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Oldest Notable People Ever

Below is a list of the 100 oldest ever people who are notable for reasons other than their own longevity.

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Nationality Reason for notability
1 Leila Denmark F 1 Feb 1898 1 Apr 2012 114 years 60 days American Paediatrician, author, scientist
2 Alphaeus Philemon Cole M 12 Jul 1876 25 Nov 1988 112 years 136 days American Artist, engraver, and etcher
3 Theresa Bernstein F 1 Mar 1890 13 Feb 2002 111 years 349 days Polish-American Artist, painter, and writer
4 Katherine Plunket F 22 Nov 1820 14 Oct 1932 111 years 327 days Irish aristocrat and botanical illustrator
5 Maria Pogonowska F 30 Oct 1897 15 Jul 2009 111 years 258 days Polish-Israeli Physicist
6 Juliana Koo

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F 26 Sep 1905 24 May 2017 111 years 240 days Chinese-American Diplomat
7 Herman Smith-Johannsen M 15 Jun 1875 5 Jan 1987 111 years 204 days Norwegian-Canadian Cross-country skier
8 Frederica Sagor Maas F 6 Jul 1900 5 Jan 2012 111 years 183 days American Screenwriter, playwright, and essayist
9 Alexander Imich M 4 Feb 1903 8 Jun 2014 111 years 124 days Polish-American Parapsychologist
10 Manolita Pina-Torres F 24 Feb 1883 11 Jun 1994 111 years 107 days Spanish-Uruguayan Painter
11 Zhou Youguang

[2]

M 13 Jan 1906 14 Jan 2017 111 years 1 day Chinese Linguist
12 Leopold Vietoris M 4 Jun 1891 9 Apr 2002 110 years 309 days Austrian Mathematician
13 Zoltan Sarosy

[3]

M 23 Aug 1906 19 Jun 2017 110 years, 300 days Hungarian-Canadian Chess master
14 Galo Leoz-Ortin M 22 Apr 1879 23 Jan 1990 110 years 276 days Spanish Doctor
15 Laura Scales F 13 Nov 1879 12 Jun 1990 110 years 211 days American College dean and educator
16 Carla Porta Musa F 15 Mar 1902 10 Oct 2012 110 years 209 days Italian Essayist and poet
17 Qin Hanzhang

[4]

M 19 Feb 1908 Living

110 years, 269 days

Chinese Engineer and scientist
18 Alice Herz-Sommer F 26 Nov 1903 23 Feb 2014 110 years 89 days Czech-British Pianist and Holocaust survivor
19 Abby Milton F 6 Feb 1881 2 May 1991 110 years 85 days American Woman suffrage leader 
20 Zheng Ji M 6 May 1900 29 Jul 2010 110 years 84 days Chinese Nutritionist and biochemist
21 Jane Ising F 2 Feb 1902 2 Feb 2012 110 years 0 days German-American Economist
22 Cecilia Seghizzi

[5]

F 5 Sep 1908 Living

110 years, 71 days

Italian Painter and composer
23 Helen Reichert F 11 Nov 1901 25 Sep 2011 109 years 318 days American Talk show personality and professor
24 Juan Carlos Caballero Vega M 24 Jun 1900 30 Mar 2010 109 years 279 days Mexican Revolutionary
25 Ruth Hamilton F 21 Apr 1898 18 Jan 2008 109 years 271 days American Radio host and politician
26 Helli Stehle

[6]

F 6 Dec 1907 27 Aug 2017 109 years 264 days Swiss Actress and radio presenter
27 Sarah Louise Delany F 19 Sep 1889 25 Jan 1999 109 years 128 days American Author and civil rights pioneer
28 Ruth Bancroft

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F 2 Sep 1908 26 Nov 2017 109 years, 85 days American Landscape and garden designer
29 Irving Kahn M 19 Dec 1905 24 Feb 2015 109 years 67 days American Financial analyst
30 Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 23 Jul 2016 109 years 57 days Norwegian Businessman
31 Nils Elowsson M 23 Oct 1890 27 Oct 1999 109 years 4 days Swedish  Journalist and politician
32 Mary McCarthy Gomez Cueto F 27 Apr 1900 3 Apr 2009 108 years 341 days Canadian-Cuban Popular figure
33 Shimetaro Hara M 4 Oct 1882 18 Jun 1991 108 years 257 days Japanese  Physician
34 John Morton-Finney M 25 Jun 1889 28 Jan 1998 108 years 217 days American  Civil rights activist and lawyer
35 Gordon S. Fahrni M 13 Apr 1887 3 Nov 1995 108 years 204 days Canadian Physician and expert on goitre
36 Madame Simone F 3 Apr 1877 17 Oct 1985 108 years 197 days French Actress and writer
37 Carmen Martínez Sierra F 3 May 1904 6 Nov 2012 108 years 186 days Spanish Actress
38 Giorgos Katsaros M 20 Dec 1888 22 Jun 1997 108 years 184 days Greek-American Composer, singer and lyricist
39 William F. Cotton M 23 Oct 1897 23 Apr 2006 108 years 182 days American Businessman
40 Hugues Cuénod M 26 Jun 1902 6 Dec 2010 108 years 163 days Swiss Tenor
41 Waldemar Levy Cardoso M 4 Dec 1900 13 May 2009 108 years 160 days Brazilian Field marshal
42 Gladys O'Connor F 28 Nov 1903 21 Feb 2012 108 years 85 days British-Canadian Actress
43 Leo Ornstein M 2 Dec 1893 24 Feb 2002 108 years 84 days American Pianist and composer
44 Nicholas Salamis M 13 Aug 1897 15 Oct 2005 108 years 63 days Greek-Canadian Priest and popular figure
45 Hetty Bower F 28 Sep 1905 12 Nov 2013 108 years 45 days British Political activist
46 Anton Jakobsen M 13 Dec 1874 26 Jan 1983 108 years 44 days Norwegian Politician
47 Herbert Nootbaar M 8 Nov 1908 18 Dec 2016 108 years 40 days American Businessman and philanthropist
48 Ruthie Tompson

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F 22 Jul 1910 Living

108 years, 116 days

American Animator and artist
49 Marjory Douglas F 7 Apr 1890 14 May 1998 108 years 37 days American Conservationist and writer
50 Johannes Heesters M 5 Dec 1903 24 Dec 2011 108 years 19 days Dutch Actor
51 Boris Yefimov M 28 Sep 1900 1 Oct 2008 108 years 3 days Russian Cartoonist
52 Georges Loinger[9] M 29 Aug 1910 Living

108 years, 78 days

French Resistance fighter
53 Irma Rapuzzi[10] F 12 Apr 1910 3 Apr 2018 107 years 356 days French Politician
54 Rosa Rio F 2 Jun 1902 13 May 2010 107 years 345 days American Organist
55 Constance Applebee F 24 Feb 1873 26 Jan 1981 107 years 336 days American Field hockey player
56 Gillo Dorfles[11] M 12 Apr 1910 2 Mar 2018 107 years, 324 days Italian Art critic, painter and philosopher
57 Yang Jingnian M 17 Oct 1908 4 Sep 2016 107 years 322 days Chinese Economist and translator
58 Hiragushi Denchu M 23 Feb 1872 30 Dec 1979 107 years 310 days Japanese Sculptor
59 Elder Roma Wilson [12] M 22 Dec 1910 25 Oct 2018 107 years, 307 days American American gospel harmonicist
60 Gerard Helders M 9 Mar 1905 6 Jan 2013 107 years 303 days Dutch Politician
61 Barys Kit

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M 6 Apr 1910 1 Feb 2018 107 years, 301 days Belarusian Scientist
62 Elisabeth Keers-Laseur F 8 Mar 1890 18 Dec 1997 107 years 285 days Dutch Political activist
63 Albert Hamilton Gordon M 21 Jul 1901 1 May 2009 107 years 284 days American Businessman
64 Leopold Engleitner M 23 Jul 1905 21 Apr 2013 107 years 272 days Austrian Holocaust survivor and educator
65 Emmanuel Kriaras M 28 Nov 1906 22 Aug 2014 107 years 267 days Greek Lexicographer and philologist
66 Abdul Rashid Khan M 19 Aug 1908 18 Feb 2016 107 years 264 days Indian Musician
67 Gerda Ring F 11 May 1891 21 Jan 1999 107 years 255 days Norwegian Stage actress and producer
68 Rosa Bouglione[14] F 21 Dec 1910 26 Aug 2018 107 years, 249 days French Circus preformer
69 George Abbott M 25 Jun 1887 31 Jan 1995 107 years 220 days American Theatre producer
70 Nellie May Naylor F 20 Mar 1885 5 Oct 1992 107 years 199 days American Professor of chemistry
71 Walton Brooks McDaniel M 4 Mar 1871 16 Sep 1978 107 years 196 days American Classical scholar
72 Sergey Nikolsky M 30 Apr 1905 9 Nov 2012 107 years 193 days Russian Mathematician
73 Yoshiyuki Aguri F 10 Jul 1907 5 Jan 2015 107 years 179 days Japanese Model and beautician
74 Dorothy C. Stratton F 24 Mar 1899 17 Sep 2006 107 years 177 days American Director of the SPARS
Ume Watanabe F 23 Mar 1907 16 Sep 2014 107 years 177 days Japanese Artist
76 Friedrich von Rauchhaupt M 13 Aug 1881 28 Jan 1989 107 years 168 days German Jurist
77 Roy Neuberger M 21 Jul 1903 24 Dec 2010 107 years 156 days American Financier
78 Jack Weil M 28 Mar 1901 13 Aug 2008 107 years 138 days American Founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear
79 Mien Schopman-Klaver[15] F 26 Feb 1911 10 Jul 2018 107 years 134 days Dutch Oldest Olympian ever
80 Red Hoff M 8 May 1891 17 Sep 1998 107 years 132 days American Baseball player
81 Jenny Humbert-Droz F 27 Aug 1892 4 Jan 2000 107 years 130 days Swiss Politician and feminist
82 Paula Karpinski F 6 Nov 1897 8 Mar 2005 107 years 122 days German Politician
83 Kyozan Joshu Sasaki M 1 Apr 1907 27 Jul 2014 107 years 117 days Japanese Rinzai Zen teacher
84 Ernst Stahel M 11 Mar 1895 27 Jun 2003 107 years 108 days Swiss Physicist
85 Roy Douglas M 12 Dec 1907 23 Mar 2015 107 years 101 days British Composer
86 Isabel Rosado F 5 Nov 1907 13 Jan 2015 107 years 69 days Puerto Rican Educator, social worker and activist
87 Johan van Hulst[16] M 28 Jan 1911 22 Mar 2018 107 years 53 days Dutch Politican
88 Chen Hansheng M 5 Feb 1897 13 Mar 2004 107 years 37 days Chinese Sociologist and economist
89 Orin Tugman M 26 May 1880 30 Jun 1987 107 years 35 days American Physicist
90 Martin Cokl M 12 Oct 1907 13 Nov 2014 107 years 32 days Slovenian Forestry engineer and professor
91 Bertha Klingberg F 21 Oct 1898 7 Nov 2005 107 years 17 days German Florist
92 Black Mike Winage M 14 Mar 1870 15 Mar 1977 107 years 1 day Serbian-Canadian Miner and popular figure
93 Doris Lockness

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F 2 Feb 1910 30 Jan 2017 106 years 362 days American Aviator
94 Walter Walsh M 4 May 1907 29 Apr 2014 106 years 360 days American FBI agent and sport shooter
95 Renee Simonot[18] F 10 Sep 1911 Living

107 years, 66 days

French Actress
96 Edward Fenlon M 7 Oct 1903 19 Sep 2010 106 years 347 days American Politician
97 Izabella Zielinska

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F 10 Dec 1910 20 Nov 2017 106 years, 345 days Polish Pianist
98 Mike Dalton M 5 May 1902 6 Apr 2009 106 years 336 days Canadian Military chaplain
99 Richard Perlia M 6 Apr 1905 14 Feb 2012 106 years 314 days German Test pilot, editor and photographer
100 Eileen Whelan[20] F 30 Oct 1911 Living

107 years, 16 days

English Cricketer

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