The Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher during Harry's second year at Hogwarts. He was a famous author who, Harry and Ron discovered, hadn't actually done any of the heroic things he wrote about in his books—he found the people who did them, wiped their memories, and took credit for their actions. When he attempted to do the same to Ron and Harry, Ron's broken wand malfunctioned and the memory charm rebounded on Lockhart. He lives in a permanent ward at St. Mungo's hospital, and though he doesn't remember anything, he still loves signing photos of himself and reading his fan mail.
Professor Lockhart Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The timeline below shows where the character Professor Lockhart appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...for the tearoom, but on the fourth-floor landing, they come face to face with Professor Lockhart. He offers them his autograph but doesn't remember teaching at Hogwarts. A motherly Healer guides... (full context)