Lina Zimmer

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Lina Zimmer (November 20, 1892 – August 28, 2004) was, for the last year of her life, dying at the age of 111, the oldest German. She was said to be humorous. She was born and died in Stuttgart.

She studied dress making and was born as one of six children. She married graphic artist Richard Zimmer in 1915 and remained married for 60 years until his death in 1975. Lina said about King William II of Württemberg that he was a nice person because when you saw him on the street and greeted him he greeted back.

Her advice for a long life was "Live sensibly, don't get worked up and be content" (original quote: "Vernünftig leben, sich nicht aufregen und zufrieden sein").[1][2]

Preceded by
Anna Stephan
Germany's Oldest Recognized Living Person
August 3, 2003 – August 28, 2004
Succeeded by
Hermann Dörnemann
Preceded by
Charlotte Benkner
Oldest recognized person born in Germany
May 14, 2004 – August 28, 2004
Succeeded by
Hermann Dörnemann
Preceded by
Anna Stephan
Germany's Oldest Recognized Living Woman
August 3, 2003 – August 28, 2004
Succeeded by
Elisabeth Heck

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