Anne Volant Rowling

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Birthday February 5, 1945

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Dec 30, 1990 (45)

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Known for being the mother of author J.K. Rowling. Her daughter founded the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic in her name as part of the University of Edinburgh to keep her memory alive after she passed from complications due to multiple sclerosis at the age of 45. 

Before Fame

She met her husband on a train departing from King's Cross Station for Arbroath in 1964. She worked as a high school science technician. She was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 35. 


The death of Harry's parents in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was inspired by Anne's death which J.K. Rowling experienced while writing the first draft of her first book. 

Family Life

She was married to aircraft engineer at Rolls Royce Peter Rowling. 

Associated With

She is the grandmother of Jessica Arantes and David Murray