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Lisbet Nypan was an alleged Norwegian witch. As one of the most famous victims of the witch-hunts in her country, she was also the penultimate defendant to be executed for witchcraft in Norway.

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Monument of Lisbet Nypan at the Nypvang Primary School in Leinstrand, Norway
Born Elisabeth Pedersdotter
circa 1610
Høllandet (now Hølonda), Trøndhjems amt
(now Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Died 1670 (aged 59–60)
Trondheim, Trøndhjems amt
(now Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Cause of death Executed by burning at stake
Known for Alleged witch
Criminal charge Witchcraft
Criminal penalty Execution by burning at stake
Spouse(s) Ole Nypan
Children Ingeborg, Ane, Marit, Peder
Parent(s) Peder Kulgrandstad, Mother Unknown

Lisbet Nypan (née Elisabeth Pedersdotter Kulgrandstad) (circa 1610 – September 1670) was an alleged Norwegian witch. As one of the most famous victims of the witch-hunts in her country, she was also the penultimate defendant to be executed for witchcraft in Norway.

The case against Lisbet and her husband, Ole Nypan, is the only Norwegian witch-hunt described by Rossell Hope Robbins in his 1959 book, Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology. Its fame grew a few years later, in 1962, when it was dramatized in Norway by Torbjørn Prestvik in his novel, Lisbet Nypan : Den siste hekseprosess i Trøndelag som førte til bål og brann (Lisbet Nypan : The Last Witch Trial in Trøndelag, from the Beginning to the Burning).