Janosne Kudasz
Janosne Kudasz
At the age of 108
Birth: 27 April 1902
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Death: c. 21 March 2013
Törökbálint, Hungary
Age: c. 110 years, 328 days
Country: HungaryHUN

Janosne Kudasz (née Ilona Ray, later adopted as Guba) [Hungarian: Kudász Jánosné Guba Ilona) (27 April 1902 – c. 21 March 2013) was a Hungarian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She was the oldest living person in Hungary since 2010, and probably the oldest person ever to die in Hungary. Her age was later surpassed by Janosne Belik and Veronika Zsilinszki.


Janosne was born on 27 April 1902 in Budapest to Erzsébet Ray, who was an unmarried woman with French ancestors. She left the infant in the hospital. Ilona was adopted, she had 4 older step-siblings. When she was 12, her real mother got married so Ilona was forced to go back to her, though she loved her step-parents and didn't want to leave them.

After an argument with her mother, she moved to one of her female colleagues. She met János Kudász at a dance party and married him in 1925. They had a daughter, Klára, who died in 2008. During WWII, the family survived because Ilona could speak Russian and was treated well by Soviet soldiers. She worked at many various places, including a pasta factory. She got widowed in 1975.

She moved to the town of Törökbálint in 1996. She had a grandchild, 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren – the first of them was born on her 99th birthday. She was very healthy in her centenarian years, she could read without glasses and she usually watched the news in the television. According to her, she lived to a long age because she mostly ate vegetables and pasta instead of meat. László Kövér, the then-president of Hungary visited her on her 110th birthday.

Kudasz died on circa 21 March 2013 at the age of c. 110 years, 328 days.


  • [1] balintinfo.hu (in Hungarian)
  • [2] demokrata.hu (in Hungarian)

Hungary's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria OrsosHenrik HavasiSandorne SarkoziIstvanne LadiJanosne AndoAntalne BangaIlka ZolnaiIstvanne Morocz • Jozsefne SzucsSandorne CsikiJanosne VargaGergely Andras MolnarLajosne Buzaky • Janosne SzentirmayFerencne KustosMargit AmbrusMatyasne KövesdiGyorgyne Toth • Janosne Kudasz • Rezso Gallai • Maria HoffnerJozsefne NagyMargit Dezsone KovacsJanosne BelikVeronika Zsilinszki

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