31 December, 1926
Merope Gaunt (1907 - 31 December, 1926) was a British pure-blood witch born into the poverty-stricken Gaunt family, daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and sister to Morfin. Her family used her chiefly as a slave until their imprisonment in Azkaban Prison, at which point she drugged Tom Riddle I with a Love Potion, and with him had a child, Tom Riddle, who would later become known as "Lord Voldemort".
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows