In the world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Fred Weasley was born on April Fool's Day, 1978, along with twin brother George, to Arthur and Molly Weasley. Since he was born on April 1st, he was a natural prankster who turned his talents to becoming a successful entrepreneur with George Weasley.
Fred and George attended Hogwarts from 1989-1996 and were members of Gryffindor House and Dumbledore's Army before leaving the institution just before graduation due to issues with Dolores Umbridge. They set up a joke shop called Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley.
Fred and George were always laughing and making jokes, which certainly lightened the mood of studying for magic tests. They were also constantly getting into trouble and breaking rules, assisted by the Marauder's Map, which they stole during a detention with Argus Filch, the caretaker at Hogwarts.
Fred was killed during the final battle with Lord Voldemort on May 2nd, 1998. His twin brother George named the first of his children after him.
In the movie version, Fred Weasley is played by actor James Phelps.
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