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Rosier was a Dark Wizard and one of the earliest Death Eaters of Lord Voldemort. He fought in the First Wizarding War, and travelled to Hogsmeade in order to "wish good luck" to Tom Riddle in trying to get a teacher position at Hogwarts. It is possible that Rosier was deceased before the start of the Second Wizarding War; if he was not, he possibly fought at the Battle of Hogwarts and was presumably killed or imprisoned in Azkaban after Voldemort's final defeat.
Nothing is known of Rosier's early life.
First Wizarding War
Rosier fought in the First Wizarding War along with many other Death Eaters. He was also one of the Death Eaters who travelled to Hogsmeade, to say "good luck" to Voldemort, during his attempt to ask for work at Hogwarts, along with Nott, Mulciber, and Dolohov. It is possible that he was the father of Evan Rosier, who attended Hogwarts with Severus Snape in the 1970s, and who was killed by Aurors in the end of the First Wizarding War. After Voldemort's first downfall, Rosier was presumably killed, imprisoned, or defected. If he survived, it is most likely that he was one of the Death Eaters who did not search for Voldemort.
It is unknown if Rosier was still alive during the Second Wizarding War.
Behind the scenes
- It's possible that he is related to Druella Rosier, wife of Cygnus Black, given the timeline it's likely that the two are brother and sister or possibly cousins.
- He was possibly the father of Evan Rosier or Felix Rosier. The former was a known Death Eater while the latter was said to have a Death Eater father.
- Rosier is not mentioned in the "Guide to Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters" on Pottermore.
- It's possible that he was one of the boys seen with Tom Riddle in Horace Slughorn's memory, though it is unconfirmed.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First mentioned)
- Pottermore (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Wizarding World (Indirectly mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Pure-Blood" at Wizarding World
- Writing by J. K. Rowling: "The Malfoy Family" at Wizarding World
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20 (Lord Voldemort's Request)
- J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3