He was also the younger brother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, and the elder brother of Ginny.
Ron and his brothers and sister lived in the Burrow.
They once transfigured Ron's teddy bear into a giant spider, sparking his arachnophobia.
Ron, especially, was annoyed by what he saw as Hermione showing off her knowledge of magic, such as when she corrected him on the pronunciation of the incantation Wingardium Leviosa.
Ron began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991 and was Sorted into Gryffindor House.
He soon became best friends with fellow student Harry Potter and later Hermione Granger.
Ron's talent in Wizard's Chess allowed them to pass one of the obstacles protecting the stone, which was a life-sized game.
Ron sacrificed himself as a game piece so Harry could place the enemy king in checkmate, allowing Harry and Hermione to move on.