Fred and George Weasley were mischievous twin wizards born on 1 April, 1978 to Arthur Weasley and Molly Weasley (née Prewett). Although Fred was the oldest the two were both brilliant pranksters that co-founded and ran the joke shop Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and were members of both Dumbledore’s Army and the Order of the Phoenix.
Fred, along with his family and friends, returned to Hogwarts in the spring to participate in the final battle. He and George were assigned to defend the castle’s secret passages by Kingsley Shacklebolt. When the Death Eaters forced their way inside, Fred fought next to his brother Percy, who had recently been reconciled with the family and combated his former boss, Imperiused Minister for Magic Pius Thicknesse, transfiguring him. While fighting, Fred was killed in an explosion outside the Room of Requirement.