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"Everard and Dilys were two of Hogwarts’s most celebrated Heads. Their renown is such that both have portraits hanging in other important Wizarding institutions. As they are free to move between their own portraits they can tell us what may be happening elsewhere...."
— Albus Dumbledore telling Harry Potter about Everard and Dilys Derwent[src]

Professor Everard was one of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's most celebrated Heads. His portrait hangs in the Headmaster's Office and in the Ministry of Magic's Headquarters.[3]


As Headmaster of Hogwarts

Everard was made Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in an unknown time period.[3]


"The man has red hair and glasses. Everard, you will need to raise the alarm, make sure he is found by the right people —"
— Albus Dumbledore instructing Everard's portrait to help Arthur Weasley[src]

After his death, he was remembered as one of the most celebrated Heads of Hogwarts.[3]

When Arthur Weasley was attacked by Nagini in the Department of Mysteries in late 1995, Albus Dumbledore, then Headmaster, asked Everard to go to his portrait at the Ministry of Magic's Headquarters in order to warn others that Mr Weasley was injured at the Department.[3]

In June 1997, following the Death Eater attack on Hogwarts and the death of Albus Dumbledore, he informed Professor Minerva McGonagall that Rufus Scrimgeour was on his way, having just disapparated from the Ministry of Magic.[4]


The name "Everard" means "brave boar", derived from the Germanic elements eber, "wild boar" and hard, "brave", "hardy". The Normans introduced it to England, where it joined the Old English cognate Eoforheard. It has only been rarely used since the Middle Ages. Modern use of the name may be inspired by the surname Everard, itself derived from the medieval name.

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. J. K. Rowling stated at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 August 2004 (source) that all portraits at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are of deceased individuals. Thus, Everard must have died sometime in or before 1995, given his portrait's appearance in the Headmaster's office in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 22 (St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries)
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)
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