This time on SpeakBeasty

  • Welcome new hosts, Ann and Helene!
  • The Phoenix Register: San Diego Comic Con!
  • Please give us the Christmas album, thank you.
  • Owl Post: Let the characters stand on their own!
  • Main Discussion: Aurelius Dumbledore
  • “What is Xenophilius Lovegood wearing? He looks like an omelet.”
  • We’re starting a support group for Aberforth.
  • Who is Marcus Aurelius and why is he here?
  • We discuss the “Obscurial Transfer” theory – can a parasite live without a host?
  • “You’re mad because it makes a little bit of sense.”
  • Check out our timeline below!
  • The big question: is Grindelwald lying?
  • The Time Turner: Coco Chanel’s life through 1927.
  • (There was never a Chanel no. 1-4.)

Podcast Question: Do you think Grindelwald is lying? If not, how do you think he found out that Credence is a Dumbledore?

The Dumbledore Timeline


  • By the time Kendra was killed in 1899, Aberforth describes her as not “as young as she was” (DH28). It’s therefore probable that Kendra had her children later in life, at least after her twenties, so she would have been at least fifty or so when she died. This would put her birthdate probably somewhere in the 1840s or 1830s. Since Aberforth at this point is over 110 years old, it’s unlikely he would inaccurately comment on the advanced age of someone.
  • Likely Percival Dumbledore was born around that time too.

August 1881

  • Albus Dumbledore is born


  • Aberforth Dumbledore is born


  • Ariana Dumbledore is born

Ca. 1891

  • Ariana Dumbledore is attacked by Muggles


  • Percival Dumbledore is imprisoned for his revenge on the Muggles

September 1892

  • Albus starts at Hogwarts

Unknown (1888?)

  • Theseus Scamander is born (HP wiki says 1888)


  • Leta Lestrange is born
  • Newt Scamander is born


  • Albus finishes school
  • Ariana kills her mother Kendra accidentally
  • Ariana killed in a duel between Albus, Aberforth, and Grindelwald


  • Corvus Lestrange, Jr. is born (Credence too?)
  • Credence’s adoption certificate gives the date 9 November, 1904.


  • Newt starts at Hogwarts. 


  • Newt graduates from Hogwarts (if he wasn’t expelled). 


  • Theseus recognized as hero for WWI


  • Events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them take place


  • Events of Grimes of Grindelwald take place
  • Albus becomes Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts


  • Albus visits Tom Riddle in the orphanage


  • Duel between Albus and Grindelwald
  • End of WWII in Europe
  • Tom Riddle starts at Hogwarts


  • Albus becomes Headmaster of Hogwarts

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