Grietje Jansen-Anker

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Greta (Grietje) Jansen-Anker (12 September 1897 – 13 October 2009)[1] was a Dutch supercentenarian. She was the oldest person in the Netherlands between 19 May 2006 and her death on 13 October 2009, at age 112 years 31 days.[citation needed] She inherited the title after the death of 111 year-old Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink of Utrecht. She was also one of the 30 verified oldest living people at the time of her death. Jansen-Anker was born in the ancient harbour town of Vlissingen and lived much of her life in nearby Middelburg.[citation needed] She lived independently until age 102 and moved to a Rotterdam nursing home in 2008.[citation needed] After her death, 107 year-old Bertha van Hasselt became the oldest person in the Netherlands, and died three days later.


  1. ^ "The Netherlands' oldest resident dies". 15 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-16.