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 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 31 January 2015 Age verified
Australia Ethel Farrell (born in India) F 27 November 1902 112 years, 65 days[2] Yes
Alfred Date M 8 November 1905 109 years, 84 days[5]
Belgium Anna De Guchtenaere F 10 April 1904 110 years, 296 days[6][7][8][9] No
Aime Wille [10] M 1 March 1909 105 years, 336 days
Brazil Álida Victória Grubba Rudge F 10 July 1903 111 years, 205 days[4] Pending
Canada Orma Slack F 19 February 1903 111 years, 346 days[2] Yes
Cape Verde Maria Veiga Amado F 9 October 1905 109 years, 114 days[11][12][13]
Czech Republic Edith Kaufmann (lives in the United Kingdom) F 12 December 1903 111 years, 50 days[4] Pending
Denmark Marie Jensen F 5 June 1904 110 years, 240 days[4] Pending
Georg Ingwersen Jensen M 14 June 1906 108 years, 231 days[14]
Estonia Elle Mälberg F 10 April 1907 107 years, 296 days[15]
Finland Selma Tuominen F 19 July 1903 111 years, 196 days[16][17] No
Anonymous M 1906 108 years, 31 days[18]
France Olympe Amaury F 19 June 1901 113 years, 226 days[2] Yes
Germany Johanna Klink F 17 January 1903 112 years, 14 days[2] Yes
Gustav Gerneth M 15 October 1905 109 years, 108 days[19]
Guyana Alice Alberta Crawford F 27 May 1906 108 years, 249 days[20]
Mortimer Lamazon M 22 July 1906 108 years, 193 days[21]
Iceland Guðríður Guðbrandsdóttir F 23 May 1906 108 years, 253 days[22][23]
Georg Ólafsson M 26 March 1909 105 years, 311 days[24][25][26]
Ireland Kathleen Snavely (lives in the USA) F 16 February 1902 112 years, 349 days[2] Yes
Italy Emma Morano-Martinuzzi F 29 November 1899 115 years, 63 days[2] Yes
Salvatore Caruso M 2 November 1905 109 years, 90 days[27]
Jamaica Violet Brown F 10 March 1900 114 years, 327 days[2] Yes
Japan Misao Okawa F 5 March 1898 116 years, 332 days[2] Yes
Sakari Momoi M 5 February 1903 111 years, 360 days[2] Yes
Mexico Dominga Velasco (lives in the USA) F 12 May 1901 113 years, 264 days[2] Yes
Moldova Goldie Steinberg (lives in the USA) F 30 October 1900 114 years, 93 days[2] Yes
Netherlands Nellij H.M. de Vries-Lammerts F 5 May 1905 109 years, 271 days[28]
Norway Elisabet Ekenæs F 26 December 1904 110 years, 36 days[29] No
Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 107 years, 249 days[29]
Poland Jadwiga Młynek F 5 October 1905 109 years, 118 days[30]
Romania Maria Tudor F 8 September 1903 111 years, 145 days[31] No
Serbia Jelisaveta Veljković Cenka F 18 July 1904 110 years, 197 days[32] No
Seychelles Nancy Marie F 26 January 1909 106 years, 5 days[33][34]
Spain Ana María Vela Rubio F 29 October 1901 113 years, 94 days[2] Yes
Suriname Emma Pobosie F 29 October 1901 113 years, 94 days[35][36] No
Sweden Gulli Bergendahl F 10 December 1904 110 years, 52 days[37] No
United Kingdom Gladys Hooper F 18 January 1903 112 years, 13 days[2] Yes
United States Gertrude Weaver F 4 July 1898 116 years, 211 days[3] Yes
Wash Wesley M 21 January 1904 111 years, 10 days[4] Pending

Territorial recordholders[edit]

Country Territory Name Sex Birth date Age as of 31 January 2015 Age verified
Denmark Faroe Islands Theodor Thomassen M 28 October 1908 106 years, 95 days[38]
Netherlands Curaçao Maria Samson-Leer F 1 February 1906 108 years, 364 days[39][40][41][42]
United Kingdom British Virgin Islands Robelteen Smith F 12 August 1908 106 years, 172 days[43]
Cayman Islands Julia Hydes F 25 January 1909 106 years, 6 days[44][45]
United States Puerto Rico Antonia Gerena Rivera (lives in the USA) F 19 May 1900 114 years, 257 days[2] Yes
US Virgin Islands Ursula Krigger F 22 April 1902 112 years, 284 days[4] Pending

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