This is a list of all known supercentenarians that were born and/or died in Sweden. The country has a long tradition of compulsory population registration that spans back to the 18th century.

Various types of documents that display a person's birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, household status and death, collectively assist gerontology researchers in the verification process of Swedish-born supercentenarians. As such, the reliability and completeness of Swedish data can be see as one of the highest in the world.

Since Sweden openly keeps track of the oldest living people in the form of a centralized national list, finding anonymous cases is rare. Also, the openness of the system minimizes, if not eliminates, the chances of retrospectively discovering new deceased cases from the past. The only exception to this is if a Swedish-born person died in another country.

As for the reverse, claimants who were born abroad but reside in/died in Sweden may be difficult to verify, depending on the documentation system of their birth nation.

As of 24 October 2020, 15 of them (+3 emigrants) have been validated by GRG. 2 people (+1 emigrant) are pending as of 15 March 2015.

There are 9 additional cases (+3 emigrants) which have not been reviewed/processed by GRG yet. This category is referred to as ”unvalidated”.

See also: List of oldest living people in Sweden

Swedish supercentenarians

      Deceased (validated)       Living       Pending       Unvalidated

County of
Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age death
1 Astrid Zachrison F 15 May 1895 15 May 2008 113 years, 0 days Jonkoping
2 Elsa Moberg F 30 Jun 1889 20 Nov 2001 112 years, 143 days Stockholm
3 Hulda Johansson F 24 Feb 1882 9 June 1994 112 years, 105 days Varmland
Carl Mattsson M 7 Mar 1908 24 July 2019 111 years, 139 days Vastra Gotaland
4 Anders Engberg M 1 July 1892 6 Nov 2003 111 years, 128 days Halland
5 Johanne Svensson (b.DenmarkDEN) F 24 Jan 1892 29 May 2003 111 years, 125 days Scania
Alice Ostlund F 8 Dec 1906 28 Mar 2018 111 years, 110 days Vastra Gotaland
6 Wilhelmine Sande (b.NorwayNOR) F 24 Oct 1874 21 Jan 1986 111 years, 89 days Stockholm
7 Ruth Engstrom F 23 Sep 1902 2 Dec 2013 111 years, 70 days Stockholm
Nanny Halvardsson F 2 July 1906 26 May 2017 110 years, 328 days Stockholm
8 Maria Eriksson F 28 Mar 1900 10 Jan 2011 110 years, 288 days Uppsala
9 Jenny Karlsson F 17 Oct 1891 13 July 2002 110 years, 269 days Vastmanland
10 Teresia Lindahl F 10 Jun 1888 2 Mar 1999 110 years, 265 days Jonkoping
Flarid Lagerlund F 8 Feb 1910 Living 110 years, 258 days Stockholm
Signe Lundqvist F 9 Feb 1910 Living 110 years, 257 days Uppsala
Elvira Larsson F 27 July 1908 16 Jan 2019 110 years, 173 days Gavleborg
11 Ellen Johansson F 23 Jan 1887 6 July 1997 110 years, 164 days Scania
12 Elin Karlsson F 21 Apr 1900 27 Sep 2010 110 years, 159 days Vastra Gotaland
Marta Mattsson F 20 Sep 1906 18 Feb 2017 110 years, 151 days Vasternorrland
13 Hanna Eriksson F 26 Feb 1891 26 Jun 2001 110 years, 120 days Dalarna
14 Hulda Carlsson F 2 Feb 1898 22 Apr 2008 110 years, 80 days Vastra Gotaland
Hertha Akerlind F 28 Apr 1908 10 July 2018 110 years, 73 days Stockholm
Gulli Bergendahl F 10 Dec 1904 3 Feb 2015 110 years, 55 days Vastra Gotaland
15 Hilda Grahn F 10 Jun 1888 24 Jun 1998 110 years, 14 days Scania
Karin Larsson F 17 May 1904 24 May 2014 110 years, 7 days Orebro
Lydia Aslund F 14 Nov 1902 19 Nov 2012 110 years, 5 days Stockholm

Swedish emigrant supercentenarians

Place of
Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age birth death
1 Esther Ecklund F 28 Oct 1901 12 Mar 2014 112 years, 135 days Jonkoping United StatesUSA
Conrad Johnson M 19 Jan 1904 23 Dec 2014 110 years, 338 days Vastra Gotaland United StatesUSA
Agnes Sultan F 15 Dec 1889 4 Sept 2000 110 years, 264 days Vasterbotten United StatesUSA
Olga Nyman F 6 Apr 1886 15 Dec 1996 110 years, 253 days Vasternorrland CanadaCAN
Olga Johnson F 31 Aug 1889 31 Oct 1999 110 years, 61 days Ostergotland United StatesUSA
2 Anna Silverdahl F 30 Apr 1891 24 May 2001 110 years, 24 days Jamtland United StatesUSA
3 Gerda Morton F 11 Jan 1890 29 Jan 2000 110 years, 18 days Scania United StatesUSA

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Sweden since 1975

      Deceased (validated) / Under 110       Living (validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan County
of death
Before 1975 23 Feb 1975
Anna Matilda Johansson [1] F ? –109 21 Nov 1865 – 23 Feb 1975
109 years, 94 days
Halland
23 Feb 1975 25 May 1977
(2 yrs, 91 days)
Clara Hedwin F 106–108 16 Jan 1869 – 25 May 1977
108 years, 129 days
Vastra Gotaland
25 May 1977 1 May 1978
(341 days)
Anna Wetterhall F 106–107 11 Oct 1870 – 1 May 1978
107 years, 202 days
Smaland
1 May 1978 3 July 1978
(63 days)
Alfred Lagerstroem M 107 23 Mar 1871 – 3 July 1978
107 years, 102 days [2]
Stockholm
3 July 1978 25 July 1978
(22 days)
Anna Persson F 106 4 Aug 1871 – 25 July 1978
106 years, 355 days
Vasterbotten
25 July
1978
19 Sept 1979
(1 yr, 56 days)
Karl Ljungberg M 106–107 20 Dec 1871 – 19 Sep 1979
107 years, 273 days
Kalmar
18 Mar 1981
(2 yrs, 236 days)
Carolina Nilsson [3] F 106–109 20 Dec 1871 – 18 Mar 1981
109 years, 88 days
Scania
18 Mar 1981 30 Mar 1982
(1 yr, 12 days)
Julia Karlsson F 108–109 11 Apr 1872 – 30 Mar 1982
109 years, 353 days
Vastra Gotaland
30 Mar 1982 21 Jan 1986
(3 yrs, 297 days)
Wilhelmine Sande F 107–111 24 Oct 1874 – 21 Jan 1986
111 years, 89 days
Stockholm
21 Jan 1986 25 June 1986
(155 days)
Hilda Pettersson F 108 13 Jan 1878 – 25 Jun 1986
108 years, 163 days
Vastmanland
25 Jun 1986 26 Aug 1986
(62 days)
Anna Andersson F 107 23 Jan 1879 – 26 Aug 1986
107 years, 215 days
Vastmanland
26 Aug 1986 2 Oct 1986
(37 days)
Gustava Vikstrom F 107 23 Apr 1879 – 2 Oct 1986
107 years, 162 days
Vasterbotten
2 Oct 1986 15 March 1987
(164 days)
Ida Johnson F 106–107 22 Oct 1879 – 15 Mar 1987
107 years, 144 days
Varmland
15 Mar 1987 7 Dec 1987
(267 days)
Elfrida Andersson F 106–107 26 Mar 1880 – 7 Dec 1987
107 years, 256 days
Varmland
7 Dec 1987 19 Jan 1989
(1 yr, 43 days)
Alma Klingvall F 107–108 23 Oct 1880 – 19 Jan 1989
108 years, 88 days
Gotland
19 Jan 1989 21 Oct 1990
(1 yr, 275 days)
Alfrida Engblom F 107–108 11 Nov 1881 – 21 Oct 1990
108 years, 344 days
Stockholm
21 Oct 1990 9 June 1994
(3 yrs, 231 days)
Hulda Johansson F 108–112 24 Feb 1882 – 9 June 1994
112 years, 105 days
Varmland
9 June 1994 7 Oct 1994
(120 days)
Ellen Andreasson F 109 18 Apr 1885 – 7 Oct 1994
109 years, 172 days
Blekinge
7 Oct 1994 20 Sept 1995
(348 days)
Hilma Rothman F 109 6 Oct 1885 – 20 Sept 1995
109 years, 349 days
Stockholm
20 Sep 1995 6 July 1997
(1 yr, 289 days)
Ellen Johansson F 108–110 23 Jan 1887 – 6 July 1997
110 years, 164 days
Scania
6 July 1997 27 Aug 1997
(52 days)
Clara Asberg F 109 26 Dec 1887 – 27 Aug 1997
109 years, 244 days
Vastra Gotaland
27 Aug
1997
24 June 1998
(301 days)
Hilda Grahn F 109–110 10 Jun 1888 – 24 Jun 1998
110 years, 14 days
Scania
2 Mar 1999
(1 yr, 187 days)
Teresia Lindahl F 109–110 10 June 1888 – 2 Mar 1999
110 years, 265 days
Jonkoping
2 Mar 1999 20 Nov 2001
(2 yrs, 263 days)
Elsa Moberg F 109–112 30 Jun 1889 – 20 Nov 2001
112 years, 143 days
Stockholm
20 Nov 2001 13 July 2002
(235 days)
Jenny Karlsson F 110 17 Oct 1891 – 13 July 2002
110 years, 269 days
Vastmanland
13 July 2002 29 May 2003
(320 days)
Johanne Svensson F 110–111 24 Jan 1892 – 29 May 2003
111 years, 125 days
Scania
29 May 2003 6 Nov 2003
(161 days)
Anders Engberg M 110–111 1 July 1892 – 6 Nov 2003
111 years, 128 days
Halland
6 Nov 2003 13 July 2004
(250 days)
Elin Antonsson F 108–109 18 Jan 1895 – 13 July 2004
109 years, 177 days
Stockholm
13 July 2004 15 May 2008
(3 yrs, 307 days)
Astrid Zachrison F 109–113 15 May 1895 – 15 May 2008
113 years, 0 days
Jonkoping
15 May 2008 24 Aug 2009
(1 yr, 101 days)
Rut Mikaelsson F 108–109 16 Oct 1899 – 24 Aug 2009
109 years, 312 days
Vasterbotten
24 Aug 2009 10 Jan 2011
(1 yr, 139 days)
Maria Eriksson F 109–110 28 Mar 1900 – 10 Jan 2011
110 years, 288 days
Uppsala
10 Jan 2011 16 Oct 2011
(279 days)
Ester Johansson F 108–109 25 Mar 1902 – 16 Oct 2011
109 years, 211 days
Kronoberg
16 Oct 2011 2 Dec 2013
(2 yrs, 47 days)
Ruth Engstrom F 109–111 23 Sept 1902 – 2 Dec 2013
111 years, 70 days
Stockholm
2 Dec 2013 5 Feb 2014
(65 days)
Ellen Vestling [4] F 109 14 Feb 1904 – 5 Feb 2014
109 years, 356 days
Dalarna
5 Feb 2014 24 May 2014
(108 days)
Karin Larsson F 109–110 17 May 1904 – 24 May 2014
110 years, 7 days
Orebro
24 May 2014 3 Feb 2015
(255 days)
Gulli Bergendahl [5] F 109–110 10 Dec 1904 – 3 Feb 2015
110 years, 55 days
Vastra Gotaland
3 Feb 2015 7 Oct 2015
(246 days)
Rut Emriksson F 109 30 Dec 1905 – 7 Oct 2015
109 years, 281 days
Kalmar
7 Oct 2015 5 May 2016
(211 days)
Ingeborg Damgren F 109 7 May 1906 – 5 May 2016
109 years, 364 days
Gavleborg
5 May 2016 26 May 2017
(1 yr, 21 days)
Nanny Halvardsson F 109–110 2 July 1906 – 26 May 2017
110 years, 328 days
Stockholm
26 May 2017 28 Mar 2018
(306 days)
Alice Ostlund F 110–111 8 Dec 1906 – 28 Mar 2018
111 years, 110 days
Vastra Gotaland
28 Mar 2018 24 July 2019
(1 yr, 118 days)
Carl Mattsson M 110–111 7 Mar 1908 – 24 July 2019
111 years, 139 days
Vastra Gotaland
24 July 2019 Present
1 years, 92 days
Flarid Lagerlund F 109–110* Born 8 Feb 1910
110 years, 258 days
Living in
Stockholm

Chronological list of the oldest living man in Sweden since 1999

      Deceased (Validated) / Under 110       Living       Unvalidated

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan County
of death
Before 1999 25 Oct 1999
Nils Elowsson ? –109 23 Oct 1890 – 25 Oct 1999
109 years, 2 days
Scania
25 Oct 1999 6 Aug 2001
(1 yr, 285 days)
Nils Sundberg 107–109 23 Mar 1892 – 6 Aug 2001
109 years, 136 days
Vastra Gotaland
6 Aug 2001 6 Nov 2003
(2 yrs, 92 days)
Anders Engberg 109–111 1 July 1892 – 6 Nov 2003
111 years, 128 days
Halland
6 Nov 2003 16 June 2004
(223 days)
John Mikus [6] 107 13 Aug 1896 – 16 June 2004
107 years, 308 days
Scania
? 20 Aug 2006
Josef Fahlqvist [7] ? –106 9 Oct 1899 – 20 Aug 2006
106 years, 315 days
Vastra Gotaland
20 Aug 2006 25 Mar 2008
(1 yr, 218 days)
Bengt Helldal 106–108 14 Feb 1900 – 25 Mar 2008
108 years, 40 days
Halland
25 Mar 2008 29 May 2009
(1 yr, 65 days)
Herner Larsson [8] 106–107 21 Mar 1902 – 29 May 2009
107 years, 69 days
Halland
29 May 2009 8 Dec 2010
(1 yr, 193 days)
Nils Fritiof [9] 106–108 2 Nov 1902 – 8 Dec 2010
108 years, 36 days
Scania
8 Dec 2010 13 June 2012
(1 yr, 188 days)
Sven Hedberg 106–108 13 Dec 1903 – 13 June 2012
108 years, 183 days
Halland
13 June 2012 8 Dec 2014
(2 yrs, 178 days)
Erik Andersson 106–109 28 Oct 1905 – 8 Dec 2014
109 years, 42 days
Halland
8 Dec 2014 4 Feb 2015
(58 days)
Albert Andersson 107 29 Nov 1907 – 4 Feb 2015
107 years, 67 days
Vastra Gotaland
4 Feb 2015 27 Mar 2016
(1 yr, 52 days)
Tore Eriksson 106–108 5 Mar 1908 – 27 Mar 2016
108 years, 22 days
Vastra Gotaland
27 Mar 2016 24 July 2019
(3 yrs, 119 days)
Carl Mattsson 108–111 7 Mar 1908 – 24 July 2019
111 years, 139 days
Vastra Gotaland
24 July 2019 18 Sept 2019
(56 days)
Ernst Blixt 106 8 May 1913 – 18 Sept 2019
106 years, 133 days
Norrbotten
18 Sep 2019 Present
1 years, 36 days
Goesta Vestlund 106–107* Born 15 June 1913
107 years, 131 days
Living in
Stockholm

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