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Marie Bernatkova
Bernatkova
Birth: 22 October 1857
Celadna, Austrian Empire
(present-day Czech Republic)
Death: 4 May 1969
Zasova, Czechoslovakia
(present-day Czech Republic)
Age: 111 years, 194 days
Country: CZE FlagCZE
Validated
Marie Bernatkova [Czech: Bernátková] (née Macurová)
(22 October 1857 – 4 May 1969) was a validated Czech supercentenarian best known as the Guinness Oldest Living Person titleholder (1968-1969). She was also the Czech longevity holder for several decades.

Biography

Marie Bernátková was born on 22 October 1857 in Celadna (present-day Frydek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region) in the Austrian Empire (although the GRG refers to her birthplace as Prague).

Bernatkova lived most of her life in the village of Horní Bečva. In her adulthood, she worked in forests of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids. She gave birth to nine children during her life.

As a centenarian, she moved to a home for the eldery in Zasova. She became the oldest living person in Czechoslovakia aged 109 upon the death of Jozsef Szuchar on 11 August 1967.

Bernatkova died on 4 May 1969 in Zašová, Vsetín District, Czechoslovakia (present-day Zlín Region, Czech Republic) at the age of 111 years, 194 days. At the time of her death, she was the world's oldest validated living person. As of today, she is the oldest person ever who was born and died in the (current) Czech Republic.

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World's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • William Fullingim • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Mathew Beard • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet BrownNabi Tajima • Chiyo MiyakoKane Tanaka


World's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • Yoshigiku Ito • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Julie Winnefred Bertrand • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet Brown • Nabi Tajima • Chiyo MiyakoKane Tanaka

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