Lisette de Lapin

Lisette de Lapin was a French witch who was convicted of practicing witchcraft by Muggles in the city of Paris in 1422. She disappeared from her prison cell the evening before her scheduled execution.


  • Born: c. before 1422
  • Title(s): King's Advisor (possibly)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Animagus: White rabbit (possibly)

Animagus theoryEdit

One theory is that she was an Animagus whose animal form was small enough to allow her to slip out the barred window. This idea has never been confirmed, but, sometime after Lisette's escape, a large white rabbit was spotted sailing across the English Channel in a cauldron. A rabbit fitting that description would later serve as an advisor to King Henry VI.

Inspiration for "Babbitty"Edit

Magical historians have suggested that Lisette de Lapin may have been the inspiration behind Beedle the Bard's character Babbitty, who turns into a rabbit to escape the foolish King and charlatan.


Lisette is a French nickname of Elisabeth. Lapin is the French word for rabbit, which, combined with the particle de ("of") to form the surname of de Lapin, can be interpreted as meaning either "of the rabbit" or "of a place called Lapin."