Oldest Notable People Ever

Below is a list of the 100 oldest ever people who are notable for reasons other than their own longevity.


      Validated (deceased)/under 110       Validated (living)       Validated (disputable)       Pending       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Country Reason for Notability
1 Leila Denmark F 1 Feb 1898 1 Apr 2012 114 years 60 days United StatesUSA Paediatrician, author, scientist
2 Alphaeus Philemon Cole M 12 Jul 1876 25 Nov 1988 112 years 136 days United StatesUSA Artist, engraver, and etcher
3 Theresa Bernstein F 1 Mar 1890 13 Feb 2002 111 years 349 days PolandPOL United StatesUSA Artist, painter, and writer
4 Katherine Plunket F 22 Nov 1820 14 Oct 1932 111 years 327 days Ireland IRL aristocrat and botanical illustrator
5 Maria Pogonowska F 30 Oct 1897 15 Jul 2009 111 years 258 days PolandPOL Israel ISR Physicist
6 Juliana Koo

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F 26 Sep 1905 24 May 2017 111 years 240 days ChinaCHN United StatesUSA Diplomat
7 Herman Smith-Johannsen M 15 Jun 1875 5 Jan 1987 111 years 204 days NorwayNOR CanadaCAN Cross country skier
8 Frederica Sagor Maas F 6 Jul 1900 5 Jan 2012 111 years 183 days United StatesUSA Screenwriter, playwright, and essayist
9 Qin Hanzhang

[2]

M 19 Feb 1908 15 Aug 2019 111 years, 177 days ChinaCHN Engineer and scientist
10 Alexander Imich M 4 Feb 1903 8 Jun 2014 111 years 124 days PolandPOL United StatesUSA Parapsychologist
11 Manolita Pina-Torres F 24 Feb 1883 11 Jun 1994 111 years 107 days SpainESP UruguayURU Painter
12 Cecilia Seghizzi

[3]

F 5 Sep 1908 22 Nov 2019 111 years, 78 days Italy ITA Painter and composer
13 Hildebrando Ibanez Reynaga

[4]

M 10 July 1908 12 Sep 2019 111 years, 64 days PeruPER Politician
14 Zhou Youguang

[5]

M 13 Jan 1906 14 Jan 2017 111 years 1 day ChinaCHN Linguist
15 Leopold Vietoris M 4 Jun 1891 9 Apr 2002 110 years 309 days AustriaAUT Mathematician
16 Zoltan Sarosy [6] M 23 Aug 1906 19 Jun 2017 110 years, 300 days CanadaCAN HungaryHUN Chess master
17 Galo Leoz-Ortin M 22 Apr 1879 23 Jan 1990 110 years 276 days SpainESP Doctor
18 Laura Scales F 13 Nov 1879 12 Jun 1990 110 years 211 days United StatesUSA College dean and educator
19 Carla Porta Musa F 15 Mar 1902 10 Oct 2012 110 years 209 days Italy ITA Essayist and poet
20 Elza Brandeisz F 18 Sept 1907 6 Jan 2018 110 years 110 days HungaryHUN Dancer and humanitarian
21 Alice Herz-Sommer F 26 Nov 1903 23 Feb 2014 110 years 89 days Czech RepublicCZE United Kingdom UK Pianist and Holocaust survivor
22 Abby Milton F 6 Feb 1881 2 May 1991 110 years 85 days United StatesUSA Woman suffrage leader 
23 Zheng Ji M 6 May 1900 29 Jul 2010 110 years 84 days ChinaCHN Nutritionist and biochemist
24 Jane Ising F 2 Feb 1902 2 Feb 2012 110 years 0 days GermanyGER United StatesUSA Economist
25 Helen Reichert F 11 Nov 1901 25 Sep 2011 109 years 318 days United StatesUSA Talk show personality and professor
26 Juan Carlos Caballero Vega M 24 Jun 1900 30 Mar 2010 109 years 279 days MexicoMEX Revolutionary
27 Ruth Hamilton F 21 Apr 1898 18 Jan 2008 109 years 271 days United StatesUSA Radio host and politician
28 Helli Stehle

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F 6 Dec 1907 27 Aug 2017 109 years 264 days SwitzerlandSUI Actress and radio presenter
29 Sarah Louise Delany F 19 Sep 1889 25 Jan 1999 109 years 128 days United StatesUSA Author and civil rights pioneer
30 Ruth Bancroft

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F 2 Sep 1908 26 Nov 2017 109 years, 85 days United StatesUSA Landscape and garden designer
31 Irving Kahn M 19 Dec 1905 24 Feb 2015 109 years 67 days United StatesUSA Financial analyst
32 Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 23 Jul 2016 109 years 57 days NorwayNOR Businessman
33 Ruthie Tompson

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F 22 Jul 1910 Living 110 years, 94 days United StatesUSA Animator and artist
32 Nils Elowsson M 23 Oct 1890 27 Oct 1999 109 years 4 days SwedenSWE Journalist and politician
33 Mary McCarthy Gomez Cueto F 27 Apr 1900 3 Apr 2009 108 years 341 days CanadaCAN CubaCUB Popular figure
34 Shimetaro Hara M 4 Oct 1882 18 Jun 1991 108 years 257 days Japan Physician
35 Roberta McCain F 7 Feb 1912 12 Oct 2020 108 years, 248 days American Mother of John McCain
36 John Morton-Finney M 25 Jun 1889 28 Jan 1998 108 years 217 days United StatesUSA Civil rights activist and lawyer
37 Gordon S. Fahrni M 13 Apr 1887 3 Nov 1995 108 years 204 days CanadaCAN Physician and expert on goitre
38 Madame Simone F 3 Apr 1877 17 Oct 1985 108 years 197 days FranceFRA Actress and writer
39 Carmen Martínez Sierra F 3 May 1904 6 Nov 2012 108 years 186 days Spanish Actress
40 Giorgos Katsaros M 20 Dec 1888 22 Jun 1997 108 years 184 days GreeceGRE Template:AME Composer, singer and lyricist
41 William F. Cotton M 23 Oct 1897 23 Apr 2006 108 years 182 days American Businessman
42 Hugues Cuénod M 26 Jun 1902 6 Dec 2010 108 years 163 days Swiss Tenor
43 Waldemar Levy Cardoso M 4 Dec 1900 13 May 2009 108 years 160 days Brazilian Field marshal
44 Georges Loinger

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M 29 Aug 1910 28 Dec 2018 108 years 121 days French Resistance fighter
45 Gladys O'Connor F 28 Nov 1903 21 Feb 2012 108 years 85 days British-Canadian Actress
46 Leo Ornstein M 2 Dec 1893 24 Feb 2002 108 years 84 days American Pianist and composer
47 Nicholas Salamis M 13 Aug 1897 15 Oct 2005 108 years 63 days Greek-Canadian Priest and popular figure
48 Hetty Bower F 28 Sep 1905 12 Nov 2013 108 years 45 days British Political activist
49 Anton Jakobsen M 13 Dec 1874 26 Jan 1983 108 years 44 days Norwegian Politician
50 Herbert Nootbaar M 8 Nov 1908 18 Dec 2016 108 years 40 days American Businessman and philanthropist
51 Marjory Douglas F 7 Apr 1890 14 May 1998 108 years 37 days American Conservationist and writer
52 Johannes Heesters M 5 Dec 1903 24 Dec 2011 108 years 19 days Dutch Actor
53 Boris Yefimov M 28 Sep 1900 1 Oct 2008 108 years 3 days Russian Cartoonist
54 Irma Rapuzzi[11] F 12 Apr 1910 3 Apr 2018 107 years 356 days French Politician
55 Rosa Rio F 2 Jun 1902 13 May 2010 107 years 345 days American Organist
56 Renee Simonot[12] F 10 Sep 1911 Living 109 years, 44 days French Actress
57 Constance Applebee F 24 Feb 1873 26 Jan 1981 107 years 336 days American Field hockey player
58 Gillo Dorfles[13] M 12 Apr 1910 2 Mar 2018 107 years, 324 days Italian Art critic, painter and philosopher
59 Yang Jingnian M 17 Oct 1908 4 Sep 2016 107 years 322 days Chinese Economist and translator
60 Hiragushi Denchu M 23 Feb 1872 30 Dec 1979 107 years 310 days Japanese Sculptor
61 Elder Roma Wilson[14] M 22 Dec 1910 25 Oct 2018 107 years, 307 days American American gospel harmonicist
62 Gerard Helders

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M 9 Mar 1905 6 Jan 2013 107 years 303 days Dutch Politician
63 Barys Kit

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M 6 Apr 1910 1 Feb 2018 107 years, 301 days Belarusian Scientist
64 Eileen Whelan [17] F 30 Oct 1911 Living 108 years, 359 days English Cricketer
65 Elisabeth Keers-Laseur F 8 Mar 1890 18 Dec 1997 107 years 285 days Dutch Political activist
66 Albert Hamilton Gordon M 21 Jul 1901 1 May 2009 107 years 284 days American Businessman
67 Leopold Engleitner M 23 Jul 1905 21 Apr 2013 107 years 272 days Austrian Holocaust survivor and educator
68 Emmanuel Kriaras M 28 Nov 1906 22 Aug 2014 107 years 267 days Greek Lexicographer and philologist
69 Abdul Rashid Khan M 19 Aug 1908 18 Feb 2016 107 years 264 days Indian Musician
70 Gerda Ring F 11 May 1891 21 Jan 1999 107 years 255 days Norwegian Stage actress and producer
71 Rosa Bouglione[18] F 21 Dec 1910 26 Aug 2018 107 years, 249 days French Circus preformer
72 George Abbott M 25 Jun 1887 31 Jan 1995 107 years 220 days American Theatre producer
73 Jessie Lichauco[19] F 10 Jan 1912 Living 108 years, 287 days American-Filipino Philanthropist
74 Sandorne Kugler F 25 July 1908 17 February 2016 107 years 207 days Hungarian Physicist, author, teacher
75 Nellie May Naylor F 20 Mar 1885 5 Oct 1992 107 years 199 days American Professor of chemistry
76 Walton Brooks McDaniel M 4 Mar 1871 16 Sep 1978 107 years 196 days American Classical scholar
77 Sergey Nikolsky M 30 Apr 1905 9 Nov 2012 107 years 193 days Russian Mathematician
78 Yoshiyuki Aguri F 10 Jul 1907 5 Jan 2015 107 years 179 days Japanese Model and beautician
79 Dorothy C. Stratton F 24 Mar 1899 17 Sep 2006 107 years 177 days American Director of the SPARS
Ume Watanabe F 23 Mar 1907 16 Sep 2014 107 years 177 days Japanese Artist
80 Friedrich von Rauchhaupt M 13 Aug 1881 28 Jan 1989 107 years 168 days German Jurist
81 Roy Neuberger M 21 Jul 1903 24 Dec 2010 107 years 156 days American Financier
82 William Frankland[20] M 19 Mar 1912 Living 108 years, 219 days British Allergist
83 Jack Weil M 28 Mar 1901 13 Aug 2008 107 years 138 days American Founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear
84 Mien Schopman-Klaver[21] F 26 Feb 1911 10 Jul 2018 107 years 134 days Dutch Oldest Olympian ever
85 Wilfried de Beauclair[22] M 4 Apr 1912 Living 108 years, 203 days German Engineer and computer scientist
86 Red Hoff M 8 May 1891 17 Sep 1998 107 years 132 days American Baseball player
87 Jenny Humbert-Droz F 27 Aug 1892 4 Jan 2000 107 years 130 days Swiss Politician and feminist
88 Paula Karpinski F 6 Nov 1897 8 Mar 2005 107 years 122 days German Politician
89 Kyozan Joshu Sasaki M 1 Apr 1907 27 Jul 2014 107 years 117 days Japanese Rinzai Zen teacher
90 Ernst Stahel M 11 Mar 1895 27 Jun 2003 107 years 108 days Swiss Physicist
91 Roy Douglas M 12 Dec 1907 23 Mar 2015 107 years 101 days British Composer
92 Dagny Carlsson[23] F 8 May 1912 Living 108 years, 169 days Swedish Blogger
93 Isabel Rosado F 5 Nov 1907 13 Jan 2015 107 years 69 days Puerto Rican Educator, social worker and activist
94 Johan van Hulst[24] M 28 Jan 1911 22 Mar 2018 107 years 53 days Dutch Politican
95 Chen Hansheng M 5 Feb 1897 13 Mar 2004 107 years 37 days Chinese Sociologist and economist
96 Orin Tugman M 26 May 1880 30 Jun 1987 107 years 35 days American Physicist
97 Martin Cokl M 12 Oct 1907 13 Nov 2014 107 years 32 days Slovenian Forestry engineer and professor
98 Amy Patterson[25] F 16 July 1912 Living 108 years, 100 days Argentine Composer, singer, poet, and teacher
99 Lucette Destouches[26] F 20 July 1912 Living 108 years, 96 days French Dancer
100 Bertha Klingberg F 21 Oct 1898 7 Nov 2005 107 years 17 days German Florist

References

  1. Juliana Young Koo, Chinese Immigrant Who Published Her Life Story at 104, Dies at 111
  2. 酒业泰斗秦含章逝世 享年112岁
  3. I 109 anni di Cecilia: riaprite l’istituto di musica
  4. Fallaece el hombre mas longevo de apurimac a los 111 anos
  5. Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111
  6. Zoltan Sarosy, Chess Master, passes at 110
  7. Radiopionierin Helli Stehle mit 109 Jahren gestorben
  8. Founder of Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek dies at 109
  9. Disney legend and centenarian, Ruthie Tompson, shares her longevity secrets
  10. Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter who smuggled Jewish children to safety, dies at 108
  11. "Mademoiselle" Irma Rapuzzi s'en est allée à 108 ans
  12. Catherine Deneuve parle de sa mère, l’actrice Renée Simonot âgée de 106 ans : « C’est assez incroyable ! »
  13. Art critic Gillo Dorfles dead at 107
  14. National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of Elder Roma Wilson
  15. Ex-minister Helders (107) overleden
  16. Rocket fuel inventor dies aged 107
  17. Eileen Ash, cricket’s flying 106-year-old registers another landmark
  18. ‘Queen of the circus’ Rosa Bouglione dies at 107
  19. Jessie Lichauco at 106: A woman who has lived through history
  20. Grandfather of allergy: Dr William Frankland, the 106-year-old doctor
  21. Mien Klaver (107) overleden als oudste 'olympiër' ooit
  22. Computer-Pionier wird 106
  23. Dagny Carlsson: ”Jag ska bara ha det bra”
  24. Johan van Hulst, Who Helped Save 600 Children From the Nazis, Dies at 107
  25. La talentosa Amy Patterson cumplió 105 años
  26. La maison de Céline à Meudon a été vendue à un particulier
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