The year 1998 saw the climactic events in the struggle between Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters against the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore's Army, and the end of the Second Wizarding War.
- Late March: The Skirmish at Malfoy Manor occurs after Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger are captured by Snatchers and Dobby comes to their rescue. Peter Pettigrew is killed in the skirmish and Harry, Ron, Hermione, Garrick Ollivander, Dean Thomas, Luna Lovegood, and Griphook arrive at Shell Cottage, where Dobby dies.
- April: Remus Lupin arrives at Shell Cottage to report that his son with Nymphadora Tonks has just been born.
- 1 May: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley break into Gringotts Wizarding Bank with the help of Griphook and obtain Helga Hufflepuff's Cup.
- Lord Voldemort learns that the trio are hunting down his Horcruxes. In a rage, he murders all those who reported the theft of his cup. He arranges his army to attack Hogwarts.
- 2 May: The Battle of Hogwarts occurs:
- Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley return to Hogwarts and Neville Longbottom calls Dumbledore's Army and the Order of the Phoenix to arms.
- Ron Weasley opens the Chamber of Secrets, and Hermione Granger destroys Helga Hufflepuff's Cup.
- Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger locate Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem in the Room of Requirement, and it is destroyed in a skirmish with Draco Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe, and Gregory Goyle by Fiendfyre. Crabbe is incinerated and dies when failing to control the cursed fire.
- Antonin Dolohov kills Remus Lupin.
- Bellatrix Lestrange kills Nymphadora Lupin.
- Lord Voldemort kills Severus Snape.
- Lord Voldemort inadvertently destroys the Horcrux in Harry.
- Neville Longbottom kills Nagini, the last remaining Horcrux.
- Harry Potter defeats Lord Voldemort once and for all.
- The Second Wizarding War ends.
- Minerva McGonagall is appointed Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Kingsley Shacklebolt is named Acting Minister for Magic.
- The 423rd Quidditch World Cup takes place. Malawi wins the Cup after defeating Senegal in the second-ever all-African final. In response to the riots that took place on the night of the 1994 final, security at this World Cup was tighter than ever before, and the Senegalese team mascots, Yumboes, ended up being arrested outside the stadium. The Yumboes responded to the arrest by stealing every bit of food within a ten-mile radius in revenge and vanishing into the night.
- Hogwarts Quidditch pitch was destroyed by Lord Voldemort's followers during the Battle of Hogwarts. The stands were burned down and Giants used the goal hoops as weapons.
- Early March: Delphini to Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange.
- April: Teddy Lupin to Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks.
- 30 November: Egmont Elvert Hobday
- 6 December: Griselda Jorkins to Albert and Primrose Jorkins.
- Before April:
- 1 May:
- 2 May:
- 27 November
Behind the scenes
- 5 September: Helena Barlow, who played Rose Weasley, born.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published (as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) in the United States.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is first published.
- Arthur Bowen, who played Albus Potter (and boy at chestnut stand in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), was born.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 23 (Malfoy Manor)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 25 (Shell Cottage)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen) which happens the day before the Battle of Hogwarts
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 28 (The Missing Mirror)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 32 (The Elder Wand)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 34 (The Forest Again)
- ↑ 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
- ↑ Pottermore - Writing by J.K Rowling - Professor McGonagall
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic" at Wizarding World
- ↑ History of the Quidditch World Cup from Pottermore (via The Internet Archive)
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- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Daily Prophet Newsletters
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 22 (The Deathly Hallows)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 27 (The Final Hiding Place)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
- ↑ Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on Wikipedia
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Wikipedia
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