Gellert Grindelwald

Gellert Grindelwald’s belief in the superiority of wizards over their Muggle counterparts was controversial in the 1920s, but nevertheless attracted wide support from witches and wizards who were tired of having to hide their magical abilities. Expelled from his school, Durmstrang, for ‘twisted experiments’, Gellert went on to form a close friendship with Albus Dumbledore, and the pair spent many hours seeking out the Deathly Hallows and debating how they might be used to reform the wizarding world. Their friendship was irrevocably destroyed after a tragic accident and whilst Dumbledore worked for good, Grindelwald's path took a darker turn.