded by the snake (in the chapter 22 about the phoenix). Dumbledore suspectait that the gasoline of the Nagini snake was divided, i.e. that it contained part of the heart of Voldemort, which explains why Nagini obeyed to him in an unusual way. That also explains why Harry, the Horcruxe last, could clearly see with the eyes of the snake, as it also could it with those of Voldemort. During this scene, Dumbledore thinks high and approaches the truth with the assistance of Pensine.
It made so that Ron inherits the extinguisher because it knew that it needed more to be guided than the others. It had included/understood the importance of Ron within the trio, which although it was not most gifted or most intelligent, held them all together: its humor and its good heart were essential there. Dumbledore included/understood Ron better than itself was not included/understood, it liked it.
The homosexuality of DumbledoreOctober 19th, 2007, Carnegie Hall of New York, after having made a short public reading of passages of its last book, Harry Potter and the relics of dead the , JK Rowling answered a young boy who asked to him whether Dumbledore had ever fallen in love.
“to be frank, I always thought that Dumbledore was Homosexuel” , answered the author, causing long applause, according to the report of this meeting on the TheLeakyCauldron.org specialized site.
She then explained why Dumbledore had fallen in love with the wizard Gellert Grindelwald before to have fought it. “the love can return blind man” , it explained about the feelings of Dumbledore, adding that this last had been “awfully, terribly disappointed” . The love of Dumbledore, has it says, it was its “great tragedy” .
With the cinema
In Harry Potter with the school of the wizards (2001) and Harry Potter and the room of the secrecies (2002). Dumbeldore was interpreted by Richard Harris, which died in 2002. Richard Harris had a look rather " Merlin ". He carried the long ones and majestic often red dresses, as well as long hair and a long white beard.
Then, in Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the goblet of fire (2005) and Harry Potter and the Order of the phoenix (2007), the role was included by Michael Gambon. Michael Gambon has a style quite different of Richard Harris. It wears less cumbersome clothes, and more fluids. The long ones and light dresses violets. Its beard is attached in tail of horse to give more originality to the character. The realizer of " Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban" Alfonso Cuaron, explained why he did not see Dumbledore like Merlin with clothes of king, but rather like an eccentric philosopher.
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