List of oldest living people by nation

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This page supplements the list of oldest people by nation, which itemizes the oldest people by country. This page lists the oldest people confirmed to be alive in the last year, by country.

Comprehensive birth registration is largely a 20th-century phenomenon, so records establishing human longevity are necessarily fragmentary. The earliest comprehensive recordkeeping systems arose in Europe which makes the continent the only place that the lifespans of people born in the 19th century can be documented and verified to the standards of modern scientific research. For example, the United Kingdom organized a central recordkeeping system for England and Wales in 1837, making it compulsory by 1874.[1]

Mathematically, very few people born in the 20th century have yet had an opportunity to reach or surpass the age of 110. This is the age recognized by longevity researchers as the marker of supercentenarian status. Some of the people listed below may be recognized by their own nation as having attained an age of 110 years or greater, but their lifespan may not yet have been documented and verified sufficiently for them to be denominated a supercentenarian by the standards of modern longevity research.

This list contains the oldest woman and/or man in a country under the following criteria:

  • The oldest supercentenarian verified by an independent organisation specializing in the study of gerontology (e.g. The Gerontology Research Group). Pending and unverified claims greater than the verified oldest are not included.
  • Where there is no verified supercentenarian then the oldest pending case, if any, being investigated by a group such as the GRG.
  • Other cases that have a reliable source that identifies the person as the oldest woman or man in their country.

Those born in one country but who later moved to another are specifically noted.

National records[edit]

      Under 110        Verified[2][3] supercentenarian        Pending[4] supercentenarian        Unverified supercentenarian

Country Name Sex Reported birth date Reported age as of 30 May 2015 Age verified
Australia Ethel Farrell (born in India) F 27 November 1902 112 years, 184 days[2] Yes
Alfred Date M 8 November 1905 109 years, 203 days[5]
Belgium Alicia Van den Berghe-Corveleyn F 8 January 1905 110 years, 142 days[6][7] No
Jacques Clemens M 11 July 1909 105 years, 323 days[8]
Brazil Álida Victória Grubba Rudge F 10 July 1903 111 years, 324 days[4] Pending
Cape Verde Maria Veiga Amado F 9 October 1905 109 years, 233 days[9][10][11]
Czech Republic Edith Kaufmann (lives in the United Kingdom) F 12 December 1903 111 years, 169 days[4] Pending
Denmark Signe Højer F 1 November 1905 109 years, 210 days[12][13]
Georg Ingwersen Jensen M 14 June 1906 108 years, 350 days[12]
Estonia Elle Mälberg F 10 April 1907 108 years, 50 days[14]
Arved Tamm M 31 January 1910 105 years, 119 days[15]
France Eudoxie Baboul F 1 October 1901 113 years, 241 days[2] Yes
Roger Gouzy M 23 July 1905 109 years, 311 days[16]
Germany Margarete Dannheimer F 28 January 1904 111 years, 122 days[17][18] No
Gustav Gerneth M 15 October 1905 109 years, 227 days[19]
Guyana Alice Alberta Crawford F 27 May 1906 109 years, 3 days[20]
Mortimer Lamazon M 22 July 1906 108 years, 312 days[21]
Iceland Guðríður Guðbrandsdóttir F 23 May 1906 109 years, 7 days[22]
Georg Ólafsson M 26 March 1909 106 years, 65 days[23][24][25][26]
Ireland Kathleen Snavely (lives in the USA) F 16 February 1902 113 years, 103 days[2] Yes
Italy Emma Morano-Martinuzzi F 29 November 1899 115 years, 182 days[2] Yes
Salvatore Caruso M 2 November 1905 109 years, 209 days[27]
Jamaica Violet Brown F 10 March 1900 115 years, 81 days[2] Yes
Japan Nabi Tajima F 4 August 1900 114 years, 299 days[2] Yes
Sakari Momoi M 5 February 1903 112 years, 114 days[2] Yes
Mexico Dominga Velasco (lives in the USA) F 12 May 1901 114 years, 18 days[2] Yes
Moldova Goldie Steinberg (lives in the USA) F 30 October 1900 114 years, 212 days[2] Yes
Netherlands Nellij H.M. de Vries-Lammerts F 5 May 1905 110 years, 25 days[28] No
Wilhelmus (Wim) Hendriks M 19 January 1909 106 years, 131 days[29]
Norway Elisabet Ekenæs F 26 December 1904 110 years, 155 days[30] No
Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 108 years, 3 days[30]
Poland Jadwiga Młynek F 1 October 1905 109 years, 241 days[31]
Portugal Manuel Rafael dos Santos M 23 December 1905 109 years, 158 days[32]
Romania Maria Tudor F 8 September 1903 111 years, 264 days[33] No
Serbia Jelisaveta Veljković Cenka F 18 July 1904 110 years, 316 days[34] No
Seychelles Nancy Marie F 26 January 1909 106 years, 124 days[35][36]
Spain Ana María Vela Rubio F 29 October 1901 113 years, 213 days[2] Yes
Francisco Núñez Olivera M 13 December 1904 110 years, 168 days[37][38] No
Suriname Feli Noi F 5 December 1903 111 years, 176 days[39] No
United Kingdom Gladys Hooper F 18 January 1903 112 years, 132 days[2] Yes
United States Jeralean Talley F 23 May 1899 116 years, 7 days[3] Yes
Wash Wesley M 21 January 1904 111 years, 129 days[4] Pending

Territorial recordholders[edit]

Country Territory Name Sex Birth date Age as of 30 May 2015 Age verified
Denmark Faroe Islands Theodor Thomassen M 28 October 1908 106 years, 214 days[40]
Netherlands Curaçao Maria Samson-Leer F 1 February 1906 109 years, 118 days[41][42][43][44][45]
United Kingdom British Virgin Islands Robelteen Smith F 12 August 1908 106 years, 291 days[46]
Cayman Islands Julia Hydes F 25 January 1909 106 years, 125 days[47][48]
United States Puerto Rico Antonia Gerena Rivera (lives in the USA) F 19 May 1900 115 years, 11 days[2] Yes
US Virgin Islands Ursula Krigger F 22 April 1902 113 years, 38 days[4] Pending

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