List of Finnish supercentenarians

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This is a list of Finnish supercentenarians (people from Finland who have attained the age of at least 110 years). The oldest person ever from Finland was Maria Rothovius, who died in 2000, aged 112 years 259 days.[1] All Finnish supercentenarians were born at a time when Finland was an autonomous state of the Russian Empire.

Oldest Finnish people ever[edit]

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Place of birth Place of death
01 Maria Rothovius[1]
F
2 October 1887 17 June 2000 112 years, 259 days Uusimaa Pirkanmaa
02 Hilda Häkkinen[1]
F
18 March 1894 31 December 2005 111 years, 288 days South Ostrobothnia South Ostrobothnia
03 Selma Tuominen[2]
F
19 July 1903 12 April 2015 111 years, 267 days Southwest Finland Southwest Finland
04 Aarne Arvonen[1]
M
4 August 1897 1 January 2009 111 years, 150 days Uusimaa Uusimaa
05 Fanny Nyström[1]
F
30 September 1878 31 August 1989 110 years, 335 days Southwest Finland Southwest Finland
06 Helfrid Eriksson[3]
F
23 June 1908 23 October 2018 110 years, 122 days Uusimaa Ostrobothnia
07 Anna Hagman[1]
F
27 December 1895 18 April 2006 110 years, 112 days Åland Islands Åland Islands
08 Elsa Tilkanen[1]
F
26 September 1896 5 December 2006 110 years, 70 days Southwest Finland Southwest Finland
09 Helvi Kärki[4]
F
7 December 1906 23 January 2017 110 years, 47 days Pirkanmaa Tavastia Proper

Biographies[edit]

Aarne Arvonen[edit]

Aarne Arvonen (1897–2009), from Finland, was one of the oldest documented men ever, living for 111 years and 150 days.

Aarne Armas "Arska" Arvonen (4 August 1897 – 1 January 2009[5]) was a Finnish supercentenarian who lived for 111 years and 150 days. He became the last known living Finn to have been born in the 1800s, a time when Finland was still an autonomous part of the Russian Empire.[5] Born in Helsinki, Arvonen served for the Red Guard in the Finnish Civil War of 1918, and later became its last surviving veteran. After the war he spent a year at the Tammisaari prison camp.[6] He married Sylvi Emilia Salonen and had two daughters, Irma and Paula. They lived in the Kallio district of Helsinki. At this time Arvonen was a smoker. When his wife died in 1938, he moved to Järvenpää. In the summer of 2005, Arvonen was still living in a house he had built himself.[citation needed] Eventually he moved into the Vanhankylänniemi rest home.[7] Arvonen had been interested in astronomy since his childhood. In 1921 he became a founding member of the Finnish amateur astronomy association Ursa, and his membership lasted nearly 87 years. He visited London when he turned 100 in 1997. He celebrated his 111th birthday in 2008 with his family, but skipped his yearly trip to the local McArthur pub.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Epstein, Louis; Young, Robert; Quesada, Miguel; Muir, Mark; Law, Chris; Wikkerink, Marco (1 January 2015). "Table B - Verified Supercentenarians (Ranked By Age)". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Turkulainen: Suomen vanhin ihminen kuoli" [Turkulainen: Finland's oldest person died]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 14 April 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ Mattila, Sanni (24 October 2018). "Suomen vanhin ihminen Helfrid Eriksson on kuollut 110-vuotiaana" [Oldest person in Finland, Helfrid Eriksson, has died age 110]. Iltalehti (in Finnish). Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. ^ Vuorio, Jukka (24 January 2017). "Suomen vanhin ihminen Helvi Kärki kuoli 110 vuoden iässä" [Finland's oldest person, Helvi Kärki, dies at 110]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Suomen viimeinen 1800-luvulla syntynyt kuoli - HS.fi - Kotimaa". 28 April 2014. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  6. ^ "At age 105, Aarne Arvonen still knows how to enjoy life" Helsingin Sanomat International Edition, 6 August 2002. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Suomi - Uutiset - Ilta-Sanomat". 27 September 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Finland's oldest person turns 111 years old". 12 February 2012. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2017.