List of Finnish supercentenarians

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This is a list of verified Finnish supercentenarians (people from Finland who have attained the age of at least 110 years). There have been six verified supercentenarians from Finland.[1] The oldest person ever from Finland was Maria Rothovius, who died in 2000, aged 112 years 259 days.[2] As of 4 August 2015, there are no verified living supercentenarians in Finland.
All Finnish supercentenarians were born in a time when Finland was an autonomous state of the Russian Empire.


Finnish supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased       Living       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Region or country of birth Region of death
1 Maria Rothovius[2] F 2 October 1887 17 June 2000 112 years, 259 days Uusimaa Pirkanmaa
2 Hilda Häkkinen[2] F 18 March 1894 31 December 2005 111 years, 288 days Southern Ostrobothnia Southern Ostrobothnia
3 Aarne Arvonen[3] M 4 August 1897 1 January 2009 111 years, 150 days Uusimaa Uusimaa
4 Fanny Nyström[2] F 30 September 1878 31 August 1989 110 years, 335 days Southwest Finland Southwest Finland
5 Anna Hagman[2] F 27 December 1895 18 April 2006 110 years, 112 days Åland Islands Åland Islands
6 Andrei Kuznetsoff[2] M 17 October 1873 31 January 1984 110 years, 106 days Russia[a] Southern Savonia
7 Elsa Tilkanen[2] F 26 September 1896 5 December 2006 110 years, 70 days Southwest Finland Southwest Finland

a^ Kuznetsoff was born in a part of the Russian Empire, which is now located in Russia.

Oldest Finnish person by region[edit]

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each region.

      Deceased       Living       Pending       Unverified

Region Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
Åland Islands Anna Hagman[2] F 27 December 1895 18 April 2006 110 years, 112 days
Central Finland
Central Ostrobothnia
Eastern Uusimaa
Kainuu
Kymenlaakso
Lapland
North Karelia
Northern Ostrobothnia
Northern Savonia
Ostrobothnia
Päijänne Tavastia
Pirkanmaa
Satakunta
South Karelia
Southern Ostrobothnia Hilda Häkkinen[2] F 18 March 1894 31 December 2005 111 years, 288 days
Southern Savonia
Southwest Finland Selma Tuominen[4] F 19 July 1903 12 April 2015 111 years, 267 days
Tavastia Proper
Uusimaa Maria Rothovius[2] F 2 October 1887 17 June 2000 112 years, 259 days

Chronological list of the oldest (known) living person in Finland since 2005[edit]

      Deceased/Under 110       Living       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Region of death
Unidentified 31 December 2005 Hilda Häkkinen[2][5] F ? – 111 18 March 1894 – 31 December 2005
111 years, 288 days
Southern Ostrobothnia
31 December 2005 18 April 2006
(108 days)
Anna Hagman[2][5] F 109 – 110 27 December 1895 – 18 April 2006
110 years, 112 days
Åland Islands
18 April 2006 5 December 2006
(231 days)
Elsa Tilkanen[2][6] F 109 – 110 26 September 1896 – 5 December 2006
110 years, 70 days
Southwest Finland
5 December 2006 1 January 2009
(2 years, 27 days)
Aarne Arvonen[3][7] M 109 – 111 4 August 1897 – 1 January 2009
111 years, 150 days
Uusimaa
1 January 2009 10 October 2009
(282 days)
Viljo Kekola[8] M 107 – 108 1 April 1901 – 10 October 2009
108 years, 192 days
Southern Ostrobothnia
10 October 2009 28 February 2010
(141 days)
Jussi Leskinen[9] M 108 1 May 1901 – 28 February 2010
108 years, 303 days
Southern Savonia
28 February 2010 12 April 2015
(5 years, 43 days)
Selma Tuominen[10][4] F 106 – 111 19 July 1903 – 12 April 2015
111 years, 267 days
Southwest Finland
12 April 2015 Present
(114 days)
Toivo Rantala[11] M 106 – 107* born 25 May 1908
age 107 years, 71 days
Living in Kymenlaakso

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRG Validated Living Supercentenarians As of September 10, 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015. The Gerontology Research Group (GRG) lists persons as living whose age has been validated and who have been confirmed to be alive within the past year.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m GRG VERIFIED SUPERCENTENARIAN CASES -- LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY BY DEATH DATE as of April 28, 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b GRG Deaths for 2009 (in Chronological Order) (as of December 24, 2010). Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Finland’s oldest person dies". Finland Times. 
  5. ^ a b "110-vuotias on nyt maan vanhin". Ilta-Sanomat. 
  6. ^ "Suomen vanhin on kuollut". Ilta-Sanomat. 
  7. ^ "Suomen vanhin kuollut". Mtv Uutiset. 
  8. ^ "Vanhin suomalainen kuollut". Yle Uutiset. 
  9. ^ "Suomen vanhin kuoli". Yle Uutiset. 
  10. ^ "Suomen vanhin täyttää 110 vuotta". Helsingin Sanomat. 
  11. ^ "Toivo Rantala muistelee" (PDF). Sotaveteraaniliitto.