Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fun with Find a Grave: Harry Potter

Today's Character Name: Characters from Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter is a series of seven novels written by J.K. Rowling, with the first book released on 03 Jun 1997.

J.K. Rowling - Joanne "Jo" Rowling
B: 31 Jul 1965
D: Still Living

Most of the Harry Potter main characters (actors) are still living.

~Harry James Potter
B: 31 Jul 1980 (same bday month and day as the author)
(Google states Harry's 17th birthday was 31 Jul 1997)

So, how many Harry Potter's are there on Find a Grave??
Harry Potter: 347!
Harry James Potter: 1

-- The one Harry James Potter on Find a Grave was:
Harry James Potter
B: 13 Aug 1947
D: 30 Jul 2003-- Buried in Community Cemetery
                        in Iowa County, Iowa.

His parents were Harry H. Potter (1920-1983) & Dorothy Mae Busby (1925-2010).

In the films, Harry Potter is played by Daniel Jacob Radcliffe, B: 23 Jul 1989.
(There are 18 Daniel Radcliffe's on Find a Grave).

~Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley
B: 01 Mar 1980

So, how many Ronald Weasley's were there on Find a Grave? 0!!

In the films, Ron is played by Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint, B: 24 Aug 1988.
(There is also no Rupert Grint's on Find a Grave).

~Hermoine Jean Granger
B: 19 Sep 1979

So, how many Hermoine Granger's are on Find a Grave? 0!! (Doesn't surprise me though)

In the films, Hermoine was played by Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, B: 15 Apr 1990).
(There are 643 Emma Watson's on Find a Grave)

~Albus Dumbledore -- Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
B: 03 Aug 1881

So, how many Albus Dumbledore's are there on Find a Grave? 0!
I searched "Albus Dumbledore" as well as just the surname Dumbledore, found nothing.

In the films, Dumbledore was played by 2 different actors:

Richard Harris (films 1-2) & Michael Gambon (Films 3-8)

Richard St. John Harris
B: 01 Oct 1930
D: 25 Oct 2002-- Buried: Cremated, Ashes scattered at his home in the Bahamas.

"Richard Harris" on Find a Grave: 1,633!!!

Sir Michael John Gambon
B: 19 Oct 1940
D: Still Living

"Michael Gambon" on Find a Grave: 4
"Michael John Gambon" on Find a Grave: 0

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