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JK Rowling reveals there were actually two different Harry Potters

Author JK has revealed that there were two Harry Potters in the world of magic created by her through her books.

books Updated: Jun 24, 2017 09:02 IST
Harry was perhaps named after his great grandfather.
Harry was perhaps named after his great grandfather.

Author JK Rowling has revealed there were two different Harry Potters in the Harry Potter franchise.

When it comes to Harry’s name, Rowling has now revealed the existence of a second Harry Potter who was never mentioned in the books, reports Mirror.

The revelation came in her latest post to Pottermore, a blog.

Henry Potter -- known as Harry to his friends -- was Harry’s great grandfather who enjoyed an illustrious career as part of the Wizengamot from 1913 to 1921. Like the younger Harry, he was very pro-Muggle rights, which meant the author of pure blood guide The Sacred Twenty-Eight refused to recognise the Potter clan as pure blood.

Rowling posted: “Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’.”

Henry had a son called Fleamont, who went on to marry Euphemia and have their son James, who is Harry’s father. Sadly, neither Fleamot or Euphemia ever got to meet Harry, Rowling added.

“Fleamont and Euphemia lived long enough to see James marry a Muggle-born girl called Lily Evans, but not to meet their grandson, Harry.

“Dragon pox carried them off within days of each other, due to their advanced age, and James Potter then inherited Ignotus Peverell’s Invisibility Cloak,” the post read further.

Rowling’s Harry Potter books -- about a young wizard -- were successfully turned into a film franchise.

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