Borghild Nilsen (2 December 1893 – 3 March 2004) was a validated Norwegian supercentenarian.


Borghild Marie Nilsen was born in Hegna i Mælum, Telemark, Norway on 2 December 1893. Her parents, Jacob Thomassen, born in Lunde in Telemark in 1871 or 1872 and Karen Isaksdatter, born in Solum in 1868, were farmers. The father went to America in 1906, and she never saw nor heard from him again ever since. Her mother died in 1913, when she was only 19 years old. In 1924 Borghild travelled to Vestfold and worked as a maid at Spetalen farm, in the then in Tjolling municipality. She married Nils Kristian Nilsen (1884–1965).

On 2 December 2003, Borghild Nilsen celebrated her 110th birthday. She died in Tjølling in Larvik on 3 March 2004, at the age of 110 years, 92 days. She was the oldest person in Norway after the death of Harriet Holm until her own passing.[1][2]


Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Ellen Hoddo • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegard • Klara Jorgensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oktedalen • Ragndit Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn Overbo

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