June 18, 1996
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Sirius Black was wrongly accused of joining the side of the Dark Lord, Voldemort, and sent to Azkaban prison. Using his power as an Animagus, he broke out and was eventually cleared of the accusations against him, but not until after his death at the hands of Bellatrix Lestrange.
Though Harry Potter once feared and loathed him as the apparent aid to the murder of his parents, he eventually learned the truth of Sirius's actions. Upon doing so, he came to have a great love for Sirius as a surrogate parent.
After fleeing the Ministry of Magic, Sirius spent time in the south and later returned to the area of Hogsmeade to keep an eye on Harry during the Triwizard Tournament. Following the dark events that concluded the tournament, he stayed at his parents' old home of 12 Grimmauld Place, a virtual prisoner due to the Ministry's considering him to be an escaped convict.
Sirius was raised in number 12 Grimmauld Place in London, England. He grew up alongside his young brother Regulus and under the protection and discipline of his dark mother, Walburga Black. HIs father was Orion Black.
Read more of Sirius at http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Sirius_Black