Pauline Raissle
Pauline Raißle
Pauline Raissle at age 108
Birth: 16 December 1905
Tumlingen, Wuerttemberg, Germany
Death: 29 August 2017
Metzingen, Germany
Age: 111 years, 256 days
Country: GER FlagGER

Pauline Raissle [German: Raißle] (16 December 1905 – 29 August 2017) was a German supercentenarian who was, at the time of her death, the third-oldest living person in Germany. She is presently unverified.


Raissle was born as the eighth of eleven siblings in Tumlingen on 16 December 1905. She started working as an ancilla when she was 8 years old. In the late 1920s, she moved to Riederich. Initially, Raissle was not interested in getting married, but she met a man and the marriage took place in 1932. The couple had five daughters who were all alive at the time Raissle turned 110.

In 1999, she moved to the nursing home in Metzingen, where she still lives presently. On her 104th birthday, she was reported to be in the need of glasses only for the reading and she was said not to be using denture. Some years later, it was also reported that Raissle took care of other residents by having contact with them, talking about God, and feeding them, if necessary. She attributed her longevity to God and her steady Christianity.

She died on 29 August 2017 at the age of 111 years, 256 days.


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