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Edelgard Huber von Gersdorff
Edelgard Huber von Gersdorff
Edelgard Huber von Gersdorff at 110
Birth: 7 December 1905
Gera, Reuss jungerer Linie
Death: 9 April 2018
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age: 112 years, 123 days
Country: GER FlagGER
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Edelgard Huber von Gersdorff (née von Gersdorff; 7 December 1905 – 9 April 2018) was a German supercentenarian who was, at the time of her death, Germany's oldest living woman and the second-oldest living person in the country behind Gustav Gerneth.

Biography

Huber von Gersdorff was born on 7 December 1905 in Gera as daughter of well known aristocratic families characterized by her mother’s side the "Grand Dukes of Baden" and by her father’s side the Imperial Counts "Gersdorff". Her ancestors participated on forming the German Red Cross. She was diagnosed with poliomyelitis at age 22 what did not impair her intention although she was no longer able to walk and studying chemistry. After graduating in law she worked for a cooperative building society. When she was 14 years old she met her husband called Walther. He was the first man she used to be on a first-name basis. The couple, who did not have children, visited many different countries until she was widowed in 1987. Huber von Gersdorff was visited by a TV sender when turning 109. In December 2016 she also gave an interview on radio about celebrating christmas.

At the age of 112, she was still living on her own with some help in Karlsruhe. Despite being nearly blind at the time of her death, she still enjoyed authoring poems; consuming literature and art as well in general.

Edelgard Huber von Gersdorff died on 9 April 2018 at the age of 112 years, 123 days.

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