Is there any information on who Voldemort killed specifically to create his horcruxes? I know he's killed tons of people, but in doing something as important to him as creating the horcruxes, I feel like it would be in his nature to kill certain people that had some sort of meaning to him.

Is there any information on any of the identities of those he killed specifically to create the horcruxes?

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    I personally don't think it's a dup. The questions are asking two different things. :) Sep 4, 2012 at 18:37
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    @Slytherincess True, but the answer there clearly identifies who died for each creation. So this question is answered elsewhere on this site.
    – NominSim
    Sep 4, 2012 at 18:41
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    Rule or not, if the answers cannot be found through normal search means, I would consider that a short-sighted guideline. I mean, I think I included Voldemort's victims in my answer of what order the Horcruxes were made in, but I only did that as an offhanded FYI. So if someone Googled "Who did Voldemort kill to make his Horcruxes?" they're probably not going to get the "What order were the Horcruxes created in" question in the search results. Just because something is a rule doesn't mean it's a shining example of unadulterated logic. :) Sep 4, 2012 at 22:42
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    But why would I look in the second result... it's not the same question. Type the same thing in google, and notice this question shows up on the front page already.
    – John
    Sep 4, 2012 at 23:21
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    @Slytherincess That's why we mark questions as duplicates instead of closing them. Posting a question that is a duplicate is not a bad thing, especially in a case like this where there is another question whose answer is good enough that it covers both questions. That way whoever searches for either question will have access to an answer that covers everything.
    – NominSim
    Sep 7, 2012 at 22:41

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Lady Bella: Whose murders did Voldemort use to create each of the Horcruxes?

J.K. Rowling: The diary – Moaning Myrtle. The cup – Hepzibah Smith, the previous owner. The locket – a Muggle tramp. Nagini – Bertha Jorkins (Voldemort could use a wand once he regained a rudimentary body, as long as the victim was subdued). The diadem – an Albanian peasant. The ring – Tom Riddle Sr.


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    A Muggle tramp? That seems a little harsh. Sep 4, 2012 at 21:50
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    @JackBNimble: In British English, "tramp" means a homeless person, comparable to American English "bum".
    – ruakh
    Sep 4, 2012 at 22:29
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    @ruakh Also, Lady and the Tramp should be recognizable to US English speakers
    – Izkata
    Sep 4, 2012 at 23:13
  • @Izkata: It's not that people here are unaware of this sense -- I don't think anyone uses it anymore, but it's found in older works -- but its dominant sense here is roughly "slut", and that's what we think of when we hear it. It's like how if you heard a woman described as "quick", you wouldn't interpret that as meaning she's alive, even if you're aware that it can mean that.
    – ruakh
    Sep 4, 2012 at 23:21
  • This is six Horcruxes. If the idea is to create the magical number seven and Harry is not a Horcrux, where is the seventh?
    – doneal24
    Aug 14, 2021 at 3:28

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