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 Dr. Maria Pogonowska who died in Israel at the age of 111 years, 258 days. As of 18 April 2014, there is one verified supercentenarian in Poland and one unverified, the oldest of whom is Aleksandra Dranka, aged 110 years, 197 days. However, verified supercentenarian Dr. Alexander Imich, aged 111 years, 73 days, is Polish but currently resides in the United States.

Living Polish supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of the oldest living Polish people. Those listed as 'verified' have been verified by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group. Those listed as 'pending' have provided at least one document supporting the claimed age.

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 18 April 2014 Voivodeship or country of birth Voivodeship of residence
1 Aleksandra Dranka[1] F 3 October 1903 110 years, 197 days Subcarpathia[a] Subcarpathia
Maria Smuga[2] F 4 October 1903 110 years, 196 days Ukraine[b] Pomerania

a^ Dranka was born in Harklowa, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
b^ Smuga was born in Ruścu, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Ukraine.

Living Polish emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age Voivodeship of birth Country of residence
1 Dr. Alexander Imich[3] M 4 February 1903 111 years, 73 days Silesia[c] United States

c^ Imich was born in Częstochowa, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now 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
Margarete Ottmann[4] F 23 February 1903 111 years, 54 days Opole[a] Germany

a^ Ottmann was born in Bauerwitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Baborów in Poland.

Polish supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Voivodeship of birth Voivodeship of death
Ludwika Kosztyła[4] F 3 August 1897 1 December 2008 111 years, 120 days Subcarpathia[a] Subcarpathia
Michalina Stefania Wasilewska[4] F 21 December 1898 3 January 2010 111 years, 13 days Masovia[b] Masovia
1 Aleksandra Dranka[1] F 3 October 1903 Living 110 years, 197 days Subcarpathia[c] Living in Subcarpathia
Marianna Misiewicz[4] F 26 January 1902 28 June 2012 110 years, 154 days Podlaskie[d] Podlaskie
Józefa Karczewska[4] F 23 November 1902 18 January 2013 110 years, 56 days Łódź[e] Łódź
Józefa Stanisława Szyda[4] F 11 March 1903 1 May 2013 110 years, 51 days Greater Poland[f] Łódź
Julianna Garbacz[4] F 22 June 1900 18 July 2010 110 years, 26 days Świętokrzyskie[g] Świętokrzyskie

a^ Kosztyła was born in Brzozów, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
b^ Wasilewska was born in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
c^ Dranka was born in Harklowa, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
d^ Misiewicz was born in Szumowo, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
e^ Karczewska was born in Gągolin, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now Gągolin Północny in Poland.
f^ Szyda was born in Turek, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
g^ 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
Theresa Bernstein-Meyerowitz[4] F 1 March 1890 12 February 2002 111 years, 348 days Lesser Poland[h] United States
1 Dr. Maria Pogonowska[5] F 30 October 1897 15 July 2009 111 years, 258 days Masovia[i] Israel
2 Fannie Buten[6] F 13 April 1899 24 September 2010 111 years, 164 days Subcarpathia[j] United States
Col. Jerzy Kazimierz Pajączkowski-Dydyński[4] M 19 July 1894 6 December 2005 111 years, 140 days Lwów[k] United Kingdom
3 Dr. Alexander Imich[3] M 4 February 1903 Living 111 years, 73 days Silesia[l] Living in the United States
Anna Lewicki[4] F 6 December 1900 3 January 2012 111 years, 28 days Subcarpathia[m] United States
4 Helen Czechowicz[7] F 1 January 1896 3 February 2006 110 years, 33 days Wilno[n] United States

h^ Bernstein was born in Kraków, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
i^ Pogonowska was born in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
j^ Buten was born in Wielkie Oczy, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
k^ 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.
l^ Imich was born in Częstochowa, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
m^ Lewicki was born in Borysławka, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
n^ 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
Margarete Ottmann[4] F 23 February 1903 Living 111 years, 54 days Opole[d] Living in Germany
4 Franziska Umrath[10] F 5 September 1885 18 February 1996 110 years, 166 days Pomerania[e] Germany
Maria Jantke[4] F 18 October 1902 9 March 2013 110 years, 142 days Pomerania[f] Germany
Thea Breckerbaum[4] F 6 October 1902 25 November 2012 110 years, 50 days Greater Poland[g] 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^ Ottmann was born in Bauerwitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Baborów in Poland.
e^ Umrath was born in Danzig, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Gdańsk in Poland.
f^ Jantke was born in Marienburg, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Malbork in Poland.
g^ Breckerbaum was born in Neudorf bei Wronke, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Nowa Wieś koło Wronek in Poland.

Oldest person by voivodeship[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 12 February 2002 111 years, 348 days
Lower Silesia
Lublin Katarzyna Mazur[citation needed] F 2 February 1905 Living 109 years, 75 days
Lubusz
Łódź Józefa Karczewska[4] 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[4] F 23 February 1903 Living 111 years, 54 days
Podlaskie Marianna Misiewicz[4] 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 Julianna Garbacz[4] F 22 June 1900 18 July 2010 110 years, 26 days
Warmia-Masuria Helena Gęsiorska[citation needed] F 28 November 1905 Living 108 years, 141 days
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 Jerzy Kazimierz Pajączkowski-Dydyński[4] M 19 July 1894 6 December 2005 111 years, 140 days
Nowogródek
Polesie
Stanisławów Stefania Zacharska[citation needed] F 25 November 1906 Living 107 years, 144 days
Tarnopol
Volhynia
Wilno Helen Czechowicz[7] F 1 January 1896 3 February 2006 110 years, 33 days

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Poland since 2005[edit]

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

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Voivodeship of death
? 12 April 2005 Franciszek Karwowski[11] M ? – 109 10 October 1895 – 12 April 2005
109 years, 153 days
Warmia-Masuria
12 April 2005 1 December 2008
(3 years, 233 days)
Ludwika Kosztyła[4] F 107 – 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[4] F 109 – 111 21 December 1898 – 3 January 2010
111 years, 13 days
Masovia
3 January 2010 24 February 2010
(52 days)
Julianna Szewczyk[citation needed] F 109 1 June 1900 – 24 February 2010
109 years, 268 days
Masovia
24 February 2010 18 July 2010
(144 days)
Julianna Garbacz[4] F 109 – 110 22 June 1900 – 18 July 2010
110 years, 26 days
Świętokrzyskie
18 July 2010 28 June 2012
(1 year, 346 days)
Marianna Misiewicz[4] F 108 – 110 26 January 1902 – 28 June 2012
110 years, 154 days
Podlaskie
28 June 2012 18 January 2013
(204 days)
Józefa Karczewska[4] 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[4] F 109 – 110 11 March 1903 – 1 May 2013
110 years, 51 days
Łódź
1 May 2013 14 May 2013
(13 days)
Marianna Mróz[12] F 109 18 September 1903 – 14 May 2013
109 years, 238 days
Greater Poland
14 May 2013 Present
(339 days)
Aleksandra Dranka[1] F 109 – 110* born 3 October 1903
age 110 years, 197 days
Living in Subcarpathia

People[edit]

Aleksandra Dranka[edit]

Aleksandra Dranka (born 3 October 1903 as Aleksandra Pięta) is, at the age of 110 years, the oldest living person in Poland. She was born in Harklowa, in the voivodeship Subcarpathia. In 1905 she briefly emigrated with her parents to Chicago, USA. In 1908, she returned to her home village Harklowa, where she still lives today. She survived the hard times of World War I and II. She married Michał Dranka (1904-1991) in 1928 and has two children: Krystyna and Jan. Mrs Dranka is currently the 3rd oldest Polish person ever amd the first verified supercentenarian in Poland in history.

Preceded by
Marianna Mróz
Poland oldest recognized living person
14 May 2013 — Present
Current holder

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Supercentenarian Data -- Table E". Gerontology Research Group. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ (Polish) "110 urodziny Marii Smugi z Gniewina [ZDJĘCIA]". Wejherowo NaszeMiasto.pl. 
  3. ^ a b "Current Validated Living Supercentenarians". GRG. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  4. ^ 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 "Table EE PENDING GRG CASES". GRG. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  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. ^ GRG Deaths in 1996
  11. ^ "7 lipca 2004 r. - Franciszek Karwowski". 20 May 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Zmarła Marianna Mróz, 109-letnia Wielkopolanka". 14 May 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014.