Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535) was a celebrated German wizard who authored many works on wizards and magic.
- Born: 1486, Germany
- Died: 1535 (aged 49)
- Species: Human
- Gender: Male
- Hair color: Brown
- Skin color: White
- Occupation: Author
Cornelius Agrippa was born in 1486, in Germany.
A celebrated author, Agrippa authored some works about wizardkind and magic. However, the persecution of witches and wizards gathered pace all over Europe in the fifteenth century, and Agrippa was imprisoned by Muggles who claimed his works were evil.
For undisclosed reasons, Cornelius Agrippa was the namesake of a substance with magical properties, used in potion-making.
Death and post-mortemEdit
Cornelius Agrippa died in 1535, aged 49. By the 1990s, he was featured on a Chocolate Frog Card. This card was one of the only two that were missing from Ron Weasley's collection when he met Harry Potter in 1991 (the other being Ptolemy).
Behind the scenesEdit
- Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486 1535) was a German soldier, physician, and author whose major works include Declamatio e nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus (Declamation on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex), a book first published in 1529 that asserts that women are morally and theologicaly superior to men, and De occulta philosophia libri tres (Three Books on Occult Philosophy), a trilogy of books covering a wide variety of occult topics first published between 1531 and 1533. He was adept in alchemy, astrology, and magic. His interest in the occult lead to criticism and caused him to lose several jobs, but he is not known to have been imprisoned for it.