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King Arthur was a medieval ruler of what is today Britain.[2] Accounts of his life are legend in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds.[3]


Arthur ruled what is today Britain during the Middle Ages.[2] The Dark witch Morgan le Fay was his half-sister,[4] but his parentage is unknown,[5] as is whether he was a Muggle or not.

The great wizard Merlin was a key member of the Court of King Arthur.[2] The Knights of the Round Table were also an important part of the Court, and included Sir Lancelot, Sir Bedivere and Sir Percivale.[3] Wizards and witches commonly hold that this order included a wizard, Sir Cadogan, who got the position by being a friend of Merlin.[3] Tellings of the story of King Arthur differed between the Muggle and wizarding worlds, in that Sir Cadogan was included in wizarding versions, but absent in Muggle ones.[3]

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Notes and references

  1. Given that he lived during the same time as Merlin, who attended Hogwarts, which was founded in about 993 A.D.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Famous Wizard Card (Merlin)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Sir Cadogan" at Wizarding World
  4. Famous Wizard Card (Morgan le Fay)
  5. In traditional Arthurian legend, Arthur was fathered by Uther Pendragon, who had Merlin use magic to disguise him as his enemy, Gorlois, in order to allow him to spend a night with Gorlois's wife, Lady Igraine. However, Arthur's parentage has not been specified in any work in the Harry Potter franchise, and might differ from that found in Arthurian legend.

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