Ella Ille Rentel
Ella Ille Rentel
Birth: 19 May 1852
Russian Empire (now Lithuania)
Death: 19 September 1962
North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Age: 110 years, 123 days
Country: LithuaniaLTUGermanyGER

Ella Ille Juliana Rentel (née Galinat) (Lithuanian birth name - Julijana Galinaicu) (19 May 1852 - 19 September 1962) was a validated Lithuanian-born German supercentenarian.


Rentel was born in the Russian Empire, in a part which is now Lithuania, on 19 May 1852. She is believed to have been the oldest person in Europe at the time of her death in North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany on 19 September 1962 at age 110 years, 123 days. Her age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group in 2009. She is one of the few validated supercentenarians who were born in the territory of present-day Lithuania.[1]

After her validation, she was considered to have been the oldest living person in the world in 1962; however, subsequent research has revealed that Ella Ille Rentel was one year younger than Mary Kelly who outlived her by more than two years.[2]


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