- HPPS(Ch. 1,7,10)
- Tall, thin and very old
- Long, silver hair and beard growing to his waist
- Sparkling blue eyes; wears half-moon spectacles
- Nose has been broken at least twice
- Headmaster of Hogwarts.
- Defeated Grindelwald in 1945.
- Discovered the twelve uses of dragon's blood.
- Works on alchemy with Nicolas Flamel.
- Enjoys chamber music and tenpin bowling.
- Was a Gryffindor.
- Was recently "outed" as a homosexual.
Dumbledore presides over the feast when the students first arrive at Hogwarts, makes a very odd and short speech before they eat, and makes some announcements after.