Anne Løset

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Anne Mogensdotter Løset (died 1679) was a Norwegian woman who was tried for alleged sorcery, convicted and executed by burning. She was probably born at Sunnmøre, and was executed at Rovde in December 1679. Her biography is known from records from Thing gatherings in 1679. Several witnesses held her responsible for their miserable health condition. Anne Løset long denied all accusations. After strong pressure from her clergyman she finally pleaded guilty and confessed everything, including a Christmas Mass with Satan at Dovrefjell in 1678. In the district of Sunnmøre a total of 19 witch trials from the 17th century are documented.[1][2]


  1. ^ Hagen, Rune Blix. "Anne Mogensdatter Løset". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Anne Mogensdatter Løset". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 19 February 2013.