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 25 November 2014 Age verified
Australia Ethel Farrell (born in India) F 27 November 1902 111 years, 363 days[2] Yes
Belgium Anna De Guchtenaere F 10 April 1904 110 years, 229 days[5][6][7][8] No
Oscar Coulembier M 31 December 1905 108 years, 329 days[9]
Brazil Álida Victória Grubba Rudge F 10 July 1903 111 years, 138 days[4] Pending
Canada Merle Barwis (born in the USA) F 23 December 1900 113 years, 337 days[2] Yes
Cape Verde Maria Veiga Amado F 9 October 1905 109 years, 47 days[10][11][12]
Czech Republic Edith Kaufmann (lives in the United Kingdom) F 12 December 1903 110 years, 348 days[4] Pending
Vlastimila Češková F 2 March 1905 109 years, 268 days[13]
Denmark Marie Jensen F 5 June 1904 110 years, 173 days[4] Pending
Georg Ingwersen Jensen M 14 June 1906 108 years, 164 days[14]
Estonia Elle Mälberg F 10 April 1907 107 years, 229 days[15]
Finland Selma Tuominen F 19 July 1903 111 years, 129 days[16][17] No
Anonymous M 1906 107 years, 329 days[18]
France Olympe Amaury F 19 June 1901 113 years, 159 days[2] Yes
Philippe Vocanson M 20 October 1904 110 years, 36 days[19][20] No
Germany Johanna Klink F 17 January 1903 111 years, 312 days[2] Yes
Gustav Gerneth M 15 October 1905 109 years, 41 days[21]
Guyana Alice Alberta Crawford F 27 May 1906 108 years, 182 days[22]
Mortimer Lamazon M 22 July 1906 108 years, 126 days[23]
Iceland Guðríður Guðbrandsdóttir F 23 May 1906 108 years, 186 days[24][25]
Georg Ólafsson M 26 March 1909 105 years, 244 days[26][27][28]
Ireland Kathleen Snavely (lives in the USA) F 16 February 1902 112 years, 282 days[2] Yes
Margaret O'Connell F 27 February 1905 109 years, 271 days[29]
Italy Emma Morano-Martinuzzi F 29 November 1899 114 years, 361 days[2] Yes
Salvatore Caruso M 2 November 1905 109 years, 23 days[30]
Jamaica Violet Brown F 10 March 1900 114 years, 260 days[2] Yes
Japan Misao Okawa F 5 March 1898 116 years, 265 days[2] Yes
Sakari Momoi M 5 February 1903 111 years, 293 days[2] Yes
Mexico Dominga Velasco (lives in the USA) F 12 May 1901 113 years, 197 days[2] Yes
Moldova Goldie Steinberg (lives in the USA) F 30 October 1900 114 years, 26 days[2] Yes
Netherlands Nellij H.M. de Vries-Lammerts F 5 May 1905 109 years, 204 days[31]
Norway Elisabet Ekenæs F 26 December 1904 109 years, 334 days[32]
Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 107 years, 182 days[32]
Poland Jadwiga Młynek F 5 October 1905 109 years, 51 days[33]
Romania Maria Tudor F 8 September 1903 111 years, 78 days[34] No
Serbia Jelisaveta Veljković Cenka F 18 July 1904 110 years, 130 days[35] No
Seychelles Nancy Marie F 26 January 1909 105 years, 303 days[36]
Spain Ana María Vela Rubio F 29 October 1901 113 years, 27 days[2] Yes
Suriname Emma Pobosie F 29 October 1901 113 years, 27 days[37][38] No
Sweden Conrad Johnson (lives in the USA) M 19 January 1904 110 years, 310 days[4] Pending
Gulli Bergendahl F 10 December 1904 109 years, 350 days
Erik Andersson M 27 October 1905 109 years, 29 days[39][40]
United Kingdom Ethel Lang F 27 May 1900 114 years, 182 days[2] Yes
United States Gertrude Weaver F 4 July 1898 116 years, 144 days[3] Yes
Conrad Johnson (born in Sweden) M 19 January 1904 110 years, 310 days[4] Pending
Wash Wesley M 21 January 1904 110 years, 308 days[4] Pending

Territorial recordholders[edit]

Country Territory Name Sex Birth date Age as of 25 November 2014 Age verified
Denmark Faroe Islands Theodor Thomassen M 28 October 1908 106 years, 28 days[41]
Netherlands Curaçao Maria Samson-Leer F 1 February 1906 108 years, 297 days[42][43][44][45]
United Kingdom British Virgin Islands Robelteen Smith F 12 August 1908 106 years, 105 days[46]
Cayman Islands Julia Hydes F 25 January 1909 105 years, 304 days[47]
United States Puerto Rico Antonia Gerena Rivera (lives in the USA) F 19 May 1900 114 years, 190 days[2] Yes
US Virgin Islands Ursula Krigger F 22 April 1902 112 years, 217 days[4] Pending

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