Ellen Brandenborg
Ellen Brandenborg
Birth: 7 January 1906
Skoerping, Nordjylland, Denmark

111 years, 167 days

Country: DEN FlagDEN

Ellen Adelaide Brandenborg (née Rasmussen; born 7 January 1906) is a Danish supercentenarian who is currently unverified. She is, at age 111 years, 167 days, the oldest living person in Denmark since the death of Signe Hoejer on 18 March 2016, since the death of Elisabet Ekenaes on 4 January 2017 the oldest living person in the Nordic region, and became the oldest person ever in Denmark on 2 May 2017.


Ellen Adelaide Rasmussen was born in Skoerping, Nordjylland, Denmark, on 7 January 1906. She was called Adelaide as a child, named after her grandmother, who died in 1904. Her father was a watchmaker. When he got a job as a foreman at a large watchmaker and royal court, the family moved to Copenhagen. Her mother lived to the advanced age of 98 years and her oldest sister Ragnhild (1899–2002) to 102 years of age. In 1929, Ellen Brandenborg migrated to Montreal, Canada. There, she met her future husband Carl Brandenborg who worked as an engineer and a sailor. The couple had 4 children. The family returned to Denmark in 1936 and lived in Brabrand. After her husband's death in 1982, Ellen Brandenborg moved in an apartment in Kloeverparken.

Ellen Brandenborg states that healthy food and joy of life is the recipe for a long life. Currently she lives in Stavtrup, Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark.


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