List of Polish supercentenarians

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This list includes Polish supercentenarians (people who have attained the age of at least 110 years) and foreign supercentenarians who were born in Poland whose lifespans have been verified by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). There have been seven pending Polish supercentenarians. The oldest verified Polish person ever was Theresa Bernstein-Meyerowitz (March 1st, 1890-February 13th, 2002) who died in United States at the age of 111 years, 349 days. As of 4 March 2015, there are no verified living supercentenarians in Poland.

Living foreign supercentenarians who were born in Poland[edit]

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age Voivodeship of birth Country of residence
Israel Krysztal[1] M 16 September 1903 111 years, 169 days Łódź Israel

Polish supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Voivodeship of birth Voivodeship of death
Wanda Wierzchleyska[2] F 3 March 1900 14 January 2012 111 years, 317 days Lwów[a] Masovia
Ludwika Kosztyła[2] F 3 August 1897 1 December 2008 111 years, 120 days Subcarpathia[b] Subcarpathia
Michalina Stefania Wasilewska[2] F 21 December 1898 3 January 2010 111 years, 13 days Masovia[c] Masovia
1 Aleksandra Dranka[3] F 3 October 1903 29 April 2014 110 years, 208 days Subcarpathia[d] Subcarpathia
Marianna Misiewicz[2] F 26 January 1902 28 June 2012 110 years, 154 days Podlaskie[e] Podlaskie
Józefa Karczewska[2] F 23 November 1902 18 January 2013 110 years, 56 days Łódź[f] Łódź
Józefa Stanisława Szyda[2] F 11 March 1903 1 May 2013 110 years, 51 days Greater Poland[g] Łódź
Marianna Smolarczyk[2] F 16 February 1897 30 March 2007 110 years, 42 days Świętokrzyskie[h] Świętokrzyskie
Julianna Garbacz[2] F 22 June 1900 18 July 2010 110 years, 26 days Świętokrzyskie[i] Świętokrzyskie

a^ Wierzchleyska was born in Lwów, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. Later it was part of Poland and it is now in Ukraine.
b^ Kosztyła was born in Brzozów, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
c^ Wasilewska was born in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
d^ Dranka was born in Harklowa, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
e^ Misiewicz was born in Srebrna, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
f^ Karczewska was born in Gągolin, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now Gągolin Północny in Poland.
g^ Szyda was born in Turek, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
h^ Smolarczyk was born in Łubno, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
i^ Garbacz was born in Wolka Zychowa, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.

Polish emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Voivodeship of birth Country of death
1 Theresa Bernstein-Meyerowitz[4] F 1 March 1890 13 February 2002 111 years, 349 days Lesser Poland[j] United States
2 Dr. Maria Pogonowska[5] F 30 October 1897 15 July 2009 111 years, 258 days Masovia[k] Israel
3 Fannie Buten[6] F 13 April 1899 24 September 2010 111 years, 164 days Subcarpathia[l] United States
Col. Jerzy Pajączkowski-Dydyński[2] M 19 July 1894 6 December 2005 111 years, 140 days Lwów[m] United Kingdom
4 Dr. Alexander Imich[4] M 4 February 1903 8 June 2014 111 years, 124 days Silesia[n] United States
Anna Lewicki[2] F 6 December 1900 3 January 2012 111 years, 28 days Subcarpathia[o] United States
5 Helen Czechowicz[7] F 1 January 1896 3 February 2006 110 years, 33 days Wilno[p] United States

j^ Bernstein was born in Kraków, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
k^ Pogonowska was born in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
l^ Buten was born in Wielkie Oczy, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
m^ Pajączkowski-Dydyński was born in Lwów, which was then part of Galicia, Austria-Hungary. Later, it was part of Poland, and it is now in Ukraine.
n^ Imich was born in Częstochowa, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
o^ Lewicki was born in Borysławka, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
p^ Czechowicz was born in Wilno, which was then part of the Russian Empire. Later, it was part of Poland, and it is now in Lithuania.

Foreign supercentenarians who were born in Poland[edit]

This is a list of foreign supercentenarians who were born in what is now Poland due to border changes in history.

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Voivodeship of birth Country of death
1 Augusta Holtz[8] F 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days Greater Poland[a] United States
2 Rosa Rein[6] F 24 March 1897 14 February 2010 112 years, 327 days Silesia[b] Switzerland
3 Meta Berndt[9] F 9 November 1889 28 December 2001 112 years, 49 days Pomerania[c] Germany
4 Johanna Klink[10] F 17 January 1903 20 February 2015 112 years, 34 days Silesia[d] Germany
5 Margarete Ottmann[11] F 23 February 1903 17 August 2014 111 years, 175 days Opole[e] Germany
6 Franziska Umrath[12] F 5 September 1885 18 February 1996 110 years, 166 days Pomerania[f] Germany
Maria Jantke[2] F 18 October 1902 9 March 2013 110 years, 142 days Pomerania[g] Germany
Thea Breckerbaum[2] F 6 October 1902 25 November 2012 110 years, 50 days Greater Poland[h] Germany

a^ Holtz was born in Czarnikau, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Czarnków in Poland.
b^ Rein was born in Myslowitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Mysłowice in Poland.
c^ Berndt was born in Kaffzig, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Kawcze in Poland.
d^ Klink was born in Siemianowitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Siemianowice Śląskie in Poland.
e^ Ottmann was born in Bauerwitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Baborów in Poland.
f^ Umrath was born in Danzig, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Gdańsk in Poland.
g^ Jantke was born in Marienburg, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Malbork in Poland.
h^ Breckerbaum was born in Neudorf bei Wronke, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Nowa Wieś in Poland.

Oldest person by Voivodeship of birth[edit]

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each voivodeship—according to today's borders.

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

Voivodeship Name Sex Reported date of birth Reported date of death Reported age
Greater Poland Augusta Holtz[8] F 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days
Kuyavia-Pomerania
Lesser Poland Theresa Bernstein-Meyerowitz[4] F 1 March 1890 13 February 2002 111 years, 349 days
Lower Silesia
Lublin Jadwiga Szubartowicz[citation needed] F 16 October 1905 109*
Lubusz
Łódź Józefa Karczewska[2] F 23 November 1902 18 January 2013 110 years, 56 days
Masovia Dr. Maria Pogonowska[5] F 30 October 1897 15 July 2009 111 years, 258 days
Opole Margarete Ottmann[2] F 23 February 1903 17 August 2014 111 years, 175 days
Podlaskie Marianna Misiewicz[2] F 26 January 1902 28 June 2012 110 years, 154 days
Pomerania Meta Berndt[9] F 9 November 1889 28 December 2001 112 years, 49 days
Silesia Rosa Rein[6] F 24 March 1897 14 February 2010 112 years, 327 days
Subcarpathia Fannie Buten[6] F 13 April 1899 24 September 2010 111 years, 164 days
Świętokrzyskie Marianna Smolarczyk[2] F 16 February 1897 30 March 2007 110 years, 42 days
Warmia-Masuria
West Pomerania

Historical voivodeships[edit]

This is a list of the oldest people born in historical voivodeships.

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

Voivodeship Name Sex Reported date of birth Reported date of death Reported age
Lwów Wanda Wierzchleyska[2] F 3 March 1900 14 January 2012 111 years, 317 days
Nowogródek
Polesie
Stanisławów Stefania Zacharska[citation needed] F 25 November 1906 108 years, 99 days
Tarnopol
Volhynia
Wilno Helen Czechowicz[7] F 1 January 1896 3 February 2006 110 years, 33 days

Oldest person by Voivodeship of last residence[edit]

This is a list of the oldest people by death for each Voivodeship—according to today's borders.

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

Voivodeship Name Sex Reported date of birth Reported date of death Reported age
Greater Poland Marianna Mróz[citation needed] F 18 September 1903 14 May 2013 109 years, 238 days
Kuyavia-Pomerania Maria Gryczyk[citation needed] F 11 June 1905 31 July 2013 108 years 50 days
Lesser Poland Helena Zembala[citation needed] F 6 April 1905 11 May 2014 109 years, 35 days
Lower Silesia
Lublin Jadwiga Szubartowicz[citation needed] F 16 October 1905 Living 109 years, 139 days
Lubusz
Łódź Józefa Karczewska[2] F 23 November 1902 18 January 2013 110 years, 56 days
Masovia Wanda Wierzchleyska[2] F 3 March 1900 14 February 2012 111 years, 317 days
Opole
Podlaskie Marianna Misiewicz[2] F 26 January 1902 28 June 2012 110 years, 154 days
Pomerania Józefa Buśk[citation needed] F 19 August 1896 23 September 2004 108 years 35 days
Silesia Anna Wójcik[citation needed] F 12 September 1904 26 December 2013 109 years, 105 days
Subcarpathia Ludwika Kosztyła[2] F 3 August 1897 1 December 2008 111 years, 120 days
Świętokrzyskie Marianna Smolarczyk[2] F 16 February 1897 30 March 2007 110 years, 42 days
Warmia-Masuria
West Pomerania

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Poland since 2002[edit]

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

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Voivodeship of death
? 24 May 2002 Józefa Florczak[citation needed] F ? – 108 13 September 1893 – 24 May 2002
108 years, 253 days
Pomerania
24 May 2002 9 November 2004
(2 years, 169 days)
Marianna Krakówka[citation needed] F 106 – 108 29 March 1896 – 9 November 2004
108 years, 225 days
Świętokrzyskie
9 November 2004 30 March 2007
(2 years, 141 days)
Marianna Smolarczyk[2] F 107 – 110 16 February 1897 – 30 March 2007
110 years, 42 days
Świętokrzyskie
30 March 2007 1 December 2008
(1 year, 246 days)
Ludwika Kosztyła[2] F 109 – 111 3 August 1897 – 1 December 2008
111 years, 120 days
Subcarpathia
1 December 2008 3 January 2010
(1 year, 33 days)
Michalina Stefania Wasilewska[2] F 109 – 111 21 December 1898 – 3 January 2010
111 years, 13 days
Masovia
3 January 2010 14 January 2012
(2 years, 11 days)
Wanda Wierzchleyska[2] F 109 – 111 3 March 1900 – 14 January 2012
111 years, 317 days
Masovia
14 January 2012 28 June 2012
(166 days)
Marianna Misiewicz[2] F 109 – 110 26 January 1902 – 28 June 2012
110 years, 154 days
Podlaskie
28 June 2012 18 January 2013
(204 days)
Józefa Karczewska[2] F 109 – 110 23 November 1902 – 18 January 2013
110 years, 56 days
Łódź
18 January 2013 1 May 2013
(103 days)
Józefa Stanisława Szyda[2] F 109 – 110 11 March 1903 – 1 May 2013
110 years, 51 days
Łódź
1 May 2013 14 May 2013
(13 days)
Marianna Mróz[13] F 109 18 September 1903 – 14 May 2013
109 years, 238 days
Greater Poland
14 May 2013 29 April 2014
(350 days)
Aleksandra Dranka[3] F 109 – 110 3 October 1903 – 29 April 2014
110 years, 208 days
Subcarpathia
29 April 2014 10 June 2014
(42 days)
Józefa Bąk[14] F 109 4 February 1905 – 10 June 2014
109 years, 126 days
Świętokrzyskie
10 June 2014 present
(267 days)
Jadwiga Młynek[15] F 108 – 109* born 1 October 1905
109 years, 154 days
Living in Greater Poland

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-features/1.616065
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Table EE PENDING GRG CASES". GRG. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Supercentenarian Data -- Table E". Gerontology Research Group. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c [1]
  5. ^ a b GRG Deaths in 2009
  6. ^ a b c d GRG Deaths in 2010
  7. ^ a b GRG Deaths in 2006
  8. ^ a b GRG Table CCCCC
  9. ^ a b GRG Deaths in 2001
  10. ^ Cite error: The named reference GRG_Deaths_in_2015 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  11. ^ Cite error: The named reference GRG_Deaths_in_2014 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  12. ^ GRG Deaths in 1996
  13. ^ "Zmarła Marianna Mróz, 109-letnia Wielkopolanka". 14 May 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  14. ^ (in Polish) http://www.echodnia.eu/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140311/POWIAT0104/140319820.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ (Polish) http://www.kalisz.pl/pl/q/dla-mieszkancow/aktualnosci/z-zyczeniami-u-seniorow