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Nicholas Potter, Duke of Inverness (1376 - 1469) was a male wizard who lived in the 14th century. He was the son of Maurice Potter and Isola Leubovera. He married Elizabeth Irving, the 3rd Duchess of Inverness, and would be the founder of the noble branch of the Potter family.

Nicholas and his wife had a son, called Antonius Potter, who inherited his mother's titles and possessions. The three were also ancestors of Henry Anemas, commonly known in Britain as Harry Potter.

Etymology

Nicholas is a male given name, derived from the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), a compound of νίκη nikē 'victory' and λαός; laos 'people', that is, victor of the people. The name became popular through Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Lycia, the inspiration for Santa Claus. The name Nikolaos (Νικόλαος) pre-existed the Bishop of Myra who became Saint Nicholas, by several centuries. The Athenian historian Thucydides mentions that in the second year of the Peloponnesian war (431 to 404 BC) between Sparta and Athens, the Spartans sent a delegation to the Persian king to ask for his help to fight the Athenians; Nikolaos was one of the delegates. The customary English version of spelling "Nicholas", using an "h", first came into use in the 12th century and has been firmly established since the Reformation, though "Nicolas" is occasionally used.

Appearances

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Elizabeth Irving
Duke of Inverness jure uxoris
1408 - 1458
Succeeded by
Antonius Potter

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