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This list includes Polish supercentenarians (people who have attained the age of at least 110 years) and foreign supercentenarians who were born in Poland and whose lifespans have been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). As of July 2015 there have been two validated supercentenarians in Poland. In addition, there are eight pending Polish supercentenarians. As of 21 June 2018, there is one validated living supercentenarian in Poland: Tekla Juniewicz, who is also the oldest validated supercentenarian ever to reside in Poland, being 112 years, 11 days old.

There have been 12 validated emigrant supercentenarians who were born in present-day Poland. Five more are currently pending. The oldest ever validated emigrant from the area of present-day Poland is Mrs. Augusta Holtz (1871–1986), who lived in the USA and achieved the age of 115 years, 79 days. The oldest male emigrants from Poland, are Dr. Alexander Imich of New York (1903–2014), who achieved the age of 111 years, 124 days in 2014, and Israel Kristal of Israel (1903-2017) who reached the age of 113 years, 330 days. Both were recognized as World's Oldest Man by Guinness World Records.

Two Polish emigrant supercentenarians were born outside the modern borders of Poland. The older of them is Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski, Polish Colonel, who emigrated from Poland in 1939 to the United Kingdom and reached the age of 111 years, 140 days.

Living supercentenarians in Poland

      Validated       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Birth Age Voivodeship
of birth
Voivodeship
of residence
1 Tekla Juniewicz F 10 June 1906

112 years, 11 days

Lwów Silesia
Maria Roszak F 25 Mar 1908

110 years, 88 days

Greater Poland Lesser Poland
Irena Smialowska F 27 Mar 1908

110 years, 86 days

Masovia Masovia
Main article: List of oldest living people in Poland

 

Living foreign supercentenarians who were born in Poland

Rank Name Sex Birth Age Voivodeship
of birth
Country

Polish supercentenarians

      Deceased (Validated)       Living (Validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Voivodeship
of birth
Voivodeship
of death
1 Tekla Juniewicz F 10 June 1906Living

112 years, 11 days

Lwów Silesia
Wanda Wierzchleyska F 3 Mar 190014 Jan 2012 111 years, 317 days LwówMasovia
Jadwiga Szubartowicz F 16 Oct 190520 July 2017 111 years, 277 days LublinLublin
Czeslawa Lasiewicz F 14 Jan 190729 May 2018 111 years, 135 days Podlaskie Podlaskie
Ludwika Kosztyla F 3 Aug 18971 Dec 2008 111 years, 120 days SubcarpathiaSubcarpathia
Jadwiga Zolotucho F 29 Mar 18921 July 2003 111 years, 94 days WilnoWarmia-Masuria
Michalina Wasilewska F 21 Dec 18983 Jan 2010 111 years, 13 days MasoviaMasovia
2 Aleksandra Dranka F 3 Oct 190329 Apr 2014 110 years, 208 days SubcarpathiaSubcarpathia
Marianna Misiewicz F 26 Jan 190228 June 2012 110 years, 154 days PodlaskiePodlaskie
Maria Roszak F 25 Mar 1908Living

110 years, 88 days

Greater Poland Lesser Poland
Irena Smialowska F 27 Mar 1908Living

110 years, 86 days

Masovia Masovia
Jozefa Karczewska F 23 Nov 190218 Jan 2013 110 years, 56 days ŁódźŁódź
Jozefa Stanislawa Szyda F 11 Mar 19031 May 2013 110 years, 51 days Greater PolandŁódź
Marianna Smolarczyk F 16 Feb 189730 Mar 2007 110 years, 42 days ŚwiętokrzyskieŚwiętokrzyskie
Julianna Garbacz F 22 June 190018 July 2010 110 years, 26 days ŚwiętokrzyskieŚwiętokrzyskie

a^ Wierzchleyska was born in Lwow, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. Later it was part of Poland and it is now in Ukraine.
b^ Kosztyla was born in Brzozow, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
c^ Wasilewska was born in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
d^ Dranka was born in Harklowa, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
e^ Misiewicz was born in Srebrna, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
f^ Karczewska was born in Gągolin, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now Gągolin Północny in Poland.
g^ Szyda was born in Turek, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
h^ Smolarczyk was born in Lubno, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
i^ Garbacz was born in Wolka Zychowa, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.

Emigrant supercentenarians who were born in present-day Poland

This is a list of all emigrant supercentenarians who were born in present-day Poland regardless from their nationality and first language.

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Voivodeship
of birth
Country
of death
1 Augusta Holtz [1] F 3 Aug 1871 21 Oct 1986 115 years, 79 days Greater PolandUSA FlagUSA
2 Israel Kristal M 15 Sept 1903 11 Aug 2017 113 years, 330 days Lodz ISR Flag ISR
3 Rosa Rein F 24 Mar 1897 14 Feb 2010 112 years, 327 days Silesia SUI FlagSUI
4 Meta Berndt F 9 Nov 1889 28 Dec 2001 112 years, 49 days Pomerania GER FlagGER
5 Johanna Klink F 17 Jan 1903 20 Feb 2015 112 years, 34 days Silesia GER FlagGER
6 Theresa Bernstein-Meyerowitz F 1 Mar 1890 13 Feb 2002 111 years, 349 days Lesser PolandUSA FlagUSA
7 Maria Pogonowska F 30 Oct 1897 15 July 2009 111 years, 258 days Masovia ISR Flag ISR
8 Margarete Ottmann F 23 Feb 1903 17 Aug 2014 111 years, 175 days Opole GER FlagGER
9 Frieda Borchert F 5 Jan 1897 22 June 2008 111 years, 169 days Pomerania GER FlagGER
10 Fannie Buten F 13 Apr 1899 24 Sept 2010 111 years, 164 days SubcarpathiaUSA FlagUSA
11 Alexander Imich M 4 Feb 1903 8 June 2014 111 years, 124 days SilesiaUSA FlagUSA
Anna Lewicki F 6 Dec 1900 3 Jan 2012 111 years, 28 days SubcarpathiaUSA FlagUSA
Anna Palarowska F 22 Oct 1902 2 Nov 2013 111 years, 11 days Warmia-Masuria FRA FlagFRA
12 Pauline Spyra F 24 Apr 1886 11 Jan 1997 110 years, 262 days Silesia GER FlagGER
13 Franziska Umrath [2] F 5 Sept 1885 18 Feb 1996 110 years, 166 days Pomerania GER FlagGER
14 Maria Jantke F 18 Oct 1902 9 Mar 2013 110 years, 142 days Pomerania GER FlagGER
Thea Breckerbaum F 6 Oct 1902 25 Nov 2012 110 years, 50 days Greater Poland GER FlagGER
Eva Grafunder F 17 June 1903 14 July 2013 110 years, 27 days Warmia-MasuriaCAN FlagCAN

a^ Holtz was born in Czarnikau, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Czarnków in Poland.
b^ Rein was born in Myslowitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Mysłowice in Poland.
c^ Berndt was born in Kaffzig, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Kawcze in Poland.
d^ Klink was born in Siemianowitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Siemianowice Śląskie in Poland.
e^ Bernstein-Meyerowitz was born in Kraków, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
f^ Pogonowska was born in Warsaw, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
g^ Ottmann was born in Bauerwitz, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Baborów in Poland.
h^ Buten was born in Wielkie Oczy, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
i^ Imich was born in Częstochowa, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
j^ Lewicki was born in Borysławka, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Poland.
k^ Palarowska was born in Mroczno, which was then part of German Empire. It is now in Poland.
l^ Spyra was born in Wendzin, which was then part of German Empire. It is now Wędzina in Poland.
m^ Umrath was born in Danzig, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Gdańsk in Poland.
n^ Jantke was born in Marienburg, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Malbork in Poland.
o^ Breckerbaum was born in Neudorf bei Wronke, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Nowa Wieś in Poland.
p^ Grafunder was born in Schippenbeil, which was then part of the German Empire. It is now Sępopol in Poland.
q^ Kristal was born in Malenie, which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.

Polish emigrant supercentenarians who were born outside the territory of present-day Poland

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Voivodeship
of birth
Country
of death
Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski M 19 July 1894 6 Dec 2005 111 years, 140 days Lwów UK Flag UK
1 Helen Czechowicz [3] F 1 Jan 1896 3 Feb 2006 110 years, 33 days Wilno USA FlagUSA

a^ Pajączkowski-Dydynski was born in Lwow, which was then part of Galicia, Austria-Hungary. Later, it was part of Poland, and it is now in Ukraine.
b^ Czechowicz was born in Wilno, which was then part of the Russian Empire. Later, it was part of Poland, and it is now in Lithuania.

Oldest living Polish person by Voivodeship

This is a list of the oldest (known) living people by each Voivodeship of residence.

      Under 110       Unvalidated

State Name Sex Birth Age
Greater Poland Eleonora Losiewicz F 24 Jan 1910

108 years, 148 days

Kuyavia-Pomerania Kazimiera Koralewska F 15 Jan 1910

108 years, 157 days

Lesser Poland Maria Roszak F 25 Mar 1908

110 years, 88 days

Lodz Pelagia Matczak F 6 Oct 1911

106 years, 258 days

Lower Silesia Stanisław Kowalski M 14 Apr 1910

108 years, 68 days

Lublin Marianna Blaziak [4] F 14 Sept 1909

108 years, 280 days

Lubusz Antonina Partyka F 22 Sept 1908

109 years, 272 days

Masovia Irena Smialowska F 27 Mar 1908

110 years, 86 days

Opole Leonarda Ratkiewicz F 18 Oct 1908

109 years, 246 days

Podlaskie
Pomerania Kazimiera Mroziewska[5] F 15 Jan 1910

108 years, 157 days

Silesia Tekla Juniewicz F 10 June 1906

112 years, 11 days

Subcarpathia Katarzyna Moron[6] F 12 Feb 1909

109 years, 129 days

Swietokrzyskie Marianna Bartos F 30 May 1910

108 years, 22 days

Warmia-Masuria Anna Wangelewska F 14 Jan 1912

106 years, 158 days

West Pomerania Genowefa Klujewska[7] F 15 Jan 1910

108 years, 157 days

Oldest person by Voivodeship of birth

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each voivodeship – according to today's borders.

      Deceased (Validated)       Living (Validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

Voivodeship Name Sex Birth Death Age
Greater Poland Augusta Holtz [1] F 3 Aug 1871 21 Oct 1986 115 years, 79 days
Kuyavia-Pomerania
Lesser Poland Theresa Bernstein-Meyerowitz F 1 Mar 1890 13 Feb 2002 111 years, 349 days
Lower Silesia
Lublin Jadwiga Szubartowicz [8] F 16 Oct 1905 20 July 2017 111 years, 277 days
Lubuskie Frieda Borchert F 5 Jan 1897 22 June 2008 111 years, 169 days
Łódź Israel Kristal M 15 Sept 1903 11 Aug 2017 113 years, 330 days
Masovia Maria Pogonowska F 30 Oct 1897 15 July 2009 111 years, 258 days
Opole Margarete Ottmann F 23 Feb 1903 17 Aug 2014 111 years, 175 days
Podlaskie Marianna Misiewicz F 26 Jan 1902 28 June 2012 110 years, 154 days
Pomerania Meta Berndt F 9 Nov 1889 28 Dec 2001 112 years, 49 days
Silesia Rosa Rein F 24 Mar 1897 14 Feb 2010 112 years, 327 days
Subcarpathia Fannie Buten F 13 Apr 1899 24 Sept 2010 111 years, 164 days
Swietokrzyskie Marianna Smolarczyk F 16 Feb 1897 30 Mar 2007 110 years, 42 days
Warmia-Masuria Anna Palarowska F 22 Oct 1902 2 Nov 2013 111 years, 11 days
West Pomerania

Historical voivodeships

This is a list of the oldest people born in historical voivodeships.

Voivodeship Name Sex Birth Death Age
Lwow Wanda Wierzchleyska F 3 Mar 1900 14 Jan 2012 111 years, 317 days
Nowogrodek
Polesie
Stanislawow Tekla Juniewicz F 10 June 1906 Living 111 years
Tarnopol
Volhynia
Wilno Helen Czechowicz [3] F 1 Jan 1896 3 Feb 2006 110 years, 33 days

Oldest person by Voivodeship of last residence

This is a list of the oldest (known) people by death for each Voivodeship – according to today's borders.

      Under 110       Living       Pending       Unvalidated

Voivodeship Name Sex Birth Death Age
Greater Poland Jadwiga Mlynek [9][10] F 1 Oct 1905 1 Aug 2015 109 years, 304 days
Kuyavia-Pomerania Jozef Zurek M 31 Aug 1909 20 Mar 2018 108 years, 201 days
Lesser Poland Maria Roszak F 25 Mar 1908 Living

110 years, 88 days

Lower Silesia Maria Olszowska [11] F 15 Sept 1907 29 Aug 1907 109 years, 348 days
Lublin Jadwiga Szubartowicz[12] F 16 Oct 1905 20 July 2017 111 years, 277 days
Lubusz Antonina Partyka F 22 Sept 1908 Living

109 years, 272 days

Lodz Jozefa Karczewska F 23 Nov 1902 18 Jan 2013 110 years, 56 days
Masovia Wanda Wierzchleyska F 3 Mar 1900 14 Feb 2012 111 years, 317 days
Opole Leonarda Ratkiewicz F 18 Oct 1908Living

109 years, 246 days

Podlaskie Czeslawa Lasiewicz F 14 Jan 1907 29 May 2018 111 years, 135 days
Pomerania Leokadia Kazaniecka F 13 Nov 1897 8 Feb 2007 109 years 89 days
Silesia Tekla Juniewicz F 10 June 1906 Living

112 years, 11 days

Subcarpathia Ludwika Kosztyla F 3 Aug 1897 1 Dec 2008 111 years, 120 days
Swietokrzyskie Marianna Smolarczyk F 16 Feb 1897 30 Mar 2007 110 years, 42 days
Warmia-Masuria Jadwiga Zolotucho F 29 Mar 1892 1 July 2003 111 years, 94 days
West Pomerania Ludwika Wasowicz F 1 May 1905 28 Dec 2014 109 years, 241 days

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Poland since 2003

      Deceased (Validated) / Under 110       Living (Validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan Voivodeship
of death
 ? 1 July 2003 Jadwiga Zolotucho F  ? – 111 29 Mar 1892 – 1 July 2003
111 years, 94 days
Warmia-Masuria
1 July 2003 10 Jan 2004
(193 days)
Anna Klim [13] F 108–109 16 July 1894 – 10 Jan 2004
109 years, 178 days
Lower Silesia
10 Jan 2004 12 Apr 2005
(1 yr, 92 days)
Franciszek Karwowski M 108–109 10 Oct 1895 – 12 Apr 2005
109 years, 184 days
Warmia-Masuria
12 Apr 2005 30 Mar 2007
(1 yr, 352 days)
Marianna Smolarczyk F 108–110 16 Feb 1897 – 30 Mar 2007
110 years, 42 days
Swietokrzyskie
30 Mar 2007 1 Dec 2008
(1 yr, 246 days)
Ludwika Kosztyla F 109–111 3 Aug 1897 – 1 Dec 2008
111 years, 120 days
Subcarpathia
1 Dec 2008 3 Jan 2010
(1 yr, 33 days)
Michalina Wasilewska F 109–111 21 Dec 1898 – 3 Jan 2010
111 years, 13 days
Masovia
3 Jan 2010 14 Jan 2012
(2 yrs, 11 days)
Wanda Wierzchleyska F 109–111 3 Mar 1900 – 14 Jan 2012
111 years, 317 days
Masovia
14 Jan 2012 28 June 2012
(166 days)
Marianna Misiewicz F 109–110 26 Jan 1902 – 28 June 2012
110 years, 154 days
Podlaskie
28 June 2012 18 Jan 2013
(204 days)
Jozefa Karczewska F 109–110 23 Nov 1902 – 18 Jan 2013
110 years, 56 days
Lodz
18 Jan 2013 1 May 2013
(103 days)
Jozefa Stanislawa Szyda F 109–110 11 Mar 1903 – 1 May 2013
110 years, 51 days
Lodz
1 May 2013 14 May 2013
(13 days)
Marianna Mroz [14] F 109 18 Sept 1903 – 14 May 2013
109 years, 238 days
Greater Poland
14 May 2013 29 Apr 2014
(350 days)
Aleksandra Dranka F 109–110 3 Oct 1903 – 29 Apr 2014
110 years, 208 days
Subcarpathia
29 Apr 2014 10 June 2014
(42 days)
Jozefa Bak [15] F 109 4 Feb 1905 – 10 June 2014
109 years, 126 days
Świętokrzyskie
10 June 2014 28 Dec 2014
(201 days)
Ludwika Wasowicz F 109 1 May 1905 – 28 Dec 2014
109 years, 241 days
West Pomerania
28 Dec 2014 1 Aug 2015
(216 days)
Jadwiga Mlynek [10][16] F 109 1 Oct 1905 – 1 Aug 2015
109 years, 304 days
Greater Poland
1 Aug 2015 20 July 2017
(1 yr, 353 days)
Jadwiga Szubartowicz[17] F 109–111 16 Oct 1905 – 20 July 2017
111 years, 277 days
Lublin
20 July 2017 Present

0 years, 336 days

Tekla Juniewicz F 111* Born 10 June 1906

112 years, 11 days

Living in
Silesia

Chronological list of the oldest living man in Poland since 2012

      Under 110       Living

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan Voivodeship
of death
21 Oct 2012 6 Apr 2013
(167 days)
Roman Krus 106–107 14 Feb 1906 – 6 Apr 2013
107 years, 51 days
Lodz
6 Apr 2013 19 May 2016
(3 yrs, 43 days)
Antoni Wojciechowski 106–109 15 Nov 1906 – 19 May 2016
109 years, 186 days
Greater Poland
19 May 2016 24 Aug 2016
Stanislaw Swidzinski 108 23 Feb 1908 – 24 Aug 2016
108 years, 183 days
Warmia-Masuria
24 Aug 2016 9 Apr 2017
Jozef Plawski 107 9 May 1909 – 9 Apr 2017
107 years, 335 days
Greater Poland
9 Apr 2017 20 Mar 2018
(345 days)
Jozef Zurek 107–108 31 Aug 1909 - 20 Mar 2018
108 years, 200 days
Kuyavia-Pomerania
20 Mar 2018 Present

0 years, 93 days

Stanislaw Kowalski 107–108* Born 14 Apr 1910

108 years, 68 days

Living in
Lower Silesia

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