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How old was Tom Riddle when he made each Horcrux, and who did he kill to make them? [duplicate]

How old was Tom Riddle when he made each of his Horcruxes, and who did he kill to create each? I know about Myrtle, The Riddle family, Hepzibah, and Harry's parents, but who were the others?
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Why wouldn't Voldemort create new Horcruxes?

Once Voldemort realized that Harry Potter was hunting for Horcruxes and knew where they were (e.g. after visiting the cave), why wouldn't he simply pause, and make at least one MORE replacement ...
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How Did Tom Riddle Find Out About the Existence/Location of the Chamber of Secrets?

This is the third of a three-part question on the basilisk plot in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that I'm looking for CANON COMPLIANT explanations for. By "canon compliant", I mean within ...
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When did Tom Riddle get his new face?

Recently I asked about the effects of the Rudimentary Body potion pertaining to Voldemorts new face. However I was corrected by Slytherincess... Well, I think the confusion comes with mixing movie ...
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Who did Voldemort kill to create the horcruxes?

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 ...
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Were any powerful magical artifacts created during Harry's years at Hogwarts?

There are many magical artifacts that Harry finds/utilizes throughout his years at Hogwarts, all seemingly created by powerful or very ingenious wizards/witches/goblins. Some examples: The Marauder's ...
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Is there canon info on shelf life of various potions in Harry Potter?

Do we know how long potions (in general, or at least specific ones) are potent (no pun intended) in Harry Potter canon? E.g. do they last a couple of hours? Minutes? Years? I seem to vaguely ...
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How could the Basilisk tell if a student was Muggleborn?

At one point, Tom Riddle, and perhaps even Salazar Slytherin himself, used the Basilisk to attack, even kill, Muggleborn students at Hogwarts. Tom Riddle said so himself: ‘Haven’t I already told ...
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Why did Voldemort wait so long before trying to make his final Horcrux?

This is something that occurred to me while reading the accepted answer to What order were Lord Voldemort's horcruxes made in?. We know that Lord Voldemort intended to create six Horcruxes, ...
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How did Cornelius Fudge recognize Voldemort's return?

We know that the Voldemort of GOF didn't look like the Voldemort of 13 years before. The last Horcrux he made before trying to kill baby Harry was the diadem, which he later hides in Hogwarts. While ...
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Did Prof. Quirrell's body house two fragments of Voldemort's soul?

From HP Wikia's "Horcrux" article: J. K. Rowling revealed in Pottermore that Prof. Quirinus Quirrell served as a temporary Horcrux when Voldemort's soul possessed his body during Harry Potter's ...
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What type of murders created each Horcrux?

This answer lists all the people Voldemort killed to create his Horcruxes, but I couldn't find anything on how he killed them. According to this answer, the spell to create one is separate from the ...
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Where was the locket between its Horcrux's creation and Kreacher's first visit to the cave?

According to this question's answers, which seems to be accepted (and which seems acceptable to me!), Slytherin's locket was made a Horcrux around 1945-1946. Besides, I found that Regulus died in ...
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Which Horcrux was meant to come first?

This answer makes a convincing argument that, per the actual text, the Ring was the first Horcrux that Tom Riddle created, at age fifteen, though there is perhaps some wiggle room. The accepted ...
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Was the order of destruction of the Horcruxes a coincidence?

I just realized that the order in which the Horcruxes were destroyed was the same as in which they were created: the diary, the ring, the locket, the cup, the diadem, the snake, and Voldemort himself. ...
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