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Marianna Mroz [Polish: Marianna Mróz] (18 September 1903 - 14 May 2013) was a Polish centenarian who was the oldest recognized living person in Poland.

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109-year old Marianna Mroz was a resident in a care home in Marszalki [Polish: Marszałki], Greater Poland Voivodeship. She never married. She was raised by countess Helena von Bismarck-Bohlen, who was the wife of first German cancellor Otto von Bismarck. Marianna Mroz was born in 1903. As 5 year old girl she went to the orphanage, which was founded in Marszalki by the countess. In 1918, after the independence of Poland was restored, Helena von Bismarck-Bohlen emigrated to Berlin and took 15 year old Marianna with her.  However, as an adult person Marianna Mroz returned to her home village of Marszalki. In 1990, she became resident of the same Marszalki care home. In 2010, when questioned what was her longevity secret, Ms. Mroz mentioned not eating too much and including fruits and vegetables in diet with little amount of meat. In 2013, shortly prior to her death, she became the oldest living person in Poland.

Ms. Marianna Mroz has always been very interested in politics. In 2010, at age 106, she voted in the 2010 Presidential election. In 2011, at age 108, she voted again - this time in the 2011 Parliamentiary election. During both elections, she was the older voter in the country. She would later say, "I voted for Poland."

Marianna Mroz was the oldest living person in Poland for 13 days since the death of Józefa Stanisława Szyda of Lodz on 1 May 2013 until her own death on 14 May 2013.

Marianna Mroz set the longevity record of Greater Poland Voivodeship which lasted for two years until it was surpassed by Jadwiga Mlynek in 2015.


Poland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jadwiga Zolotucho • Anna Klim • Franciszek KarwowskiMarianna Smolarczyk • Ludwika Kosztyla • Michalina Wasilewska • Wanda Wierzchleyska • Marianna Misiewicz • Jozefa KarczewskaJozefa Stanislawa Szyda • Marianna Mroz • Aleksandra Dranka • Jozefa Bak • Ludwika Wasowicz • Jadwiga Mlynek • Jadwiga SzubartowiczTekla Juniewicz