What order were Lord Voldemort's horcruxes made in?

  • In what order and when were Voldemort's Horcruxes made? I found a list with destruction dates. But not creation date.

    So since Voldemort's soul was split in half ever time he made a horcrux, that means Harry had more Voldemort then Voldemort had Voldemort. Cause Nagini was made after Harry.

  • Here's what I came up with:

    1. Diary of Tom Riddle - circa September 1943 - Following the death of Myrtle in circa May 1943, when Riddle released the Basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets. Tom Riddle's age: 16

      Tom Riddle says that he placed his "sixteen-year-old self" into the diary ([CS17]), so he must have done it in the fall after the summer when he killed the Riddles and before he turned 17 at the end of December. His conversation with Slughorn where he learned about Horcruxes must have taken place after school started that September, so the timeframe for the creation of the diary Horcrux is between September and December, 1943. HP LEXICON

    2. Peverell Ring - circa September - December 1943 - Following the deaths of Tom Riddle Sr. and Tom Riddle's grandparents. Tom Riddle's age: 16 (17 if he committed the murders on his birthday 12.31.1943)

    3. Hufflepuff Cup - circa 1945/1946 - Following the murder of Hepzibah Smith. Tom Riddle's age: 19/20

    4. Slytherin Locket - circa 1945/1946 - Following the murder of a Muggle tramp. Tom Riddle's age: 19/20

      Note: The cup and the locket were stolen together by Voldemort, who then went underground. If a definitive source exists that verifies which Horcrux Voldemort made first - the cup or the locket - let me know.

    5. Ravenclaw Diadem - circa 1956 - Following the murder of an Albanian peasant. After Dumbledore was made headmaster, Voldemort resurfaced and asked Dumbledore for the Defence Against the Dark Arts position, which Dumbledore denied him. It was during this visit that Voldemort was thought to have hidden the diadem in the Room of Requirement. Voldemort's age: ~30

      Although Harry himself is not a Horcrux, the date the Avada Kedavra spell from Voldemort rebounded, latching a piece of Voldemort's soul onto Harry, is 10.31.81. Voldemort's age: ~55

      In circa August 1991, Voldemort inhabits Professor Quirrell's body, using him as a life vessel since Voldemort is still in spirit form. According to J.K. Rowling on Pottermore, Quirrell became "a temporary Horcrux" and is completely subjugated by Voldemort. Voldemort's age: ~65 source: Quirrel's entry by JKR on Pottermore

    6. Nagini - circa 1994 - Following the murder of Ministry of Magic employee Bertha Jorkins in Albania where, presumably, Voldemort and Wormtail have been residing. Voldemort's age: ~68

    I make no claims that this timeline is perfect and I did adjust dates when they didn't match what is known from canon.

    Do you have a reference for the tramp or peasant? I don't recall either of those being mentioned (but maybe just because they weren't named...). Aside from that, +1 for a nice answer.

    You can find verification of the Muggle tramp/peasant here. Just scroll down to the question asked by Lady Bella. And thank you for the +1 -- much appreciate :)

    +1, but I think you need to read up on the +- (plus or minus) operator: I've never heard of someone being negative thirty years old :-) . Perhaps you meant 30 +- 1 (for a range of 29-31)? (Comments don't parse the html entity, it seems.)

    Under 2, I think you mean “if he _made the Horcrux_ on his birthday”. We know that he killed his father and grandparents in summer, so that can't have been on his birthday.

    I'm confused where is the info that nagini was made after killing bertha. I could be wrong but I feel like Dumbledore says in the 6th book I believe nagini is a horcrux for she is unordinarilly old. If she was made in the 4th book she would not be that old by the 6th book.

    @BrianInnes *She* was old, yes; she was already old by the time of the 4th book. Her status as a Horcrux wasn't that old.

    Wait a minute. If Voldy only learned about Horcruxes in September of 1943, how can he have used a death in May -- if a kill used for a Horcrux has to be made with the intent of creating the Horcrux?

    as per @JanusBahsJacquet comment, if we know that he killed Riddles in summer, shouldn't Ring be the first Horcrux and Diary the second, as Myrtle was killed during school time?

    @NikitaNeganov He didn’t necessarily make the Horcruxes in the same order as the killings that facilitated them.

    @JanusBahsJacquet by the time he approaches Slughorn, he already has a ring, and it is stated, that it is already a Horcrux. One might think, that as Tom asks about creating several Horcruxes, this meeting might occur before he created Diary, as he doesn't actually know what happens if person creates more than 1 Horcrux

    @NikitaNeganov He had the ring (he would have, since he killed the Riddles in summer and asked Slughorn during the following term), but we don’t know whether it was already a Horcrux when he asked Slughorn. The fact that he’s wearing it _could_ be seen as an indicator that it’s not: even 16-year-old Riddle would likely not be foolish enough to wear a Horcrux on his finger where anyone could get at it. We don’t know when he hid it in the Gaunt shack, but he did presumably hide it once he made it a Horcrux.

    Another way of resolving this dilemma is to suppose that JKR misspoke when she identified the killing of Tom Riddle Senior as the source of the Ring Horcrux. It was an off-the-cuff answer, I believe.

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