List of oldest living people by nation

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This page supplements the list of oldest people by nation, which itemizes the oldest people ever, by country. This page lists the oldest people confirmed to be alive in the last year, by country.

Comprehensive birth registration is largely a 20th-century phenomenon, so records establishing human longevity are necessarily fragmentary. The earliest comprehensive recordkeeping systems arose in Europe which makes the continent the only place that the lifespans of people born in the 19th century can be documented and verified to the standards of modern scientific research. For example, the United Kingdom organized a central recordkeeping system for England and Wales in 1837, making it compulsory by 1874.[1]

Mathematically, very few people born in the 20th century have yet had an opportunity to reach or surpass the age of 110. This is the age recognized by longevity researchers as the marker of supercentenarian status. Some of the people listed below may be recognized by their own nation as having attained an age of 110 years or greater, but their lifespan may not yet have been documented and verified sufficiently for them to be denominated a supercentenarian by the standards of modern longevity research.

This list contains the oldest woman and/or man in a country under the following criteria:

  • The oldest supercentenarian verified by an independent organisation specializing in the study of gerontology (e.g. The Gerontology Research Group). Pending and unverified claims greater than the verified oldest are not included.
  • Where there is no verified supercentenarian then the oldest pending case, if any, being investigated by a group such as the GRG.
  • Other cases that have a reliable source that identifies the person as the oldest woman or man in their country.

Those born in one country but who later moved to another are specifically noted.

National records[edit]

      Under 110        Verified[2][3] supercentenarian        Pending[4] supercentenarian        Unverified supercentenarian

Country Name Sex Reported birth date Reported age as of 30 August 2014
Australia Vi Robbins F 28 February 1902 112 years, 183 days[2]
Belgium Fanny Godin F 27 May 1902 112 years, 95 days[2]
Oscar Coulembier M 31 December 1905 108 years, 242 days[5]
Brazil Álida Victória Grubba Rudge F 10 July 1903 111 years, 51 days[4]
Canada Merle Barwis (born in the USA) F 23 December 1900 113 years, 250 days[2]
Cape Verde Maria Veiga Amado F 9 October 1905 108 years, 325 days[6][7]
Czech Republic Edith Kaufmann (lives in the United Kingdom) F 12 December 1903 110 years, 261 days[4]
Vlastimila Češková F 2 March 1905 109 years, 181 days[8]
Denmark Marie Jensen F 5 June 1904 110 years, 86 days[9]
Georg Ingwersen Jensen M 14 June 1906 108 years, 77 days[10]
Estonia Elle Mälberg F 10 April 1907 107 years, 142 days[11]
Finland Selma Tuominen F 19 July 1903 111 years, 42 days[12][13]
Anonymous M 1906 107 years, 242 days[14]
France Olympe Amaury F 19 June 1901 113 years, 72 days[2]
Philippe Vocanson M 20 October 1904 109 years, 314 days[15][16]
Germany Frieda Szwillus F 30 March 1902 112 years, 153 days[2]
Gustav Gerneth M 15 October 1905 108 years, 319 days[17]
Grenada Elaine Pivotte F 14 May 1906 108 years, 108 days[18][19]
Guyana Alice Alberta Crawford F 27 May 1906 108 years, 95 days[20]
Mortimer Lamazon M 22 July 1906 108 years, 39 days[21]
Hungary Rezső Gallai M 29 January 1904 110 years, 213 days[22][23]
Iceland Guðríður Guðbrandsdóttir F 23 May 1906 108 years, 99 days[24][25]
Georg Ólafsson M 26 March 1909 105 years, 157 days[26][27][28]
Ireland Kathleen Snavely (lives in the USA) F 16 February 1902 112 years, 195 days[2]
Margaret O'Connell F 27 February 1905 109 years, 184 days[29]
Luke Dolan M 4 June 1906 108 years, 87 days[30][31]
Italy Emma Morano-Martinuzzi F 29 November 1899 114 years, 274 days[2]
Salvatore Caruso M 2 November 1905 108 years, 300 days [32]
Jamaica Violette Brown F 10 March 1900 114 years, 173 days[4]
Japan Misao Okawa F 5 March 1898 116 years, 178 days[2]
Sakari Momoi M 5 February 1903 111 years, 206 days[2]
Mexico Dominga Velasco (lives in the USA) F 12 May 1901 113 years, 110 days[2]
Moldova Goldie Steinberg (lives in the USA) F 30 October 1900 113 years, 304 days[2]
Mongolia Maam Ichinkhorol F 1901 112 years, 242 days[33]
Netherlands Nellij H.M. de Vries-Lammerts F 5 May 1905 109 years, 117 days[34]
Serop Mirzoyan (born in Turkey) M 1 July 1906 108 years, 60 days[35]
Norway Elisabet Ekenæs F 26 December 1904 109 years, 247 days[36]
Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 107 years, 95 days[36]
Poland Jadwiga Młynek F 5 October 1905 108 years, 329 days[37]
Romania Maria Tudor F 8 September 1903 110 years, 356 days[38]
Spain Ana María Vela Rubio F 29 October 1901 112 years, 305 days[2]
Suriname Emma Pobosie F 29 October 1901 112 years, 305 days[39][40]
Sweden Conrad Johnson (lives in the USA) M 19 January 1904 110 years, 223 days[41]
Gulli Bergendahl F 10 December 1904 109 years, 263 days
Erik Andersson M 27 October 1905 108 years, 307 days[42][43]
United Kingdom Ethel Lang F 27 May 1900 114 years, 95 days[2]
United States Gertrude Weaver F 4 July 1898 116 years, 57 days[3]
Conrad Johnson (born in Sweden) M 19 January 1904 110 years, 223 days[4]
Wash Wesley M 21 January 1904 110 years, 221 days[4]

Territorial recordholders[edit]

Country Territory Name Sex Birth date Age as of 30 August 2014
Denmark Faroe Islands Theodor Thomassen M 28 October 1908 105 years, 306 days[44][45][46]
Netherlands Curaçao Maria Samson-Leer F 1 February 1906 108 years, 210 days[47][48][49][50]
United Kingdom Cayman Islands Julia Hydes F 25 January 1909 105 years, 217 days[51]
United States Puerto Rico Antonia Gerena Rivera (lives in the USA) F 19 May 1900 114 years, 103 days[2]
US Virgin Islands Ursula Krigger F 22 April 1902 112 years, 130 days[4]

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