During the battle of Hogwarts, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we learn that Lavender Brown ends up dying.

However, it's been a while since I read the books, so, I was wondering, of the 40 children in Harry's year, who else dies, and how?


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At least one, (but possibly up to thirty-four)

The only confirmed death in Harry's year was Vincent Crabbe.

Malfoy fell off the broom and lay facedown, gasping, coughing, and retching. Harry rolled over and sat up: The door to the Room of Requirement had vanished, and Ron and Hermione sat panting on the floor beside Goyle, who was still unconscious.

“C-Crabbe,” choked Malfoy as soon as he could speak. “CCrabbe . . .”

“He’s dead,” said Ron harshly.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter Thirty One

There is some speculation that Lavender Brown died as well, but it's far from conclusive.

To the best of my knowledge, the only characters from Harry's year that Rowling has confirmed to have survived the battle are Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Hannah, and Draco. The other thirty-four may have died.

As the Dark Lord would like to point out, Harry technically died as well, (but seeing as this was only temporary, I decided not to count it.)

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    Lavender Brown most probably didn't actually die because Fenrir Greyback had only turned her a werewolf because he is one. So technically, Lavender Brown didn't die, she only got turned into a werewolf. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:43
  • Are you sure there's nobody else from Harry's year who appears on the platform in the epilogue?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Apr 20, 2017 at 11:10
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    @Randal'Thor - JKR wrote the epilogue before most of the characters were developed. Besides for a few minor edits she made later (e.g. Teddy), only the core book one characters are even mentioned. (Hannah is only known from 2007 interviews and the 2014 QWC writings.)
    – ibid
    Apr 20, 2017 at 13:57
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    Technically, Harry died as well. May 21, 2017 at 0:36
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    @TheDarkLord - Your one high point of the battle. Shame that it didn't last so long.
    – ibid
    May 21, 2017 at 2:41

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