Tom Riddle aka Lord Voldemort

Tom Riddle on left and Voldemort on right

Tom Riddle in his youth on the left and Lord Voldemort fully grown on the right

 Tom Marvolo Riddle was born in a London orphanage on December 31, 1926. His parents were Merope Gaunt, a witch, and Tom Riddle Sr, a muggle. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was placed in Slytherin house. He was one of few Parselmouths in wizarding history and opened the Chamber of Secrets while he was in school, resulting in the death of a classmate and the expulsion of another.
 After graduating from Hogwarts, Riddle worked as an apprentice at Borgin and Burkes. Not long after leaving Hogwarts Tom Riddle also shed his name donning the well known and feared name of Lord Voldemort. After leaving Borgin and Burkes, Riddle disappeared and not much is known about his whereabouts for some time.
 Later, he would resurface as Lord Voldemort with a following of Death Eaters as he attempted to take over the wizarding world. This first attempt came to an end after many casualties when he tried to kill Harry Potter.
 Voldemort disappeared for 11 years before reappearing while trying to steal the Sorcerer's Stone. He was once again thwarted by Harry Potter and he disappeared for a few years only to be fully returned to power 3 years later. After his resurrection, Voldemort began to rebuild his army and 2 years later overthrew the Ministry of Magic began a new reign of terror. However, not even an entire year later his reign of terror would come to an end at the Battle of Hogwarts where he was once again defeated by Harry Potter, this time for good.
  • Dec. 31, 1926:
  • Sept. 1938:
     Sorted into Slytherin
  • 1943:
     Opened the Chamber of Secrets
  • Aug. 1943:
     Murdered the Riddle family
  • 1945:
     Graduated from Hogwarts
  • 1945-1949:
     Applied to teach at Hogwarts
     Travelled to Albania
     Worked at Borgin and Burkes
  • 1955-1961:
     Murdered Hepzibah Smith
  • 1965-1971:
     Applied to teach at Hogwarts
  • 1970:
     Began the First Wizarding War
  • 1980:
     Heard a prophecy of his downfall
  • Oct. 31, 1981:
     Murdered James and Lily Potter and disappeared as less than spirit
  • 1991:
     Attempted to steal the Sorcerer's Stone
  • 1992:
     Reopened the Chamber of Secrets via Horcrux
  • 1994-1995:
     Regained his body and returned to power
  • 1995:
     Battled Dumbledore at the Ministry
  • 1996:
     The Second Wizarding War began
  • 1997:
     Attacked Harry Potter
     Murdered Mad Eye Moody
     Took over the Ministry
  • May 1, 1998:
     Took the Elder Wand from Dumbledore's tomb
     Battle of Hogwarts began
  • May 2, 1998:
  • "the most evil wizard in hundreds and hundreds of years"
  • Magical Mastery from a young age
  • Extremelly talented in the Dark Arts
  • Duelist of nearly unrivalled skill
  • Extremely knowledgeable of dark potions
  • Skilled in Charms
  • Affinity for Fire spells
  • Extremely adept at Memory Modification
  • Extreme accuracy in Apparition
  • Remarkable control of his underage magic
  • Exceptional at Occlumency and Legillimency
  • He could fly
  • Parseltongue
  • Created the most Horcruxes in wizarding history
  • Great at Transfiguration
  • Excepetional skils in Defence Against the Dark Arts
  • Created the spell Morsmordre
  • Created and controlled an army of Inferi
  • Ability to possess creatures
  • Highly talented at wandless and nonverbal magic
  • Extremely talented manipulator