Malecrit was a French wizard who lived in the early 15th century.


A playwright, Malecrit wrote the Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds, a play which included a reference to the game of Quidditch, showing that the game had spread to France by the early 1400s.[1]

As reported by French wizarding newspaper Le Cri De La Gargouille, in 1927, some unpublished works by Malecrit were found in a dragon cave.[2]


"Malecrit" presumably derives from the French "mal écrit," which means "poorly written". Interestingly, the name was translated into French as "Forbien Narré" (pronounced "fort bien narré", which means "well narrated").


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
  2. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (see this image)
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