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Ellen Brandenborg
Ellen Brandenborg
Birth: 7 January 1906
Skoerping, Nordjylland, Denmark
Death: 22 July 2017
Stavtrup, Midtjylland, Denmark
Age: 111 years, 196 days
Country: DenmarkDEN

Ellen Brandenborg (née Rasmussen; 7 January 1906 – 22 July 2017) was a Danish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She was the oldest living person in Denmark following the death of Signe Hoejer on 18 March 2016, and subsequently became the oldest living person in the Nordic region following the death of Elisabet Ekenaes. Brandenborg also became the oldest person ever to live in Denmark on 2 May 2017, a record later surpassed by Karla Jensen.


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 as supercentenarian

She stated that healthy food and joy of life is the recipe for a long life.

Ellen Brandenborg died in Stavtrup, Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark on 22 July 2017 at the age of 111 years, 196 days.


Denmark's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Ane Sophie BoedtkerEllen K PetersenChristian BankeMads P KehletMaren HansenFrederikke Nielsen • Agnes Bruun • Sophie Madsen • Hans J Petersen • Marie Hansen • Andreas M Hansen • Ane Marie Johansen • Rasmine Rogersen • Johannes W Hansen • Birthe Marie Kjaer • Andrea Pedersen • Ane Sofie Petersen • Sine Madsen • Marie Petersen • Olga Hansen • Marie E Rasmussen • Anna M Moeller • Louise A Bramsen • Johannes Hansen • Ragnhild Linnet • Martha Joergensen • Maren Jensen • Niels Nielsen • Anne Matthiesen • Olga Kofoed • Kristiane Hasager • Karen Jespersen • Nikoline Vang • Kirsten Hoejrup • Mette Andersen • Johanne Holm • Kirsten Kjaer • Johanne Grann • Ane Cathrine Madsen • Jenny Kristensen • Karen Edland • Torkil Dressoe • Adelheid Nielsen • Magda Hedetoft • Thyra Kongsoe • Elly Karin Hansen • Else Lundblad • Ella Hansen • Else Jensen • Dora Jensen • Agnes Hansen • Agnes From Steenstrup • Marie Jensen • Signe Hoejer • Ellen BrandenborgKarla Lindholm JensenEllen SmithElse Rehling