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In Harry Potter, how old will a wizard live to be on average?

In the Harry Potter series is it clear that magically-inclined individuals (witches/wizards) will live to be considerably older than their Muggle counterparts? From the question Dumbledore's Age, it ...
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Who is the oldest character in Harry Potter?

Most of the characters are just children, but other characters are quite old. Who is the oldest character (of any race) in the saga? He/she/it must be alive, at any moment of the saga.
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Who is the Current Headmaster of Hogwarts?

After the second Wizarding war, who is the Headmaster for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? There were assumptions that it would be Professor McGonagall because she was most trusted by ...
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What was Dumbledore's original wand made of?

Before acquiring the Elder Wand, what kind of wand did Dumbledore have, and what kind of wood and core components went into it? We know that he was buried with the Elder Wand. Are there any ...
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How is it possible that Dumbledore worked on the Philosopher's stone with Flamel?

I apologize in advance if this is a common question, I searched for "flamel" here first and couldn't find the answer. If Nicolas Flamel is several hundreds of years old, how did Dumbledore work on ...
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Was Dumbledore an animagus?

We know that Sirius Black, James Potter, McGonagall, and Pettigrew are animagi. Is Dumbledore an animagus or are there any other animagus characters mentioned in the Harry Potter series?
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Why is JK Rowling considered 'bad at math'?

An often repeated meme about Harry Potter is that JK Rowling is 'bad at math'. I see this all over this site and the saying is probably used elsewhere. The following is said, in the comments for the ...
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When was Professor McGonagall born?

In a 2000 interview, J. K. Rowling claimed that Professor McGonagall was approximately seventy years old. Question: How old is old in the wizarding world, and how old are Professors Dumbledore and ...
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How old was Professor Marchbanks?

Professor Marchbanks was the witch in the council which has visited Hogwarts in the OOtP for the OWL tests. She was once quoted saying: ... not if Dumbledore doesn't want to be found! I should ...
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How old was Dumbledore? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter movies, Ron, Harry and Hermione joke about how old Dumbledore is, but end up laughing. I wondered how old he was, since he 'invited' tom riddle to Hogwarts....etc.
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Do wizards live longer than most Muggles? [duplicate]

Professor McGonagall was already getting on with years the the Original HP series. From a person who has not read Cursed Child yet, I'm only reading it from here answer And she's able to live for ...