Newt Scamander

Newt Scamander
Newt Scamander

Newton “Newt” Artemis Fido Scamander (born in 1897) is a famous magical magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Biography

Childhood and School

From an early age he showed great interest in magical creatures. At age 7, he dismembered Horklumps regularly in his room.

Life in Ministry

After school, Scamander joined the Ministry of Magic, and worked in the Department of Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. In 1918, Augustus appointed Scamander to write the first volume of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, winning just two Sickles a week, working for the Ministry. Two years later he worked in the Office for the Relocation of the Elves, then was assigned to the Division of Beasts, where his prodigious knowledge assured him a big promotion. Scamander traveled across five continents, watching magical creatures. He learned about their abilities and published Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 1927. Thanks to what he learned in the Agency for the Status and Monitoring Dragons, his book was a massive bestseller and was admitted to the Hogwarts library. He was solely responsible for the creation of the Register of Werewolves in 1947. He says his proudest work is Ban Experimetal Reproduction, which was approved in 1965 and has contributed effectively to prevent new and indominables monsters that are created within Britain.

Newt Scamander with his Wand
Newt Scamander with his Wand

In 1979, he was awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class, for services in Magizoology. Chromos also appears in The Famous Wizard.

Personal Life

Newt Scamander married a witch named Porpentina and had a son and his grandson Rolf. Presently he is living in Dorset with his wife and three Kneazles, Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler. After Rolf married Luna Lovegood, Newt became great-grandfather of Lorcan and Lysander Scamander twins.

Fantastic Beasts comic-con trailer
Fantastic Beasts comic-con trailer