Ranking The Saddest Deaths From The Battle Of Hogwarts

Today is the 16th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That means that Tumblr is freaking out and my dash will be clogged with GIF sets all day. Great. Thanks a lot, JK Rowling.


But at the end of the day I’m a huge Harry Potter nerd so I’m going to get a little caught up in the nostalgia regardless. I’m already having flashbacks to the time when I finished the seventh book seven years ago and I was an emotional wreck. Seriously, I think that my eyes were nearly swollen shut from all the crying. But that’s what happens when some of your faves kick the bucket. So which deaths from the Battle of Hogwarts were the saddest? Which made you want to dance? Well, here’s a definitive ranking of the deaths, from celebratory to I-am-about-to-throw-this-book-across-the-room tragic.

Okay, so how would you rank the deaths? What do you think was the saddest death overall in the series? What are your thoughts on the Lavender Brown mystery? Tell us in the comments!


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  • Bella

    There were lots of much sadder deaths in Harry Potter that these in this list. For example, Dumbledore, Dobby, anf of course Sirius!!!
    For me Sirius’s death was the saddest. He was the only family Harry had, and they didn’t even have a chance to really get to know each other!

  • Mar

    You guys, this is a list of the saddest deaths during the BATTLE OF HOGWARTS. NOT a list of the saddest deaths in the entire series. Dobby, Sirius, Dumbledore, Hedwig, etc… all died before the Battle of Hogwarts. That’s why they’re not included in the list.

  • Sunny

    Fred :'(

  • Sarah

    Dumbledore??????? Where is Dumbledore? I don’t understand why you would place the uncertain death of Lavender Brown, where Dumbledore should be. He doesn’t even need to to first. What about Sirius? That’s the one I cried over. He doesn’t deserve to be in this list either??

    • Dumbledore didn’t die during the Battle of Hogwarts. Neither did Sirius.

  • Aggie

    Fred’s death was much sadder than Snape’s.

  • Yolanda

    What about Dobby?!

    • Sophia


  • myrthe

    You forgot one! Dobby!! He wassnt killd in the seventh book but i dont care dobby was the sweetest elf ever created i think his dead deserves a place in this list!


  • crystalrose

    Hedwig? Moody? Dobby?

  • drawswithfist

    i thought Collin didn’t die, dumbledor said he was just paralyzed because he didn’t look directly at the basilisk, he looked at it though a camera lens

    • Liv

      In the Chamber of Secrets he was petrified, but he did in fact die during the Battle of Hogwarts in the seventh book

    • jpo

      That was in chamber of secrets, this is deathly hallows.

  • Courtney

    You didn’t even include Dobby! Or Hedwig! There’s even more here you didn’t mention that I thought were way sadder. Sorry but this list isn’t right at all.

    • Neither Dobby nor Hedwig died during the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Brittney

    No dobby?

  • Mel


    • He died two years before the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Chelsea

    It wasn’t crabbe that played with fire and killed himself, it was goyal :/

    • Brenna

      Draco Malfoy: “C-Crabbe… C-Crabbe…”
      Ron Weasley: “He’s dead.”

      This is a part from Deathly Hallows. It was Crabbe who died in the fire in the Room of Requirement, not Goyle.

  • xXx

    What is about Cedrick Diggory,his death wasn’t SAD? This article is dumb!

    • He died a good three years before the Battle of Hogwarts.