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Questions tagged [gellert-grindelwald]

A powerful dark wizard in the Harry Potter universe. Use this with the [harry-potter] tag. Use this for questions about this character, not those that merely mention him.

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What is the connection between Grindelwald and World War II?

Dumbledore defeated Grindelwald in 1945, a seemingly obvious connection to the end of World War II in the Muggle world. Coincidentally, Voldemort graduated from Hogwarts also in 1945. How are the ...
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How was Dumbledore able to defeat Grindelwald, since Grindelwald had the Elder Wand?

This question: How could Dumbledore ever become the owner of the Elder-Wand? just speculates on the transfer of ownership of the Elder Wand. But the Elder Wand is supposed to greatly enhance the ...
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What exactly happened to Ariana when Dumbledore and Grindelwald fought?

I have seen few narrations and some fan made videos on the battle between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. There was some magic that killed Ariana when both Dumbledore and Grindelwald were duelling. What ...
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Why aren't Grindelwald's events called the First Wizarding War?

The description on the Harry Potter wiki for Grindelwald says: Grindelwald left Britain and soon stole the Elder Wand, building an army and rising to power in continental Europe. During his reign ...
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How many people died during Grindelwald's reign?

They mention in the books that Grindelwald was the "Dark Lord" before Voldemort, and that Dumbledore was the one to stop him by taking the Elder Wand in a fair duel. What I couldn't find was the ...
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Is it ever specifically mentioned that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had a romantic relationship?

When I read the Harry Potter books, I never put two and two together to realize that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had anything more than a platonic relationship. It was many years later when JKR said ...
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Who was more skilled at magic: Grindelwald or Voldemort? [closed]

We know that both Gellert Grindelwald and Lord Voldemort were both exceptionally powerful wizards, but who was the more skilled at magic? I would prefer a canon-based answer (e.g. referencing JKR and/...