List of Belgian supercentenarians

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According to the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), there have been 17 verified supercentenarians from Belgium.[1] As of 25 May 2015, there no verified living supercentenarian in Belgium.[1] The oldest Belgian ever was Joanna Deroover, who died in 2002 aged 112 years 186 days.[2]

Living Belgian supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of the oldest living people from Belgium. Those listed as 'verified' have been validated by the Gerontology Research Group, an international body that specifically deals in longevity research. Those that are 'unverified' have provided no documents to support the age claimed.

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 25 May 2015 Province of birth Province of residence
Alicia Corveleyn[3][4] F 8 January 1905 110 years, 137 days West Flanders West Flanders

Living Belgian emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 25 May 2015 Region of birth Country of residence
Anne de Sousberghe[5] F 7 November 1904 110 years, 199 days Brussels United Kingdom

Belgian supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of Belgian supercentenarians. The lifespans listed as 'verified' have been validated by the Gerontology Research Group. Those listed as 'pending' are backed by at least one document supporting the claimed age, but not the three necessary for validation by GRG.

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Province or
Region of birth
Province or
Region of death
1 Joanna Deroover[2] F 3 June 1890 6 December 2002 112 years, 186 days Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant
2 Fanny Godin[1] F 27 May 1902 7 September 2014 112 years, 103 days Liège Flemish Brabant
3 Germaine Degueldre[6] F 26 September 1900 11 May 2012 111 years, 228 days Hainaut Hainaut
4 Adrienne Ledent[7] F 13 December 1899 23 June 2011 111 years, 192 days Luxembourg Luxembourg
5 Jan Goossenaerts[6] M 30 October 1900 21 March 2012 111 years, 143 days Antwerp Antwerp
6 Maria van Sprengel[2] F 30 January 1882 22 April 1993 111 years, 82 days Antwerp Antwerp
7 Bernardina van Dommelen[8] F 15 March 1899 16 April 2010 111 years, 32 days Antwerp Antwerp
8 Aimée Rensonnet[1] F 18 January 1900 15 December 2010 110 years, 331 days Brussels Hainaut
9 Romanie Pollet[9] F 21 December 1898 17 October 2009 110 years, 300 days West Flanders Brussels
10 Anne-Marie Vandermersch[2] F 14 December 1892 8 October 2003 110 years, 298 days Namur Brussels
11 Gabriëlle Demets[8] F 26 August 1899 1 May 2010 110 years, 248 days West Flanders West Flanders
12 Maria Pierson-Ledent[8] F 20 June 1899 6 January 2010 110 years, 200 days Luxembourg Namur
13 Maria Irma Casteur-Vanderhaegen[2] F 26 June 1887 11 November 1997 110 years, 138 days East Flanders East Flanders
14 Maria de Jaeger[7] F 15 January 1901 30 April 2011 110 years, 105 days East Flanders East Flanders
15 Catherina Ververs[2] F 27 October 1888 24 January 1999 110 years, 89 days Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant
16 Louis Marion[2] M 10 October 1893 28 December 2003 110 years, 79 days Namur Namur
Jeanne-Marie Pirenne-Lempereur[10] F 8 April 1904 18 May 2014 110 years, 40 days Liège Liège
17 Marie de Ruyver[2] F 10 February 1889 14 March 1999 110 years, 32 days East Flanders East Flanders

Belgian emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Province or region of birth Country of death
1 Maria Richard[1] F 28 November 1900 11 October 2012 111 years, 318 days Luxembourg France
2 Jan Machiel Reyskens[2] M 11 May 1878 7 January 1990 111 years, 241 days Limburg Netherlands

Oldest Belgian person by province and region[edit]

Below is a list of the oldest person from each Belgian province. The lifespans listed as 'verified' have been validated by the Gerontology Research Group. Those listed as 'pending' are backed by at least one document supporting the claimed age, but not the three necessary for validation by GRG. Those listed as 'unverified' are not backed by any documents. Where longevity claims are in dispute, this is noted, as well.

Brussels is treated as a region, because it is not a province.

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending

Province or Region Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
Antwerp Jan Goossenaerts[1] M 30 October 1900 21 March 2012 111 years, 143 days
Brussels Romanie Pollet[9] F 21 December 1898 17 October 2009 110 years, 300 days
East Flanders Maria Irma Casteur-Vanderhaegen[2] F 26 June 1887 11 November 1997 110 years, 138 days
Flemish Brabant Joanna Deroover[2] F 3 June 1890 6 December 2002 112 years, 186 days
Hainaut Germaine Degueldre[1] F 26 September 1900 11 May 2012 111 years, 228 days
Liège Jeanne Lempereur[10] F 8 April 1904 18 May 2014 110 years, 40 days
Limburg Maria Josephina Alina Jamart[citation needed] F 3 September 1884 3 April 1992 107 years, 213 days
Luxembourg Adrienne Halbardier-Ledent[citation needed] F 13 December 1899 23 June 2011 111 years, 192 days
Namur Maria Pierson Ledent[8] F 20 June 1899 6 January 2010 110 years, 200 days
West Flanders Gabrielle Demets[8] F 14 August 1899 1 May 2010 110 years, 248 days
Walloon Brabant Henriette De Coster-Roox[citation needed] F 24 December 1892 29 June 2002 109 years, 187 days

Oldest living Belgian person by province and region[edit]

      Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending       Unverified

Province or Region Name Sex Birth date Age
Antwerp Isabelle Gysen F 18 May 1907 108 years, 7 days
Brussels Antoinette Justine Melis F 30 September 1907 107 years, 237 days
East Flanders Fernande De Raeve F 3 December 1906 108 years, 173 days
Flemish Brabant Maria Gross (GER) F 8 December 1907 107 years, 168 days
Hainaut Eva Philippet F 18 October 1905 109 years, 219 days
Liège Frieda Marly F 10 December 1907 107 years, 166 days
Limburg Antonia (Tonia) Nouwens F 13 November 1907 107 years, 193 days
Luxembourg Lucie Collignon F 2 December 1909 105 years, 174 days
Namur Marie-Madeleine Bolle F 31 August 1908 106 years, 267 days
West Flanders Alicia Corveleyn F 8 January 1905 110 years, 137 days
Walloon Brabant Demoulin Georgette F 27 November 1908 106 years, 179 days

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Belgium since 1997[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Province or Region of death
? 11 November 1997 Maria Irma Casteur-Vanderhaegen[2] F ? – 110 26 June 1887 – 11 November 1997
110 years, 138 days
East Flanders
11 November 1997 24 January 1999
(1 year, 74 days)
Catherina Ververs[2] F 109 – 110 27 October 1888 – 24 January 1999
110 years, 89 days
Flemish Brabant
24 January 1999 14 March 1999
(49 days)
Alice De Ruyver[2] F 109 – 110 10 February 1889 – 14 March 1999
110 years, 32 days
East Flanders
14 March 1999 6 December 2002
(3 years, 267 days)
Joanna Deroover[2] F 108 – 112 3 June 1890 – 6 December 2002
112 years, 186 days
Flemish Brabant
6 December 2002 8 October 2003
(306 days)
Anne Vandermersch-Adam[2] F 109 – 110 14 December 1892 – 8 October 2003
110 years, 298 days
Brussels
8 October 2003 28 December 2003
(80 days)
Louis Marion[2] M 109 – 110 10 October 1893 – 28 December 2003
110 years, 79 days
Namur
28 December 2003 25 August 2004
(241 days)
Victoire Ricaille[11] F 108 – 109 6 May 1895 – 25 August 2004
109 years, 111 days
Luxembourg
25 August 2004 30 December 2005
(1 year, 127 days)
Maria Verkeyn[12] F 108 – 109 10 April 1896 – 30 December 2005
109 years, 264 days
West Flanders
30 December 2005 13 March 2006
(73 days)
Maria Annaert[12] F 108 16 May 1897 – 13 March 2006
108 years, 301 days
Flemish Brabant
13 March 2006 18 August 2007
(1 year, 158 days)
Irma van de Voorde[13][14] F 108 – 109 2 November 1897 – 18 August 2007
109 years, 289 days
East Flanders
18 August 2007 14 January 2008
(180 days)
Marcelle Droogmans[15] F 108 – 109 30 August 1898 – 14 January 2008
109 years, 137 days
Brussels
14 January 2008 17 October 2009
(1 year, 276 days)
Romanie Pollet[9] F 109 – 110 21 December 1898 – 17 October 2009
110 years, 300 days
Brussels
17 October 2009 16 April 2010
(181 days)
Bernardina Van Dommelen[8] F 110 – 111 15 March 1899 – 16 April 2010
111 years, 32 days
Antwerp
16 April 2010 1 May 2010
(15 days)
Gabriëlle Demets[8] F 110 26 August 1899 – 1 May 2010
110 years, 248 days
West Flanders
1 May 2010 23 June 2011
(1 year, 53 days)
Adrienne Ledent F 110 – 111 13 December 1899 – 23 June 2011
111 years, 192 days
Luxembourg
23 June 2011 11 May 2012
(323 days)
Germaine Degueldre F 110 – 111 26 September 1900 – 11 May 2012
111 years, 228 days
Hainaut
11 May 2012 7 September 2014
(2 years, 119 days)
Fanny Godin F 109 – 112 27 May 1902 – 7 September 2014
112 years, 103 days
Flemish Brabant
7 September 2014 6 April 2015
(211 days)
Anna De Guchtenaere F 110 10 April 1904 – 6 April 2015
110 years, 361 days
East Flanders
6 April 2015 Present
(49 days)
Alicia Corveleyn F 110* 8 January 1905 – Present
110 years, 137 days
Living in West Flanders

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