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Quidditch Through the Ages


    Below, is a list of all characters mentioned in J.K. Rowling's School Book: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Abraham Peasegood - Eighteenth-century wizard who invented Quodpot, a variant of Quidditch.

Agatha Chubb - An expert in ancient wizarding artifacts who "has identified no fewer than twelve lead Bludgers". She is an expert in distinguishing an ancient Bludger from a Muggle cannon ball.

Barberus Bragge - Chief of the Wizards Council in 1269.

Bob, Bill, Barnaby Ollerton - Three brothers who started the Cleansweep Broom Company in 1926.

Bowman Wright - A wizard of Godric's Hollow who invented the Golden Snitch. The introduction of the Golden Snitch may be said to have finished the process begun three hundred years before on Queerditch Marsh… Quidditch had truly been born.

Brutus Scrimgeour - Author of The Beater's Bible. The first rule in his book is "Take out the Seeker".

Catriona McCormack - The Pride of Portree Quidditch Team's most famous Chaser.

Cyprian Youdle - A Norfold referee who "died during a friendly match between local wizards in 1357."

Daisy Pennifold - She came up with the idea to bewitch the Quaffle so that if dropped, it would fall slowly towards the ground. This made it easier for Chasers to catch the Quaffle without having to quickly dive to the ground each time it was dropped.

"Dangerous" Dai Llewellyn - The Caerphilly Catapults Quidditch Team's most famous player. He was eaten by a Chimaera while holidaying in Mykonos, Greece. The Dangerous Dai Commemorative Medal is now awarded at the end of each season to the League player who has taken the most exciting and foolhardy risks during a game.

Darren O'Hare - Was the Keeper on the Kenmare Kestrels Quidditch Team from 1947 to 1960. He is also "credited with the invention of the Chaser Hawkshead Attacking Formation."

Elfrida Clagg - Chief of the Wizards Council during the middle of the fourteenth century. She is also responsible for making the Golden Snidget a protected species and outlawed both its killing and its use in Quidditch games.

Elias Grimstone - A broom-maker of Portsmouth who crafted the Oakshaft 79 broom model in 1879.

Elliot Smethwyck - Invented the Cushioning Charm in 1820 which makes a broomsticks much more comfortable to ride.

Eunice Murray - Was Seeker on the Montrose Magpies Quidditch Team. Murray once petitioned for a "faster Snitch because this is just too easy." He died in 1942.

Fingal the Fearless - A legendary wizard alleged to have been an Aingingein champion.

Flyte and Barker - Created the Twigger 90 broom model in 1990.

Gertie Keddle - A witch that lived on the edge of Queerditch Marsh in the eleventh century who kept a diary of the early beginnings of Quidditch.

Gladys Boothby - Created the Moontrimmer broomstick model in 1901.

Glynnis Griffiths - Seeker for the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch Team.

Goodwin Keen - A wizard who lived in Yorkshire.

Gunhilda - Played as Chaser on Goodwin Keen's "Kwiddtch" team.

Guthrie Lochrin - A Scottish wizard who commented on how uncomfortable broomsticks were in 1107.

Gwendolyn Morgan - Member of the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch Team. Owns a Cleansweep Five.

Gwenog - She was friends with Gertie Keddle.

Hamish MacFarlan - Captain of the Montrose Magpies from 1957 to 1968. After retiring from Quidditch he became Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports.

Ingolfr the Iambic - Wizarding poet who lived during the early 1400s.

Jocunda Sykes - Performed the first Atlantic broom crossing in 1935 on an Oakshaft 79.

Josef Wronski - Was Seeker on the Polish Grodzisk Goblins Quidditch Team. The Quidditch Seeker move, Wronski Feint, was named after him.

Kennilworthy Whisp - Author of several Quidditch-related works including Quidditch Through the Ages, The Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers, He Flew Like a Madman (a biography of "Dangerous" Dai Llewellyn) and Beating the Bludgers - A Study of Defensive Strategies in Quidditch. His home is in Nottinghamshire and his hobbies include backgammon, vegetarian cookery, and collecting vintage broomsticks.

Kevin and Karl Broadmoor - The Falmouth Falcons Quidditch Team's world-famous Beaters. They were members of the team from 1958 to 1969.

Kirley McCormack - Catriona McCormack's son who is lead guitarist with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Leonard Jewkes - Created the Silver Arrow broomstick model.

Madam Modesty Rabnott - A witch from Kent who described the introduction of the Golden Snidget and how it became an important element in the game of Quidditch.

Magnuss "Dent-Head" Mcdonald - Headed a campaign in the 1960s for the reintroduction of the dangerous broom game Creaothceann (the Ministry of Magic refused to lift the ban on the game).

Malecrit - French wizard who wrote several plays including Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds ("Alas, I've Transfigured My Feet").

Maximus Brankovitch III - Captain and Seeker of the United States Fitchburg Finches Quidditch Team.

Meaghan McCormack - Catriona McCormack's daughter who plays as Keeper on the Pride of Portree Quidditch Team.

Olaf - Goodwin Keen's Norwegian cousin.

Oona - A witch from an inn who gave Goodwin Keen's team new scoring barrels.

Petrova Porskoff - A Russian Chaser. The Quidditch Caser move, Porskoff Ploy, was named after them.

Prudence - Madam Modesty Rabnott's sister who lives in Aberdeen.

Quintius Umfraville - Author of The Noble Sport of Warlocks, 1620.

Radulf - A blacksmith. He played as Chaser on Goodwin Keen's "Kwiddtch" team when Gunhilda was not feeling well.

Randolph Keitch and Basil Horton - Players for the Falmouth Falcons who started The Comet Trading Company in 1929.

Roderick Plumpton - Holds the record for the fastest capture of the golden snitch (3.5 seconds) in 1921. The Seeker move, Plumpton Pass, was also named after him. He was captain and Seeker on the Tutshill Tornados Quidditch Team.

Rudolph Brand - Captain of the Heidelberg Harriers Quidditch Team.

Ugga - A wizard beater on the same team as Goodwin Keen.

Walter Parkin - A wizarding butcher. His seven offspring founded the Wigtown Wanderers Borders club in 1422.

Zacharias Mumps - Set down the first full description of Quidditch in 1398. He emphasized the need for anti-Muggle security while playing the sport.

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