Live Larsdatter
Live Larsdatter

6 August 1575?
Kastrup, Copenhagen, Denmark


9 July 1698
Copenhagen, Denmark


122 years, 337 days?



Longevity claimant

Live Larsdatter (6 August 1575? – 9 July 1698) was a Danish longevity claimant who claimed to be the oldest person in the world when she died.


Live Larsdatter was born in Kastrup, Copenhagen, Denmark on 6 August 1575. Apparently, she was a pharmacist and lived and worked in the house of Sophie Brahe, the sister of the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom she would do chemical work.

Later in her life, she received support from the king and in 1691, Dutchman Pieter van der Hulst made a portrait of her by the king's expanse (as of today, the portret is currently located at Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark). Live Larsdatter passed away on 9 July 1698 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

On the portrait, a 'baptism record' from 1575 supports her claim and if her age really is believed to be true, she would have died at the age of 122 years, 337 days, making her the oldest woman and person in the world ever (she became 173 days older than the current officialy validated oldest person ever, Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment).


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