Timeline of Voldemort's life (no spoilers past early chapters of book 7)
⟶ Updated 7 months ago ⟶
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December 31: Tom Riddle born in muggle orphanage
Merope Gaunt Riddle dies
Morfin Gaunt returns from Azkaban
Tom Riddle terrorizes children in sea cave
Dumbledore meets Tom Riddle
Tom riddle starts at Hogwarts
Tom riddle learns of the existence of the Chamber of Secrets
Voldemort murders Tom Riddle Sr. and Riddle grandparents (Riddle Mansion, Little Hangleton)
Voldemort steals Marvolo Gaunt's ring, frames Morfin Gaunt for the Riddle murders
Voldemort creates first horcrux (ring)
Voldemort asks Slughorn about horcruxes
Voldemort opens Chamber of Secrets, killing Moaning Myrtle.
Hagrid expelled from Hogwarts
Voldemort graduates from Hogwarts
Armando Dippet denies Voldemort the Defense Against the Dark Arts job
Voldemort kills Hepzibah Smith, stealing Slytherin's locket and Hufflepuff's cup
Hokey the house elf framed for Hepzibah Smith's murder
Voldemort murders a muggle vagrant, creating the locket horcrux
Voldemort rises to power
Snape tells Voldemort of the prophecy
Voldemort kills Lily and James Potter, attempts to kill Harry.
Quirrell encounters Voldemort (Albania). Voldemort possesses Quirrell.
Voldemort/Quirrell attempts to steal the Sorcerer's Stone from Gringott's
Harry defeats Quirrell
Ginny Weasley possessed by Voldemort via Tom Riddle's diary
Voldemort/Ginny reopens the Chamber of Secrets
Harry destroys the diary horcrux
Voldemort tortures and murders Ministry official Bertha Jorkins, creating Nagini horcrux.
Wormtail assist Voldemort in returning to a rudimentary body
Voldemort murders Frank Bryce, Riddle mansion caretaker
Voldemort returns to his full form, Little Hangleton graveyard
Death eaters escape from Azkaban
Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Voldemort fails to possess Harry.
Death Eaters kidnap Garrick Ollivander, wandmaker
Voldemort kills Amelia Bones, Head of Magical Law Enforcement, starting the Second Wizarding War
Cornelius Fudge fired. Former auror Rufus Scrimgeor becomes Minister for Magic.
Voldemort orders Draco Malfoy to kill Dumbledore
Snape makes the Unbreakable Vow to kill Dumbledore should Draco fail to do so
Voldemort and the Death Eaters take over Malfoy Manor
Harry and Dumbledore find the fake locket horcux in the sea cave
Voldemort kills Charity Burbage, Muggle Studies teacher
Battle of the Seven Potters. Alastor Moody killed.
The Ministry of Magic falls
Harry turns 17, losing the Trace
Merop Gaunt fools Tom Riddle Sr. into marrying her
Merope Gaunt-Riddle pregnant with Tom Riddle/Voldemort
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