1884 (aged 114)
Google Stump (possibly)
Minister for Magic (formerly)
- " [A being is] any creature that has sufficient intelligence to understand the laws of the magical community and to bear part of the responsibility in shaping those laws."
- —Grogan Stump.[src]
As Minister for MagicEdit
In 1811, Stump began his duties as a Minister for Magic. Stump particularly addressed the nomenclature of beings and beasts. He decreed that a being was "any creature that has sufficient intelligence to understand the laws of the magical community and to bear part of the responsibility in shaping those laws", and by doing so, he settled a debate that had being going in the wizarding world since the fourteenth century. Stump created the three divisions of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures: Being, Beast, and later Spirit Divisions.
It is likely  that during Stump's tenure in office there were ghost demonstrations at the Ministry of Magic (or "protest floats"), which caused Stump to create the aforementioned Spirit Division. Stump's term eventually ended in 1819.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- J.K. Rowling's Official Site
- Wizard of the Month
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Wizard of the Month
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stump's Chocolate Frog Card in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pottermore introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available here)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sixth question of the Third W.O.M.B.A.T. at J.K. Rowling's Official Site
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)
- ↑ Of all the possible answers for question 6-2 of the Third W.O.M.B.A.T. this seems to be the more likely: the ghosts were also initially put in the Being category but successfully "asserted" the need for a Spirit Division. The ghost demonstrations seem to fit with them being "assertive".