List of Belgian supercentenarians

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Belgian supercentenarians are citizens, residents or emigrants from Belgium who have attained or surpassed 110 years of age. The Gerontology Research Group (GRG) has validated the longevity claims of 20 Belgian supercentenarians, including 18 residents and 2 emigrants.[1][2]

The oldest known Belgian person was Joanna Deroover, who died in 2002 aged 112 years 186 days.[3] The oldest Belgian man ever was Jan Machiel Reyskens, who lived 111 years and 241 days from 1878 to 1990.[3]

Oldest Belgian people ever[edit]

The list including known and validated supercentenarians who died before 2015 was compiled by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).[3] Later cases were sourced either from more recent GRG data,[2] from administrative reports or from press coverage, as indicated in the table.

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name[a] Sex Birth date Death date Age Birthplace Place of death
or residence
01 Joanna Deroover F 3 June 1890 6 December 2002 112 years, 186 days Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant
02 Fanny Godin F 27 May 1902 7 September 2014 112 years, 103 days Liège[4] Flemish Brabant[4]
03 Alicia Van den Berghe-Corveleyn[2][5] F 8 January 1905 31 January 2017 112 years, 23 days West Flanders West Flanders
04 Julia Van Hool[6] F 7 May 1909 29 April 2021 111 years, 357 days Antwerp Antwerp
05 Elisabeth De Proost[7] F 5 February 1908 25 January 2020 111 years, 354 days Brussels Brussels
06 Adele Rodenstein[8] F 3 September 1908 18 July 2020 111 years, 319 days Liège[b] Germany
07 Maria Richard F 28 November 1900 11 October 2012 111 years, 318 days Luxembourg France
08 Jan Machiel Reyskens M 11 May 1878 7 January 1990 111 years, 241 days Limburg Netherlands
09 Germaine Degueldre F 26 September 1900 11 May 2012 111 years, 228 days Hainaut Hainaut
10 Marietta Joanna Bouverne[7][9] F 25 December 1908 3 August 2020 111 years, 222 days East Flanders East Flanders
11 Adrienne Ledent F 13 December 1899 23 June 2011 111 years, 192 days Luxembourg Luxembourg
12 Jan Goossenaerts M 30 October 1900 21 March 2012 111 years, 143 days Antwerp Antwerp
13 Anne de Clerque-Wissocq de Sousberghe
(a.k.a. Sœur Romain)[10][11]
F 7 November 1904 12 February 2016 111 years, 97 days Brussels England, UK
14 Mariette Barszczewicz[12][13] F 8 January 1909 4 April 2020[13] 111 years, 87 days Liège[13] Canada
15 Maria van Sprengel F 30 January 1882 22 April 1993 111 years, 82 days Antwerp Antwerp
16 R.T.[citation needed] F 18 January 1910 21 February 2021 111 years, 34 days Hainaut Brussels
17 Bernardina van Dommelen F 15 March 1899 16 April 2010 111 years, 32 days Antwerp Antwerp
18 Fernande Everaert-De Raeve[14] F 3 December 1906 6 December 2017[15] 111 years, 3 days East Flanders East Flanders
19 Anna De Guchtenaere[16] F 10 April 1904 6 April 2015 110 years, 361 days East Flanders East Flanders
20 Madeleine Dullier[17] F 30 April 1907 20 April 2018 110 years, 355 days Hainaut Hainaut
21 Aimée Rensonnet F 18 January 1900 15 December 2010 110 years, 331 days Brussels Hainaut
22 Romanie Pollet F 21 December 1898 17 October 2009 110 years, 300 days West Flanders Brussels
23 Anne-Marie Vandermersch F 14 December 1892 8 October 2003 110 years, 298 days Namur Brussels
24 Gabriëlle Demets F 26 August 1899 1 May 2010 110 years, 248 days West Flanders West Flanders
25 Lazarie Maes, aka Zuster Genoveva[18] F 24 July 1910 25 March 2021[19] 110 years, 244 days West Flanders West Flanders
26 Maria Pierson-Ledent F 20 June 1899 6 January 2010 110 years, 200 days Luxembourg Namur
27 Marcelle Levaz[20] F 18 March 1911 Living 110 years, 187 days Liege Liege
28 Bertha Noe[21] F 22 March 1911 Living 110 years, 183 days Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant
29 Maria Irma Casteur-Vanderhaegen F 26 June 1887 11 November 1997 110 years, 138 days East Flanders East Flanders
30 Maria de Jaeger F 15 January 1901 30 April 2011 110 years, 105 days East Flanders East Flanders
31 Catherina Ververs F 27 October 1888 24 January 1999 110 years, 89 days Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant
32 Louis Marion M 10 October 1893 28 December 2003 110 years, 79 days Namur Namur
33 Marie-Jeanne Pirenne-Lempereur[4][22] F 8 April 1904 18 May 2014 110 years, 40 days Liège Liège
34 Marie de Ruyver F 10 February 1889 14 March 1999 110 years, 32 days East Flanders East Flanders
35 Felicitas Van Oudenhove[23] F 6 December 1908 1 January 2019 110 years, 26 days (unknown) East Flanders

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All entries are sourced to GRG "table B" as of 1 January 2015, unless otherwise noted.[3]
  2. ^ Rodenstein was born in what is today the Eupen-Malmedy region, this area was at the time of her birth part of the German Empire.

References[edit]

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