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Karamfila Stoyanova
Karamfila Stoyanova
Birth: 4 September 1903?
Frolosh, Kyustendil Province, Principality of Bulgaria
Death: c. 28 May 2014
Nikolovo, Ruse Province, Bulgaria
Age: 110 years, c. 266 days
Country: BulgariaBUL

Karamfila Stoyanova (Bulgarian: Карамфила Стоянова; 4 September 1903? – c. 28 May 2014) was a Bulgarian supercentenarian whose claim is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Early life

Karamfila claimed to have been born in the village of Frolosh, Kyustendil Province, Principality of Bulgaria (present-day Bulgaria) on 4 September 1903. Some of her brothers and sisters lived to be more than 90. She had six children - three sons and three daughters.

Later life

In the 1943, the family moved close to the Danube River where she raised her children and worked in the field. In the 1950s, she suffered from tuberculosis. In 1966, her son Ivan bought the house in the village of Nikolovo, Ruse Province and invited his mother to live there. She was pasturing the lambs until the age of 102.

She lived in the village of Nikolovo, Ruse Province with her son, Ivan, and daughter-in-law, Margarita. In 2012, she had 95-years-old sister. Karamfila was able to read without glasses. At the end of her life, she had 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Karamfila died on circa 28 May 2014 at the age of 110 years, c. 266 days.