47 Facts About Gellert Grindelwald

1. Gellert Grindelwald is a dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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2. Gellert Grindelwald lived as a prisoner here for a total of 53 years until another Dark Wizard's search for the Elder Wand finally caught up with him.

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3. Gellert Grindelwald had raised an army with the purpose of overthrowing the various Ministries of Magic across Europe and establishing a new wizard Empire based on the enslavement of Muggles the world over.

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4. Gellert Grindelwald went as far as adopting the symbol of the Hallows as his own personal emblem, carving it on the walls of Durmstrang before he left the Institution in disgrace.

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5. Gellert Grindelwald is a dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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6. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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7. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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8. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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9. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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10. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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11. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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12. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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13. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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14. Gellert Grindelwald had no such troubles and no kindness about it at all.

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15. Gellert Grindelwald was charming, brilliant and enthusiastic as a young wizard.

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16. Gellert Grindelwald believed the mysterious attacks occurring in New York City to be the work of a powerful Obscurial, which he felt would be a great asset for his plans of world domination.

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17. Gellert Grindelwald was schooled at Durmstrang Institute, a reputed school of wizardcraft in Northern Scandinavia, rather infamous for its tolerance towards the Dark Arts, but was expelled at sixteen years old due to his unhealthy experiments.

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18. Gellert Grindelwald is a flashback antagonist, yet very important background character and historical figure from the Harry Potter series of books and their movie adaptations.

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19. Gellert Grindelwald developed a close, intense, but short-lived, friendship with Albus Dumbledore when the two were teenagers.

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20. Gellert Grindelwald is mentioned briefly on the back of Albus Dumbledore's Chocolate Frog card as the Dark Wizard Dumbledore defeated in 1945.

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21. Gellert Grindelwald was the most terrible Dark Wizard to exist before Lord Voldemort came to prominence.

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22. Gellert Grindelwald once trusted Krall enough to include him among one of his acolytes but at some point, he began to sense Krall's loyalty had began to waver and had no qualms confronting him over it, bluntly asking whether he would stand by him as he collected Credence to use against Albus Dumbledore and not looking convinced when Krall tried to assure him.

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23. Gellert Grindelwald trusted her with consoling Queenie Goldstein to soften her up for Grindelwald to convince her and with keeping his Skull-Hookah, displaying his deep trust for Vinda.

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24. Gellert Grindelwald had interacted with Tina while disguised as Percival Graves, and held a low opinion of her, due to Tina's prim personality.

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25. Gellert Grindelwald refused to tell Voldemort the Elder Wand's location and taunted him by telling him that he would never be able to master the great wand, implying that Grindelwald even viewed Voldemort as being an inferior due to his sheer arrogance.

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26. Gellert Grindelwald noticeably paused before engaging the Aurors, indicating that he couldn't see any other way out of it.

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27. Gellert Grindelwald spoke scornfully towards President Picquery when she insisted the Obscurial's destruction was on her orders, mocking the fact that history would note this, and that it wasn't right.

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28. Gellert Grindelwald was a driven, charismatic, determined and brilliant individual, even in his youth.

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29. Gellert Grindelwald believed mysterious attacks occurring in New York City to be the work of a powerful Obscurial, which he felt would be a great asset for his plans of world domination.

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30. Gellert Grindelwald lies to Voldemort, claiming he never had the wand in the first place, and then laughs in his face, clearly unconcerned with the Dark Lord's wrath.

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31. Gellert Grindelwald fled after that, and as far as we know, that was the end of his and Dumbledore's friendship.

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32. Gellert Grindelwald showed up in Godric's Hollow not long after Dumbledore's mother Kendra died.

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33. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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34. Gellert Grindelwald is named after Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape, and would be eleven at the time of the epilogue.

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35. Gellert Grindelwald discovers that he is protected by an Auror who now works in his office, Kingsley Shacklebolt.

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36. Gellert Grindelwald is simply described as being big and burly.

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37. Gellert Grindelwald appears briefly in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the Quidditch World Cup, boasting to a group of Veela, the Bulgarian team's official mascot, of his ambitious plans to become the next Minister of Magic.

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38. Gellert Grindelwald speaks with a Cockney accent and talks to Harry as he travels to London in the first part of Prisoner of Azkaban.

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39. Gellert Grindelwald is introduced for the first time during the train journey to Hogwarts in Half-Blood Prince as a member of Horace Slughorn's Slug Club, due to his uncle's close ties with the Ministry of Magic.

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40. Gellert Grindelwald is named after Tonks' late father, Ted Tonks, and his own father, Remus.

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41. Gellert Grindelwald eventually gains the courage to ask her to the Yule Ball, a traditional formal dance associated with the Triwizard Tournament.

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42. Gellert Grindelwald has bushy eyebrows and a hooked nose, which he inherited from his father.

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43. Gellert Grindelwald fled, fearing retribution and Albus ended his friendship with him.

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44. Gellert Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who, on a list of "Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time", would be second only to Voldemort, according to Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

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45. Gellert Grindelwald appears once more in the same book, during Harry and Voldemort's graveyard duel.

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46. Gellert Grindelwald is her great-nephew, which is why he comes to live in Godric's Hollow after being expelled from Durmstrang.

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47. Gellert Grindelwald is very much the head of his family, laying down most of the rules for Harry and doing most of the threatening, as well as spoiling Dudley.

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