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Hertha Akerlind
Birth: 28 April 1908
Death: 10 July 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
Age: 110 years, 73 days
Country: SwedenSWE

Hertha Elisabeth Akerlind [Swedish: Åkerlind] (née Schillander; 28 April 1908 – 10 July 2018) was a Swedish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of death, she was the oldest living woman and the second-oldest living person in Sweden, behind Carl Mattsson.


Hertha Elisabeth was born on 28 April 1908 as one of three daughters of Bernhard and Jenny Schillander. She lived in Stockholm since she was a young girl and participated in various cultural activities, like going to the national theater. When she was 28, she met the man who later became her husband. They built a house in one of the southern suburbs of Stockholm where their two daughters were born and raised. She worked at Sveriges Riksbank (the equivalent to the US Federal Reserve) until she retired.

Hertha lived in that house until she was 101 years old. After that she moved in to a nursing home where she spent the rest of her life. At her passing, her family consisted of five generations (she had great-great-grandchildren).

Hertha passed away on 10 July 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden at the age of 110 years, 73 days.