Get to Know Every Minister For Magic in the Harry Potter Timeline
2024/02/11

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The Harry Potter franchise takes us on a thrilling journey through the magical world, where we encounter a range of Ministers for Magic who lead the wizarding community during important times.

One early Minister is Ignatius Tuft, serving from 1959 to 1962. However, dangerous ideas, such as a Dementor breeding program, led to his removal from office after just one term. Nobby Leach becomes the first Muggle-born Minister in 1962, causing controversy within the Ministry due to biases against Muggle-borns. Eugenia Jenkins, who serves from 1968 to 1975, faces challenges during the first rise of Lord Voldemort but is unable to effectively address them.

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Harold Minchum takes office in 1975 and witnesses Voldemort's rise to power during the First Wizarding War. Millicent Bagnold oversees the trials of Death Eaters and retires in 1990, creating hopes for Albus Dumbledore as her successor. Instead, Cornelius Fudge assumes office, initially relying on Dumbledore's advice but later refusing to accept Voldemort's return. Rufus Scrimgeour succeeds Fudge and attempts to reassure the wizarding population during the Second Wizarding War but is killed by Death Eaters.

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Pius Thicknesse, under the Imperius Curse, becomes a puppet Minister, with no control over his actions. Kingsley Shacklebolt follows, implementing major reforms, abolishing the use of Dementors, and appointing Harry Potter as Head of the Auror Office. Finally, Hermione Granger takes office in 2019, having played a crucial role in defeating Voldemort and advocating for better treatment of magical creatures.

Each Minister faces unique challenges and contributes to the ever-evolving wizarding world, as the story of Harry Potter unfolds.

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