Ellen Brandenborg
Ellen Brandenborg

Ellen Adelaide Brandenborg (née Rasmussen; born 7 January 1906) is a Danish supercentenarian who is currently unverified. She is, at age 114 years, 139 days, the oldest living person in Denmark since the death of Signe Hoejer on 18 March 2016 and since the death of Elisabet Ekenaes on 4 January 2017 the oldest living person in the Nordic region.


Ellen Adelaide Brandenborg was born in Skoerping, Nordjylland, Denmark, on 7 January 1906. She was called Adelaide as a child, named after her grandmother, who died in1904. 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 states that healthy food and joy of life is the recipe for a long life. Currently she lives in Stavtrup, Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark.


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