List of oldest people by nation
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This is a list of oldest people by nation. It includes the individual(s), for each given country, who are reported to have had the longest lifespan. Such records can only be determined to the extent that the given country's records are reliable. Comprehensive birth registration largely came into being in the 20th century; reliable records are therefore fragmentary. The earliest comprehensive recordkeeping systems arose in Europe, in countries such as Sweden and the Netherlands. England and Wales in the United Kingdom organised a central recordkeeping system in 1837 which was made compulsory by 1874.
This list comprises the longest-lived individuals, by country, but only to the extent that their lifespans have been reliably established. Records for both males and females are noted, where known. Similarly, those born in one country who emigrated to another are identified insofar as that information is available. If more than one individual is listed for a given country and gender, it is the result of disputed reports, alternative reports, or a lack of sufficient documentary evidence to make a clear determination. Nations are listed in alphabetical order. Some listed nations were once European colonies (i.e. French Algeria, Spanish Morocco) with the result that their record-keeping systems are more analogous to those of 20th-century Europe than to those of their geographic neighbours.
- For a global overview, see the table of national longevity recordholders and the separate lists of living national longevity recordholders and oldest people by U.S. state.
Verified national longevity recordholders
|Country||Name||Sex||Birth date||Death date||Age|
|Algeria||Anne Primout[a] (died in France)||F||5 October 1890||26 March 2005||114 years, 172 days|
|Emile Fourcade[b] (died in France)||M||29 July 1884||29 December 1995||111 years, 153 days|
|Australia||Christina Cock||F||25 December 1887||22 May 2002||114 years, 148 days|
|John Lockett||M||22 January 1891||25 May 2002||111 years, 123 days|
|Austria||Maria Mika[c]||F||23 May 1882||17 November 1994||112 years, 178 days|
|Hermine Nistler||F||24 December 1900||13 February 2012||111 years, 51 days|
|Leopold Vietoris||M||4 June 1891||9 April 2002||110 years, 309 days|
|Barbados||James Sisnett||M||22 February 1900||23 May 2013||113 years, 90 days|
|Belarus||Mollye Marcus[d] (died in the USA)||F||18 October 1899||18 February 2011||111 years, 123 days|
|Belgium||Joanna Turcksin-Deroover||F||3 June 1890||6 December 2002||112 years, 186 days|
|Jan Machiel Reyskens (died in the Netherlands)||M||11 May 1878||7 January 1990||111 years, 241 days|
|Jan Goossenaerts||M||30 October 1900||21 March 2012||111 years, 143 days|
|Brazil||Maria Gomes Valentim||F||9 July 1896||21 June 2011||114 years, 347 days|
|Canada||Marie-Louise Meilleur||F||29 August 1880||16 April 1998||117 years, 230 days|
|James McCoubrey (died in the USA)||M||13 September 1901||5 July 2013||111 years, 295 days|
|Joseph Saint-Amour||M||26 February 1852||16 March 1962||110 years, 18 days|
|Cape Verde||Adelina Domingues (died in the USA)||F||19 February 1888||21 August 2002||114 years, 183 days|
|Colombia||Daniel Guzmán-García||M||6 February 1897||21 May 2008||111 years, 105 days|
|Croatia||Hermina Dunz[e]||F||24 February 1898||14 June 2008||110 years, 111 days|
|Czech Republic||Maria Mika[c] (died in Austria)||F||23 May 1882||17 November 1994||112 years, 178 days|
|Marie Bernátková[f]||F||22 October 1857||4 May 1969||111 years, 194 days|
|Denmark||Christian Mortensen (died in the USA)||M||16 August 1882||25 April 1998||115 years, 252 days|
|Johanne Svensson (died in Sweden)||F||24 January 1892||29 May 2003||111 years, 125 days|
|Anne Matthiesen||F||26 November 1884||19 March 1996||111 years, 114 days|
|Ecuador||María Capovilla||F||14 September 1889||27 August 2006||116 years, 347 days|
|Finland||Maria Rothovius||F||2 October 1887||17 June 2000||112 years, 259 days|
|Aarne Arvonen||M||4 August 1897||1 January 2009||111 years, 150 days|
|France||Jeanne Calment||F||21 February 1875||4 August 1997||122 years, 164 days|
|Maurice Floquet||M||25 December 1894||10 November 2006||111 years, 320 days|
|Germany||Charlotte Benkner (died in the USA)||F||16 November 1889||14 May 2004||114 years, 180 days|
|Maria Laqua||F||12 February 1889||9 February 2002||112 years, 362 days|
|Hermann Dörnemann||M||27 May 1893||2 March 2005||111 years, 279 days|
|Greece||Gregory Pandazes[g] (died in the USA)||M||15 January 1873||22 December 1983||110 years, 341 days|
|Ioanna Lambropoulos[g]||F||8 May 1884||2 June 1994||110 years, 25 days|
|Iceland||Guðrún Björnsdóttir (died in Canada)||F||20 October 1888||26 August 1998||109 years, 310 days|
|Sólveig Pálsdóttir||F||20 August 1897||28 October 2006||109 years, 69 days|
|Helgi Símonarson||M||13 September 1895||24 August 2001||105 years, 345 days|
|India||Lucy d'Abreu[h] (died in the UK)||F||24 May 1892||7 December 2005||113 years, 197 days|
|Ireland||Katherine Plunket||F||20 November 1820||14 October 1932||111 years, 327 days|
|Israel||Maria Pogonowska (born in Poland)||F||30 October 1897||15 July 2009||111 years, 258 days|
|Italy||Dina Manfredini (died in the USA)||F||4 April 1897||17 December 2012||115 years, 257 days|
|Venere Pizzinato-Papo[i]||F||23 November 1896||2 August 2011||114 years, 252 days|
|Antonio Todde||M||22 January 1889||3 January 2002||112 years, 346 days|
|Japan||Tane Ikai||F||18 January 1879||12 July 1995||116 years, 175 days|
|Jiroemon Kimura||M||19 April 1897||12 June 2013||116 years, 54 days|
|Lithuania||Ella Ille Rentel[j] (died in Germany)||F||19 May 1852||19 September 1962||110 years, 123 days|
|Mexico||Soledad Mexia (died in the USA)||F||13 August 1899||30 August 2013||114 years, 17 days|
|Moldova||Goldie Steinberg[k] (lives in the USA)||F||30 October 1900||Living||113 years, 44 days|
|Morocco||Consuelo Moreno[l] (died in the USA)||F||5 February 1893||13 November 2004||111 years, 282 days|
|Netherlands||Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper||F||29 June 1890||30 August 2005||115 years, 62 days|
|Jan Machiel Reyskens (born in Belgium)||M||11 May 1878||7 January 1990||111 years, 241 days|
|Jan Pieter Bos||M||12 July 1891||15 December 2002||111 years, 158 days|
|New Zealand||Florence Finch (born in the UK)||F||22 December 1893||10 April 2007||113 years, 109 days|
|Ethel Booth||F||25 December 1890||18 February 2001||110 years, 55 days|
|Norway||Maren Bolette Torp||F||21 December 1876||20 February 1989||112 years, 61 days|
|Herman Smith-Johannsen||M||15 June 1875||5 January 1987||111 years, 204 days|
|Peru||Julia Dougherty (died in the USA)||F||20 August 1893||4 December 2003||110 years, 106 days|
|Poland||Marianna Misiewicz[n]||F||26 January 1902||28 June 2012||110 years, 154 days|
|Alexander Imich[o] (lives in the USA)||M||4 February 1903||Living||110 years, 312 days|
|Portugal||Maria de Jesus||F||10 September 1893||2 January 2009||115 years, 114 days|
|Augusto Moreira de Oliveira||M||6 October 1896||13 February 2009||112 years, 130 days|
|Romania||Elizabeth Stefan (died in the USA)||F||13 May 1895||9 April 2008||112 years, 332 days|
|Russia||Lillian Joelson[p] (died in the USA)||F||20 August 1896||30 December 2007||111 years, 132 days|
|Andrei Kuznetsoff[q] (died in Finland)||M||17 October 1873||31 January 1984||110 years, 106 days|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Rosalind Hill (died in the USA)||F||30 March 1899||18 January 2010||110 years, 294 days|
|Slovenia||Katarina Marinič[r]||F||30 October 1899||2 September 2010||110 years, 307 days|
|South Africa||Johanna Booyson||F||17 January 1857||16 June 1968||111 years, 151 days|
|Spain||M.A.C.C.||F||10 June 1881||16 January 1996||114 years, 220 days|
|Joan Riudavets||M||15 December 1889||5 March 2004||114 years, 81 days|
|Sweden||Astrid Zachrison||F||15 May 1895||15 May 2008||113 years, 0 days|
|Anders Engberg||M||1 July 1892||6 November 2003||111 years, 128 days|
|Switzerland||Rosa Rein[s]||F||24 March 1897||14 February 2010||112 years, 327 days|
|Emma Duvoisin||F||5 July 1886||30 September 1997||111 years, 87 days|
|Pierre Gremion||M||5 March 1902||13 February 2012||109 years, 345 days|
|United Kingdom||Charlotte Hughes||F||1 August 1877||17 March 1993||115 years, 228 days|
|Henry Allingham||M||6 June 1896||18 July 2009||113 years, 42 days|
|United States||Sarah Knauss||F||24 September 1880||30 December 1999||119 years, 97 days|
|Christian Mortensen (born in Denmark)||M||16 August 1882||25 April 1998||115 years, 252 days|
|Mathew Beard||M||9 July 1870||16 February 1985||114 years, 222 days|
|Uruguay||Manolita Piña (born in Spain)||F||24 February 1883||11 June 1994||111 years, 107 days|
a^ Primout was a native of French Algeria, now Algeria.
b^ Fourcade was a native of French Algeria, now Algeria.
c^ Mika was a native of Bohemia, which was then a part of Austria-Hungary; it is now located in the Czech Republic.
d^ Marcus was a native of Lechovitz, which was then a part of the Russian Empire; it is now located in Belarus.
e^ Dunz was a native of Zagreb, which was then a part of Austria-Hungary; it is now located in Croatia.
f^ Bernátková was a native of Prague, which was then a part of Austria-Hungary; it is now located in the Czech Republic.
g^ Pandazes and Lambropoulos were natives of the Kingdom of Greece; it is now Greece.
h^ d'Abreu was a native of Dharwar, which was then a part of the British Raj; it is now located in India.
i^ Pizzinato-Papo was a native of Ala, which was then a part of Austria-Hungary; it is now located in Italy.
j^ Rentel was a native of Geldauschinken, which was then a part of the Russian Empire; it is now located in Lithuania.
k^ Steinberg was born in Kishinev, which was then a part of the Russian Empire; it is now located in Moldova.
l^ Moreno was a native of Spanish Morocco, which was then a part of the Spanish Empire; it is now Morocco.
n^ Misiewicz was born in Szumowo, which was then part of the Russian Empire; it is presently located in Poland.
o^ Imich was born in Częstochowa, which was then part of the Russian Empire; it is presently located in Poland.
p^ Joelson was a native of the Russian Empire; it is now Russia.
q^ Kuznetsoff was a native of the Russian Empire; it is now Russia.
r^ Marinič was a native of Deskle, which was then a part of Austria-Hungary; it is now located in Slovenia.
s^ Rein was born in Dziećkowice, near Mysłowice, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now in Poland.
t^ Pajączkowski-Dydyński was born in Lwów, which was then part of Galicia, Austria-Hungary; then it was part of Poland; it is presently located in Ukraine.
u^ Hue was born in French Tunisia; it is now Tunisia.
Territorial and overseas regions recordholders
|Country||Territory||Name||Sex||Birth date||Death date||Age|
|Denmark||Faroe Islands||Jóhannes Tauser||M||23 February 1902||12 January 2008||105 years, 323 days|
|Frederikke Maria Sigvardsen||F||2 July 1875||23 November 1980||105 years, 144 days|
|Greenland||Agnethe Fencker||F||24 October 1910||Jan.-June 2013||102 years, 69 days+|
|France||French Guiana||Eudoxie Baboul||F||1 October 1901||Living||112 years, 73 days|
|Guadeloupe||Luce Maced||F||2 May 1886||25 February 2000||113 years, 299 days|
|Martinique||Irénise Moulonguet||F||6 November 1900||28 May 2013||112 years, 203 days|
|New Caledonia||Marie-Louise Lhuillier||F||26 June 1895||28 December 2007||112 years, 185 days|
|Réunion||Julia Sinédia-Cazour||F||12 July 1892||6 October 2005||113 years, 86 days|
|Théophane Rifosta||M||6 September 1889||16 June 1999||109 years, 283 days|
|Saint Barthélemy||Eugénie Blanchard||F||16 February 1896||4 November 2010||114 years, 261 days|
|United States||Puerto Rico||Emiliano Mercado del Toro||M||21 August 1891||24 January 2007||115 years, 156 days|
|Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan||F||31 August 1889||29 May 2004||114 years, 272 days|
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