The Wizarding World (Harry Potter) Timeline

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Harry Potter has soared to be one of the most universally loved stories of all time. Almost everyone has read the books, and the series is responsible for many people (including this writer) falling in love with reading and writing. Enjoy this Wizarding World timeline.

What’s on the Wizarding World Timeline?

Everyone has heard of Harry Potter, but they might not know about Quidditch Through the Ages, or the upcoming films for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This Harry Potter timeline includes the books, the films, and all of that supplement material. It assembles all of this information in a convenient chronological reading order for your convenience. It also includes the recent play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is considered the 8th Harry Potter story, despite the fact that it’s not a 8th book.

As with any of our timelines, please let us know if there are any errors or if the timeline is missing any important information.

Where to Start?

Unequivocally, we recommend starting with the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. That is the book that started it all and you will enjoy reading it most before watching the films.

Additionally, if you like this timeline, you might like some of our others, such as our Hunger Games timeline.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateTimeNotes
1Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFilmDavid Yates2016-11-181926Also available as a written script.
2Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldFilmDavid Yates2018-11-161927
3Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky PoltergeistsAnthologyJ. K. Rowling2016-09-06?Collection of short stories set before the Harry Potter books.
4Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous HobbiesAnthologyJ. K. Rowling2016-09-06?Collection of short stories set before the Harry Potter books.
5Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable GuideAnthologyJ. K. Rowling2016-09-06?
6Harry Potter PrequelShort StoryJ. K. Rowling2008-06-111977A very short piece of fiction. Available online.
7Harry Potter: Hogwarts MysteryGame2018-04-251984
8Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneNovelJ. K. Rowling1997-06-261991
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneFilmChris Columbus2001-11-161991
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsNovelJ. K. Rowling1998-07-021992
11Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsFilmChris Columbus2002-11-151992
12Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanNovelJ. K. Rowling1999-07-081993
13Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanFilmAlfonso Cuarón2004-05-311993
14Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireNovelJ. K. Rowling2000-07-081994
15Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireFilmMike Newell2005-11-181994
16Quidditch Through the AgesJunior NovelJ. K. Rowling2001-01-011994An in-universe book.
17Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemJunior NovelJ. K. Rowling2001-01-011994An in-universe book.
18Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixNovelJ. K. Rowling2003-06-211995
19Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixFilmDavid Yates2007-07-111995
20Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceNovelJ. K. Rowling2005-07-161996
21Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceFilmDavid Yates2009-07-151996
22Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsNovelJ. K. Rowling2007-07-211997
23Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1FilmDavid Yates2010-11-191997
24Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2FilmDavid Yates2011-07-151997
25The Tales of Beedle the BardJunior NovelJ. K. Rowling2008-12-041997An in-universe book.
26Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildPlayJ. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany2016-07-312016Also available as a written script. Contains two parts.