Helene Nilsen
Birth: 7 April 1901
Kragero, Telemark, Norway
Death: 31 October 2011
Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
Age: 110 years, 207 days
Country: NOR FlagNOR

Helene Andrea Nilsen (née Paulsen; 7 April 1901 – 31 October 2011) was a validated Norwegian supercentenarian.


Helene Andrea Paulsen was born in Kragero on 7 April 1901. She lost her mother at age 5 and her father remarried. When she was a teenager, she took care for her half-sister, while her father was at sea.

She married Arne Nielsen, a watchmaker, and moved with him and their daughter Aase in Rjukan. She worked in her husband's watchmaker and optician business.

Having lived for many years in Rjukan, the couple moved to Drammen in 1972. She remained there for the rest of her life

At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Norway, and became known as supercentenarian having completed 110 years of age in 2011.

Nilsen passed away on 31 October 2011, aged 110 years, 207 days, at Mountain residence and service in Drammen around by her family.[1]


Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Ellen Hoddo • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Hans Asegg • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegard • Klara Jorgensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oktedalen • Ragndid Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn OverboMarie AndersenPetra HogetveitGudrun Nymoen

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