I was reading https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/time-turner because of another question on here, and I have read:

Her body had aged five centuries in its return to the present and, irreparably damaged

Which means that wizards can live over five centuries? Is there any more information on this?

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    possibly related: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/11829/… also Nicholas Flamel could theoretically live indefinitely thanks to Philosopher's Stone.
    – doomista
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 14:55
  • The answers on the duplicate cover both average life expectancy and extreme lifespan.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 15:08
  • Please make an answer with the essential parts, and link to that. It does have the answers I want, and I want whoever found it to get some credit(a.k.a reputation) Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 15:11
  • That's not how we do things here, unfortunately. I found the link, but I don't want any reputation for it, thanks anyway though ;)
    – Mithical
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 15:15

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I believe they normally live as much as healthy normal people (Muggles). Keep in mind that they do not have diseases because most of them can be magically cured, so they mainly die because of old age - making the life expectancy higher than the average for Muggles.

There are some tricks for them though to live longer like e.g. Philosopher's Stone (in Harry Potter 1), horcruxes (like Voldemort did and would allow him to leave forever - as long as they existed) or possibly other filters.


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