Egbert the Egregious was a wizard who lived in the Middle Ages, who was once the Master of the Elder Wand after killing Emeric the Evil in a ferocious duel (Emeric was "slaughtered"). What became of Egbert after mastering the Elder Wand is unknown, but Dumbledore suggests Egbert did not last long. Therefore, it is possible that another wizard killed him in order to gain ownership of the legendary wand. A century later, Godelot is recorded to have obtained mastery of the wand.[2]

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The name "Egbert" means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright". This was the name of kings of Kent and Wessex as well as two English saints. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest but was revived in the 19th century.


Notes and references

  1. It is most likely that he owned another wand before the Elder Wand.
  2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real) - Albus Dumbledore on "The Tale of the Three Brothers"

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