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Professor Binns

Professor Binns, the only ghost teacher at Hogwarts

History of Magic Professor and the only ghost teacher at Hogwarts, his lessons are widely thought to be the dullest at the school


History of Magic was by common consent the most boring subject ever devised by wizardkind.


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

Guests dancing at Nearly Headless Nick's deathday party

Ghosts

By J.K. Rowling


Nearly Headless Nick greeting guests to his Deathday party

Pottermore’s guide to ghosts


Binns droned on and on while they scribbled down names and dates and got Emeric the Evil and Uric the Oddball mixed up.


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

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It is a myth! It does not exist! There is not a shred of evidence that Slytherin ever built so much as a secret broom cupboard! I regret telling you such a foolish story! We will return, if you please, to history, to solid, believable, verifiable fact!


Professor Binns
Binns teaches the class about the Chamber of Secrets

Hogwarts Ghosts

By J.K. Rowling


‘Oh, very well,’ he said slowly. ‘Let me see … the Chamber of Secrets …


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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling

Binns teaches the class about the Chamber of Secrets

Professor Binns teaches a class


The Great Hall at Halloween with the ghosts

The best-loved ghosts at Hogwarts


Professor Binns fact file


Skills

Boring a class with facts that might be interesting if anyone else was giving the lesson

Hobbies

Droning on about facts from magical history

Death

Died in his sleep and got up in the morning to teach lessons, leaving his body behind