In the Harry Potter World, October 17th is Filius Flitwick’s birthday! The most intelligent Ravenclaw in all of Hogwarts. This part goblin descent, is the master of charms and simple spells.
And who could forget the iconic ‘swish and flick’!
Here are a few facts you might not know about the charms professor
1. Flitwick Had Almost Been Put In Gryffindor
Just like Harry Potter, the sorting hat gave Flitwick the option of Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. At first Filius Flitwick was indecisive, but chose Ravenclaw, based on his studious nature.
2. Flitwick asked the Gray Lady about the Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem
When Flitwick was a student at Hogwarts he heard the rumors about the Ravenclaw Diadem. Rumors were that if you wear the diadem it gives you great wisdom. However, when he approached the Gray Lady (Helena Ravenclaw) she refused. The only person who was ever able to persuade her were Tom Riddle (Voldemort) and Harry Potter (Deathly Hollows)
3. Earned the Title Dueling Champion
After Filius Flitwick took his N.E.W.T. exam, he graduated from Hogwarts of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Filius practiced spells, charms, and combat. With many dueling wins under his belt, Filius earned the title of Master Duelist.
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