Stefan Wilkes (23 July, 1960 - 25 November, 1980) was a half-blooded Dark wizard and a Death Eater. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1 September, 1971 to June of 1978, in the same year as the Marauders. Wilkes was a member of a gang of Slytherins and aspiring Death Eaters that included Severus Snape, Avery, Mulciber, and Evan Rosier. They all entered the service of Lord Voldemort during the height of the First Wizarding War. Wilkes died young: he was killed in the Battle of Normanby le Wold in 1980, aged 20, alongside his girlfriend at the time, Perdita Vaisey.
Stefan Wilkes was born on 23 July, 1960, in Wimbourne Minster, Dorset, England, into the Wilkes family. He was of a half-blood parentage. He grew up in Wimbourne, which was a major wizarding settlement still inhabited by muggles by the 20th Century.
Stefan Wilkes received his Hogwarts letter in the summer of 1971. Before attending, he purchased a wand made of chestnut and dragon heartstring from Ollivander's Wand Shop in Diagon Alley, located in London. He boarded the Hogwarts Express on 1 September, 1971, and was sorted into Slytherin that very same night. He would have shared a dormitory with Ansel Quick and Dunstan Sangster.
According to Sirius Black, Wilkes was a member of a gang of Slytherins and aspiring Death Eaters that included Severus Snape, Avery, Mulciber, and Evan Rosier. They all entered the service of Lord Voldemort during the height of the First Wizarding War.
- "A total of two Death Eaters, two Aurors, and three civilians have been killed in the wizarding parish of Normanby le Wold, Lincolnshire. The dead include Louise Abney, aged 17, Muriel Abney, aged 49, Elouan Dennell, aged 83, Aurors Philip Hume and John Bell, aged 53 and 18, respectively, as well as known Death Eaters Perdita Vaisey and Stefan Wilkes, aged 18 and 20, respectively."
- —The Daily Prophet's Evening Edition reporting on Wilkes' death, 25 Nov. 1980
Stefan Wilkes was killed in battle on 25 November, 1980, in Normanby le Wold, Lincolnshire, England. After his death, his personal effects were kept as evidence by the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He had no family that would claim them.
The name Stefan originates from the Latin Stephanus, which is from the Greek Stephanos, a name derived from stephanos (a crown, a garland).
The name is Germanic in origin as "Wilhelm", composed of the elements "Wil", will, desire and "helm", helmet, protection. The modern surnames "Wilkes" and "Wilks" are the patronymic forms, meaning "son of Wilk".