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Felicitas Van Oudenhove
Felicitas Van Oudenhove
Felicitas van Oudenhove.
Birth: 6 December 1908
Ninove, East Flanders, Belgium
Death: 1 January 2019
Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
Age: 110 years, 26 days
Country: BelgiumBEL

Felicitas Van Oudenhove (6 December 1908 – 1 January 2019) was a Belgian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living person in Belgium behind Elisabeth De Proost.


Felicitas Van Oudenhove was born in Ninove on 6 December 1908. When she was 20 years old, she married Louis De Wilde, an agricultural engineer from Leuven. Together they left for the Congo in 1928. Her husband built a plantation there and was later active in higher agricultural education. The couple had 11 children together, of whom seven are alive. When their eldest son was ready for the university in 1946, the family came back to Belgium.

Van Oudenhove's husband died in 1990; she continued to live alone until she was aged 102. Then she decided to move into the Zonnehove residential care center in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Ghent.

At the time of her death, Van Oudenhove had 7 children, 33 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing Scrabble with extra large letters. She died on 1 January 2019 at the age of 110 years, 26 days.