Balfour Blane (1566 – 1629) was a British wizard who established the Committee on Experimental Charms. For this accomplishment, he was commemorated on a bronze Chocolate Frog Card.
Behind the scenes
- Given that Pottermore revealed that the Ministry of Magic was formally established in 1707 (78 years after Balfour Blane's death), it follows that the Committee on Experimental Charms must predate the Ministry itself, possibly having started out as part of the Wizards' Council.
The name "Balfour" is from a Scottish surname, originally from various place names, which meant "village pasture" in Gaelic.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
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