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Anna de Guchtenaere
Anna de Guchtenaere
Birth: 10 April 1904
Ledeberg, Ghent, Belgium
Death: 6 April 2015
Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
Age: 110 years, 361 days
Country: BEL FlagBEL
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Anna Verhaeghe-de Guchtenaere (10 April 1904 – 6 April 2015) was a Belgian supercentenarian who has been the oldest living person in Belgium following the passing of Fanny Godin on 7 September 2014 until her own death.

Biography

During World War 1, Anna de Guchtenaere fled with her family from occupied Belgium to England. Back in Belgium she studied at the Conservatory of Ghent. She was a violinist for silent films. After the emergence of sound film, she worked as a secretary. Anna de Guchtenaere had a son and a daughter, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Since 26 August 2014 she was the oldest person ever in the province of Ghent.

Anna de Guchtenaere died on 6 April 2015 in the nursing home where she lived, just four days before her 111th birthday.[1]

References


Belgium's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Irma Casteur • Catharina Ververs • Marie de Ruyver • Joanna Deroover • Anne-Marie Vandermersch • Louis Marion • Victoire Ricaille • Maria Arnou-Verkeyn • Maria Annaert • Irma van de Voorde • Marcelle Droogmans • Romanie Pollet • Bernardina van Dommelen • Gabrielle Demets • Adrienne LedentGermaine Degueldre • Fanny Godin • Anna de Guchtenaere • Alicia Corveleyn • Fernande Everaert-De Raeve

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