Elsa Moberg

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Elsa Moberg
Born (1889-06-30)30 June 1889
Died 20 November 2001(2001-11-20)
(aged 112 years, 143 days)
Known for Longevity (Longest-lived, native Swede)

Elsa Moberg (30 June 1889 – 20 November 2001) was a Swedish supercentenarian who was the oldest Swede on record, aged 112 years 143 days, until Astrid Zachrison surpassed that age on 6 October 2007.[1][2]


Elsa Moberg was born on June 30, 1889 as one of 14 brothers and sisters in Lysekil,[3] an urban area and the seat of Lysekil Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. At the age of 47, she began her married life with Ernst in a childless marriage that lasted 32 years until Ernst death in 1968.[3] In March 1999 when Moberg was 109, she became Sweden's oldest person after the death of Hulda Johansson.[4] Moberg died on November 20, 2001 in Stockholm at the age of 112 years and 143 days,[3] an event that resulted in Astrid Zachrison becoming the oldest person in Sweden.[5] At the time of Moberg's death, Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC), noted that Sweden had one of the highest longevity rates in the world, with an average lifespan of over 80.[5]

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  1. ^ "Sweden's oldest person dies". Sweden's The Local. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Olofsson, Morgan (2007-10-06). "Småland record the oldest in Sweden". Sveriges. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Elsa Moberg, Sweden's oldest person, dies at 112". Associated Press. December 13, 2001. 
  4. ^ "Oldest Swede dies, at 110 years". Agence France-Presse. March 4, 1999.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  5. ^ a b "Sweden's oldest person passes away". Xinhua News Agency. May 15, 2008. 

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