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1 March 1980
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Jack Russell Terrier
Ron was born into the pure-blood Weasley family on the first of March in 1980; he, along with all of his siblings, were raised in the Burrow, a seven-story house just outside of Ottery St. Catchpole.
1991-1992 school yearEdit
Ron first went to school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in fall of 1991. He met Harry Potter at King's Cross Station that year, and his mother helped Harry get onto the platform. The two rode the train in the same compartment, and later Harry bought him some sweets. When Ron tried performing a spell given to him by his brothers Fred and George, and nothing happened, whilst Hermione Granger, a new girl who was highly critical, made fun of his failure, Harry did not.
1992-1993 school yearEdit
That year, Ron, with Fred and George, drove to Surrey to pick up Harry at the Dursleys' house in the Weasleys' flying car; he and his brothers were asked to de-gnome their garden as a punishment. At King's Cross that year, Dobby the house elf sealed the barrier onto Platform 9 3/4, and hence Harry and Ron could not get to the train; they rode the flying car again, this time to Hogwarts, where they crashed into a Whomping Willow tree.
Personality and traitsEdit
Although throughout his childhood and early teenage years he seemed to be rather uncaring and somewhat rude, in later life he seemed to have matured and became quite kind (though never entirely as kind as his later wife, Hermione Granger).
Ron suffered a constant fear of being overshadowed by both his brothers and his more popular friend, Harry Potter, as well as a jealous concern that Harry would "win" over him when it came to Hermione Granger. This fear could cripple him at times, but he showed powerful resolve that allowed him to maintain his deepest friendships and cement his relationship with Hermione.
Ron was often described as tall and lanky, with the vivid red hair that identified the Weasley family.
Ronald is a Scottish name, a variation of Ragnvaldr; it did not become popular outside of Scotland until the 20th century. Although it was not outright stated in the books, Weasley is reminiscient of "weasel", something Ron was rather touchy about.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Behind the scenesEdit
- Although he is called Ron throughout most of the series, his official name is Ronald.