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Diggory was the surname of a wizarding family. They lived near Ottery St Catchpole in Devon, England, and thus close to the Weasley (The Burrow), Lovegood, and Fawcett families.[8]

History

Eldritch Diggory was appointed Minister for Magic in 1733. He was re-elected in 1740. He created the Auror recruitment programme. He died in 1747 due to Dragon Pox.[2]

Amos Diggory worked for the Ministry of Magic in the 1990s. He and his wife had a son, Cedric Diggory, in either 1977. Amos was incredibly proud of Cedric and often spoke highly of his accomplishments.[4]

They lived somewhere in Devon by Ottery St Catchpole.[8] Amos was good friends with Arthur Weasley with whom he worked at the Ministry.[4]

Cedric attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Hufflepuff House from 1989. He was Captain of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team from 1993.[3] In 1994, Cedric entered the Triwizard Tournament and was picked by the Goblet of Fire to represent Hogwarts alongside Harry Potter.[7] He did very well in the tournament,[9][10] and was a high contender to win by the final task.[5] Cedric did find the Triwizard Cup and agreed to share victory with Harry, but the cup was in fact a Portkey which took them to the Little Hangleton graveyard instead of back to Hogwarts, where Cedric was killed by Peter Pettigrew on the orders of Lord Voldemort.[11]

Cedric's memory motivated a lot of fellow students throughout the next few years, particularly Harry who remembered him highly.[6]

Amos was still alive as of 2020, when he tried to obtain one of the new Time-Turners to save Cedric along with Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy. However, the plan did not work and was abandoned.[6]

Family members

Etymology

It is commonly believed that J. K. Rowling borrowed Diggory from Digory Kirke in C.S. Lewis's Narnia series, as he is said to be one of her favourite authors.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 24 (Rita Skeeter's Scoop), Hagrid tells Harry that he hopes he wins the Triwizard Tournament as "It’d show ’em all ... yeh don’ have ter be pureblood ter do it." implying that Cedric is a pure-blood. Since Cedric's parents were both wizards, he could not have been a Muggle-born anyway.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic" at Wizarding World
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6 (The Portkey)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16 (The Goblet of Fire)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6 (The Portkey) - "No, the Lovegoods have been there for a week already and the Fawcetts couldn’t get tickets," said Mr Diggory. "There aren’t any more of us in this area, are there?"
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 32 (Flesh, Blood and Bone)
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