Garrick Ollivander was born to the famed wandmaker Gervaise Ollivander, and even before he turned eleven he had already been immersed in his father's trade.
Upon graduating, Garrick married and had two children: a son and a daughter. He took up the family's business, which he revolutionised with his purist ideas by making wands of only three cores: phoenix feather, dragon heartstring and unicorn hair. Although at first his ideas were scorned and his methods resisted, it soon became evident that he was the finest wandmaker ever, and witches and wizards came from all over the world to buy his wands.
Personality and traitsEdit
Garrick was an obsessive individual, and his entire life revolved around wandcraft. Even before he began his schooling at Hogwarts, he had been immersed in the world of wandcraft, and upon graduation he dedicated his life to making, selling, and improving wands.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Pottermore - New From J. K. Rowling: Mr Ollivander
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 One of the first sales Ollivander made was to Voldemort, who came for his wand in 1938; assuming Ollivander started making wands right out of Hogwarts, then he would be seventeen at the time.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Five - Diagon Alley)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)