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Dumbledore's Army
  • Harry Potter
  • Hermione Granger
  • Ron Weasley
  • October 1995 (1st)
  • 1997 (2nd)
  • 1996 (1st)
  • 2 May, 1998 (2nd)
  • Harry Potter (1995-1997)
  • Neville Longbottom (1997-1998)
  • Ginny Weasley (1997-1998)
  • Luna Lovegood (1997-1998)

Room of Requirement


To learn magical methods of Self-defence; rebel against the Death Eaters, the Ministry of Magic and the Inquisitorial Squads control at Hogwarts

Behind the scenes

Dumbledore's Army, also known as the D.A. or Defence Association, was a secret organization initiated by Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley to teach their fellow Hogwarts students proper Defence Against the Dark Arts in 1995. This organisation was made necessary by the refusal of Dolores Umbridge, the subject's professor during the 1995–1996 school year, to teach anything in her classes other than textbook theory. It had approximately 25 members. The group was disbanded during the 1996–1997 school year following the appointment of Severus Snape as Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, although several members heeded the call and participated in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower at the end of the year.

It was restarted by Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley, and Luna Lovegood during the 1997–1998 school year after Hogwarts fell under the control of Lord Voldemort in order to oppose Death Eater professors Alecto and Amycus Carrow, who spread propaganda against Muggles and Muggle-borns and taught the Dark Arts. Dumbledore's Army played a vital role during the Second Wizarding War, and members of the organisation fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and the Battle of Hogwarts.

Dumbledore's Army MembersEdit