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This is a list of all known supercentenarians that were born and/or died in Sweden. The country has a long tradition of compulsory population registration that spans back to the 18th century.

Various types of documents that display a person's birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, household status and death, collectively assist gerontology researchers in the verification process of Swedish-born supercentenarians. As such, the reliability and completeness of Swedish data can be see as one of the highest in the world.

Since Sweden openly keeps track of the oldest living people in the form of a centralized national list, finding anonymous cases is rare. Also, the openness of the system minimizes, if not eliminates, the chances of retrospectively discovering new deceased cases from the past. The only exception to this is if a Swedish-born person died in another country.

As for the reverse, claimants who were born abroad but reside in/died in Sweden may be difficult to verify, depending on the documentation system of their birth nation.

As of 23 June 2017, 15 of them have been verified by GRG. 2 people are pending as of February 2015.

There are 4 additional cases which have not been reviewed/processed by GRG yet. This category is referred to as ”unverified”.

Swedish supercentenarians

      Deceased (validated)       Living (validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age
1 Astrid Zachrison F 15 May 189515 May 2008 113 years, 0 days
2 Elsa Moberg F 30 June 188920 Nov 2001 112 years, 143 days
3 Hulda Johansson F 24 Feb 18829 June 1994 112 years, 105 days
4 Anders Engberg M 1 July 18926 Nov 2003 111 years, 128 days
5 Johanne Svensson (b.DEN FlagDEN) F 24 Jan 189229 May 2003 111 years, 125 days
6 Wilhelmine Sande (b.NOR FlagNOR) F 24 Oct 187421 Jan 1986 111 years, 89 days
7 Ruth Engstrom F 23 Sept 19022 Dec 2013 111 years, 70 days
Nanny Halvardsson F 2 July 1906Living

110 years, 356 days

8 Maria Eriksson F 28 Mar 190010 Jan 2011 110 years, 288 days
9 Jenny Karlsson F 17 Oct 189113 July 2002 110 years, 269 days
10 Teresia Lindahl F 10 June 18882 Mar 1999 110 years, 265 days
Alice Ostlund F 8 Dec 1906Living

110 years, 197 days

11 Ellen Johansson F 23 Jan 18876 July 1997 110 years, 164 days
12 Elin Karlsson F 21 Apr 190027 Sept 2010 110 years, 159 days
Marta Mattsson F 20 Sep 190618 Feb 2017 110 years, 151 days
13 Hanna Eriksson F 26 Feb 189126 June 2001 110 years, 120 days
14 Hulda Karlsson F 2 Feb 189822 Apr 2008 110 years, 80 days
Gulli Bergendahl F 10 Dec 19043 Feb 2015 110 years, 55 days
15 Hilda Grahn F 10 June 188824 June 1998 110 years, 14 days
Karin Larsson F 17 May 190424 May 2014 110 years, 7 days
Lydia Aslund F 14 Nov 190219 Nov 2012 110 years, 5 days


Swedish emigrant supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age County of birth Country
1 Esther Ecklund F 28 Oct 190112 Mar 2014 112 years, 135 days Jonkoping USA FlagUSA
Conrad Johnson M 19 Jan 190423 Dec 2014 110 years, 338 days Vastra Gotaland USA FlagUSA
Agnes Sultan F 15 Dec 18894 Sept 2000 110 years, 264 days Vasterbotten USA FlagUSA
Olga Nyman F 6 Apr 188615 Dec 1996 110 years, 253 days Vasternorrland CAN FlagCAN
Olga Johnson F 31 Aug 188931 Oct 1999 110 years, 61 days Ostergotland USA FlagUSA
2 Anna Silverdahl F 30 Apr 189124 May 2001 110 years, 24 days Jamtland USA FlagUSA
3 Gerda Morton F 11 Jan 189029 Jan 2000 110 years, 18 days Skane USA FlagUSA

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Sweden since 1975

      Deceased (validated) / under 110       Living (validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan County of death
 ?23 Feb 1975
Anna Matilda Johansson[1] F  ? –109 21 Nov 1865 – 23 Feb 1975
109 years, 94 days
Halland
23 Feb 197524 July 1975
(151 days)
Elin Johansson[2] F 108 24 Nov 1866 – 24 Jul 1975
108 years, 242 days
Vastra Gotaland
24 Jul 197514 Feb 1976
(205 days)
Selma Andersson[3] F 107–108 3 Dec 1867 – 14 Feb 1976
108 years, 73 days
Scania
14 Feb 197625 May 1977
(1 yr, 100 days)
Clara Hedwin F 107–108 16 Jan 1869 – 25 May 1977
108 years, 129 days
Vastra Gotaland
25 May 19771 May 1978
(341 days)
Anna Wetterhall F 106–107 11 Oct 1870 – 1 May 1978
107 years, 202 days
Smaland
1 May 19783 July 1978
(63 days)
Alfred Lagerstrom[4] F 107 23 Mar 1871 – 3 Jul 1978
107 years, 102 days
Stockholm
3 Jul 197825 July 1978
(22 days)
Anna Persson F 106 4 Aug 1871 – 25 Jul 1978
106 years, 355 days
Vasterbotten
25 Jul 197819 Sep 1979
(1 yr, 56 days)
Karl Ljungberg M 106–107 20 Dec 1871 – 19 Sep 1979
107 years, 273 days
Kalmar
25 Jul 197818 March 1981
(2 yrs, 236 days)
Carolina Nilsson[5] F 106–109 20 Dec 1871 – 18 Mar 1981
109 years, 88 days
Skane
18 Mar 198130 March 1982
(1 yr, 12 days)
Julia Karlsson F 108–109 11 Apr 1872 – 30 Mar 1982
109 years, 353 days
Vastra Gotaland
30 Mar 198221 Jan 1986
(3 yrs, 297 days)
Wilhelmine Sande F 107–111 24 Oct 1874 – 21 Jan 1986
111 years, 89 days
Stockholm
21 Jan 198625 June 1986
(155 days)
Hilda Pettersson F 108 13 Jan 1878 – 25 Jun 1986
108 years, 163 days
Vastmanland
25 Jun 198626 Aug 1986
(62 days)
Anna Andersson F 107 23 Jan 1879 – 26 Aug 1986
107 years, 215 days
Vastmanland
26 Aug 19862 Oct 1986
(37 days)
Gustava Vikstrom F 107 23 Apr 1879 – 2 Oct 1986
107 years, 162 days
Vasterbotten
2 Oct 198615 March 1987
(164 days)
Ida Johnson F 106–107 22 Oct 1879 – 15 Mar 1987
107 years, 144 days
Varmland
15 Mar 19877 Dec 1987
(267 days)
Elfrida Andersson F 106–107 26 Mar 1880 – 7 Dec 1987
107 years, 256 days
Varmland
7 Dec 198719 Jan 1989
(1 yr, 43 days)
Alma Klingvall F 107–108 23 Oct 1880 – 19 Jan 1989
108 years, 88 days
Gotland
19 Jan 198921 Oct 1990
(1 yr, 275 days)
Alfrida Engblom F 107–108 11 Nov 1881 – 21 Oct 1990
108 years, 344 days
Stockholm
21 Oct 19909 June 1994
(3 yrs, 231 days)
Hulda Johansson F 108–112 24 Feb 1882 – 9 June 1994
112 years, 105 days
Varmland
9 June 19947 Oct 1994
(120 days)
Ellen Andreasson F 109 18 Apr 1885 – 7 Oct 1994
109 years, 172 days
Blekinge
7 Oct 199420 Sept 1995
(348 days)
Hilma Rothman F 109 6 Oct 1885 – 20 Sept 1995
109 years, 349 days
Stockholm
20 Sep 19956 July 1997
(1 yr, 289 days)
Ellen Johansson F 108–110 23 Jan 1887 – 6 July 1997
110 years, 164 days
Skane
6 July 199727 Aug 1997
(52 days)
Clara Asberg F 109 26 Dec 1887 – 27 Aug 1997
109 years, 244 days
Vastra Gotaland
27 Aug 199724 June 1998
(301 days)
Hilda Grahn F 109–110 10 Jun 1888 – 24 Jun 1998
110 years, 14 days
Skane
27 Aug 19972 March 1999
(1 yr, 187 days)
Teresia Lindahl F 109–110 10 June 1888 – 2 Mar 1999
110 years, 265 days
Jonkoping
2 Mar 199920 Nov 2001
(2 yrs, 263 days)
Elsa Moberg F 109–112 30 Jun 1889 – 20 Nov 2001
112 years, 143 days
Stockholm
20 Nov 200113 July 2002
(235 days)
Jenny Karlsson F 110 17 Oct 1891 – 13 July 2002
110 years, 269 days
Vastmanland
13 July 200229 May 2003
(320 days)
Johanne Svensson F 110–111 24 Jan 1892 – 29 May 2003
111 years, 125 days
Skane
29 May 20036 Nov 2003
(161 days)
Anders Engberg M 110–111 1 July 1892 – 6 Nov 2003
111 years, 128 days
Halland
6 Nov 2003 13 July 2004
(250 days)
Elin Antonsson F 108–109 18 Jan 1895 – 13 July 2004
109 years, 177 days
Stockholm
13 July 200415 May 2008
(3 yrs, 307 days)
Astrid Zachrison F 109–113 15 May 1895 – 15 May 2008
113 years, 0 days
Jonkoping
15 May 200824 Aug 2009
(1 yr, 101 days)
Rut Mikaelsson F 108–109 16 Oct 1899 – 24 Aug 2009
109 years, 312 days
Vasterbotten
24 Aug 200910 Jan 2011
(1 yr, 139 days)
Maria Eriksson F 109–110 28 Mar 1900 – 10 Jan 2011
110 years, 288 days
Uppsala
10 Jan 201116 Oct 2011
(279 days)
Ester Johansson F 108–109 25 Mar 1902 – 16 Oct 2011
109 years, 211 days
Kronoberg
16 Oct 20112 Dec 2013
(2 yrs, 47 days)
Ruth Engstrom F 109–111 23 Sept 1902 – 2 Dec 2013
111 years, 70 days
Stockholm
2 Dec 20135 Feb 2014
(65 days)
Ellen Vestling [6] F 109 14 Feb 1904 – 5 Feb 2014
109 years, 356 days
Dalarna
5 Feb 201424 May 2014
(108 days)
Karin Larsson F 109–110 17 May 1904 – 24 May 2014
110 years, 7 days
Orebro
24 May 20143 Feb 2015
(255 days)
Gulli Bergendahl F 109–110 10 Dec 1904 – 3 Feb 2015
110 years, 55 days
Vastra Gotaland
3 Feb 20157 Oct 2015
(246 days)
Rut Emriksson F 109 30 Dec 1905 – 7 Oct 2015
109 years, 281 days
Kalmar
7 Oct 20155 May 2016
(211 days)
Ingeborg Damgren F 109 7 May 1906 – 5 May 2016
109 years, 364 days
Gavleborg
5 May 2016Present

1 years, 49 days

Nanny Halvardsson F 109–110* Born 2 July 1906

110 years, 356 days

Living in
Stockholm

Chronological list of the oldest living man in Sweden since 2006

      Under 110       Living

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan County of death
 ?20 Aug 2006
Josef Fahlqvist[7]  ? –106 9 Oct 1899 – 20 Aug 2006
106 years, 315 days
Vastra Gotaland
20 Aug 200625 March 2008
(1 yr, 218 days)
Bengt Helldal 106–108 14 Feb 1900 – 25 Mar 2008
108 years, 40 days
Halland
25 Mar 200829 May 2009
(1 yr, 65 days)
Herner Larsson[8] 106–107 21 Mar 1902 – 29 May 2009
107 years, 69 days
Halland
29 May 20098 Dec 2010
(1 yr, 193 days)
Nils Fritiof [9] 106–108 2 Nov 1902 – 8 Dec 2010
108 years, 36 days
Scania
8 Dec 201013 June 2012
(1 yr, 188 days)
Sven Hedberg 106–108 13 Dec 1903 – 13 Jun 2012
108 years, 183 days
Halland
13 Jun 20128 Dec 2014
(2 yrs, 178 days)
Erik Andersson 106–109 28 Oct 1905 – 8 Dec 2014
109 years, 42 days
Halland
8 Dec 20144 Feb 2015
(58 days)
Albert Andersson 107 29 Nov 1907 – 4 Feb 2015
107 years, 67 days
Vastra Gotaland
4 Feb 201527 March 2016
(1 yr, 52 days)
Tore Eriksson 106–108 5 Mar 1908 – 27 Mar 2016
108 years, 22 days
Vastra Gotaland
27 Mar 2016Present

1 years, 88 days

Carl Mattsson 108–109* Born 7 Mar 1908

109 years, 108 days

Living in
Vastra Gotaland

References

See also

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