AS THE ONLY KNOWN SURVIVOR OF THE KILLING CURSE, HARRY WAS ALREADY FAMOUS BEFORE HE ARRIVED AT HOGWARTS. ONE CONSEQUENCE OF LILYS PROTECTION IS THAT HER ORPHANED SON HAD TO BE RAISED BY HER ONLY REMAINING BLOOD RELATIVE, IN HER MUGGLE SISTER PETUNIA DURSLEYS FAMILY, WHERE HE WAS NOT WELCOMED OR NURTURED, BUT WOULD STAY ALIVE, AT LEAST UNTIL HE WAS 17 YEARS OLD.
At the age of 11, Harry learned from Rubeus Hagrid, the Hogwarts gamekeeper, that he was a wizard.
WHILE AT SCHOOL, HARRY BECAME BEST FRIENDS WITH RON WEASLEY AND HERMOINE GRANGER. HE BEGAN ATTENDING HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY AND WAS SORTED INTO GRYFFINDOR HOUSE.
He became the youngest Seeker in over a century and eventually captain of his houses Quidditch team, winning two Quidditch Cups as part of the team.
The next school year, Harry reluctantly founded Dumbledores Army and fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, during which he lost his godfather, Sirius Black, who was a father figure to him.
. During the Battle of Hogwarts, he personally witnessed the deaths of Severus Snape and Fred Weasley, and learned that Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Colin Creevey, and many others had fallen as well.