Did Jk Rowling choose her characters birthdays on?

purpose? Like does she believe in zodiac signs because Snape is said on wikipedia to be born on January and that's the zodiac sign of capricorn which fits him perfectly! http://www.astrology-online.com/capricrn.htm And Mggonigal was said on pottermore to be born in october, how ironic because october babies seem well suited for her!

2 Answers

Relevance
  • Raf
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Some character were definitely selected for specific reasons, others were not.

    Harry and Neville had similar birthdays for the prophecy.

    Dudley was born earlier than Harry to show the difference in the way the cousins were treated

    Fred and George were given April Fool's Day as a jest

    Hermione was to be a bit older; so she had to be born just after the cut-off date in September

    Ginny was born just before the cutoff date in late august, letting her be one year behind Harry

    Ron Weasley had to be born early enough that Ginny could attend the following year

    T.M. Riddle was born on New Years Day for dramatic effect.

    Most other characters were simply given birth dates for completeness ...

  • 8 years ago

    She probably did! JK Rowling is a very clever woman and did her research before she wrote anything!

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.