J. K. Rowling

Novelist J. K. Rowling Full Name: J. K. Rowling [Joanne Kathleen Rowling]
Nationality: British

Profession: Novelist
Why Famous: Creator of Harry Potter, Hogwarts, etc.

Born: July 31, 1965 (52 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yate, Gloucestershire, England

Married Life

  • 1992-10-16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes
  • 2001-12-26 "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland

Historical Events in the Life of J. K. Rowling

  • 1997-06-26 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1st book in J. K. Rowling's best-selling series, is published
  • 1999-07-08 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
  • 2000-07-08 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published in the UK (Bloomsbury) and the US (Scholastic)
  • 2001-11-14 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" the 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, is released starring Daniel Radcliffe
  • 2002-11-14 Film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is released, based on the 2nd book by J. K. Rowling
  • 2003-06-21 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English
  • 2004-05-31 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas
  • 2005-07-16 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs
  • 2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.
  • 2007-01-11 Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh
  • 2007-07-11 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released
  • 2007-07-21 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide. 11 million copies sell in 24 hrs
  • 2009-07-15 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
  • 2010-11-19 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
  • 2012-04-14 J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, launches her website "Pottermore"
  • 2016-07-31 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play by Jack Thorne with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight

Famous Novelists