List of Norwegian supercentenarians

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These are lists of Norwegian supercentenarians (people from Norway who have attained the age of at least 110 years.) As of 2 December 2014, the Gerontology Research Group has verified eleven such individuals.[1] As of 28 April 2007, the GRG reports that Norway's oldest person ever was Maren Bolette Torp.[2] who died in 1989, aged 112 years 61 days. Elisabet Ekenæs is the oldest living supercentenarian, age 117 years, 149 days.[3]

Living Norwegian supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age Region or Country of birth Region of residence
Elisabet Ekenæs[3] F 26 December 1904 117 years, 149 days Eastern Norway Eastern Norway

Verified Norwegian supercentenarians

      Deceased (Verified)       Living

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Region or
Country of birth
Region
of death
1 Maren Bolette Torp[2] F 21 December 1876 20 February 1989 112 years, 61 days Østlandet Østlandet
2 Herman Smith-Johannsen[2] M 15 June 1875 5 January 1987 111 years, 204 days Østlandet Østlandet
3 Laura Svehaug[2] F 19 November 1886 6 March 1998 111 years, 107 days Vestlandet Vestlandet
4 Gudrun Onshuus[4] F 17 July 1899 9 June 2010 110 years, 327 days Østlandet Østlandet
5 Helene Nilsen[5] F 7 April 1901 31 October 2011 110 years, 207 days Østlandet Østlandet
6 Olav Hovatn[2] M 23 October 1892 26 April 2003 110 years, 185 days Sørlandet Sørlandet
7 Borghild Nilsen[2] F 2 December 1893 3 March 2004 110 years, 92 days Østlandet Østlandet
8 Karen Svisdal[2] F 16 December 1889 23 February 2000 110 years, 69 days Vestlandet Vestlandet
9 Kristianna Ullaland[2] F 2 December 1878 26 January 1989 110 years, 55 days Vestlandet Vestlandet
10 Harriet Holm[2] F 13 November 1893 22 December 2003 110 years, 39 days Østlandet Østlandet
11 Asne Hustveit[2] F 2 December 1879 17 December 1989 110 years, 15 days Østlandet Østlandet

Norwegian emigrant supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Reported birth date Reported death date Reported age Region of birth Country of death
1 Wilhelmine Sande[2] F 24 October 1874 21 January 1986 111 years, 89 days Østlandet Sweden
2 Julia Lyng[6] F 22 December 1878 26 February 1990 111 years, 66 days Trøndelag United States
3 Gunhild Foerster[2] F 28 December 1893 4 February 2005 111 years, 38 days Østlandet United States
4 Velgjer Svien[5] F 10 October 1842 23 January 1953 110 years, 105 days Østlandet United States
5 Ingemund Peterson[2] M 6 June 1894 21 August 2004 110 years, 76 days Østlandet United States

Oldest Norwegian person by region

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each region

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110

Region Name Sex Reported birth date Reported death date Reported age
Nord-Norge Lydianna Endresen[7] F 21 August 1883 11 August 1993 109 years, 355 days
Østlandet Maren Bolette Torp[2] F 21 December 1876 20 February 1989 112 years, 61 days
Sørlandet Olav Hovatn[2] M 23 October 1892 26 April 2003 110 years, 185 days
Trøndelag Julia Lyng[6] F 22 December 1878 26 February 1990 111 years, 66 days
Vestlandet Laura Svehaug[2] F 19 November 1886 6 March 1998 111 years, 107 days

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Norway since 1985

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living

From To Name Sex Reported age(s)
when oldest
Reported lifespan Region
of death
28 January 1984 5 January 1987
(2 years, 342 days)
Herman Smith-Johannsen[2] M 108 – 111 15 June 1875 – 5 January 1987
111 years, 204 days
Østlandet
5 January 1987 20 February 1989
(2 years, 46 days)
Maren Bolette Torp[2] F 110 – 112 21 December 1876 – 20 February 1989
112 years, 61 days
Østlandet
20 February 1989 17 December 1989
(300 days)
Asne Hustveit[2] F 109 – 110 2 December 1879 – 17 December 1989
110 years, 15 days
Østlandet
13 April 1991 11 August 1993
(2 years, 120 days)
Lydianna Marie Endresen[7] F 107 – 109 21 August 1883 – 11 August 1993
109 years, 355 days
Nord-Norge
29 October 1994 6 March 1998
(3 years, 128 days)
Laura Svehaug[2] F 107 – 111 19 November 1886 – 6 March 1998
111 years, 107 days
Vestlandet
12 June 1998 23 February 2000
(1 year, 256 days)
Karen Svisdal[2] F 108 – 110 16 December 1889 – 23 February 2000
110 years, 69 days
Vestlandet
19 December 2000 26 April 2003
(2 years, 128 days)
Olav Hovatn[2] M 108 – 110 23 October 1892 – 26 April 2003
110 years, 185 days
Sørlandet
26 April 2003 22 December 2003
(240 days)
Harriet Holm[2] F 109 – 110 13 November 1893 – 22 December 2003
110 years, 39 days
Østlandet
22 December 2003 3 March 2004
(72 days)
Borghild Nilsen[2] F 110 2 December 1893 – 3 March 2004
110 years, 92 days
Østlandet
11 December 2004 13 July 2005
(214 days)
Ingeborg Thuen[8] F 107 – 108 12 May 1897 – 13 July 2005
108 years, 62 days
Vestlandet
20 January 2006 26 July 2006
(187 days)
Emma Nikoline Bendiksen[9] F 107 21 September 1898 – 26 July 2006
107 years, 308 days
Nord-Norge
26 July 2006 25 November 2008
(2 years, 122 days)
Gunda Harangen[10] F 107 – 109 28 December 1898 – 25 November 2008
109 years, 333 days
Østlandet
25 November 2008 9 April 2009
(135 days)
Jenny Ida Sofie Hanssen[11] F 109 30 April 1899 – 9 April 2009
109 years, 344 days
Nord-Norge
9 April 2009 9 June 2010
(1 year, 61 days)
Gudrun Onshuus[4] F 109 – 110 17 July 1899 – 9 June 2010
110 years, 327 days
Østlandet
9 June 2010 31 October 2011
(1 year, 144 days)
Helene Nilsen[12][13] F 109 – 110 7 April 1901 – 31 October 2011
110 years, 207 days
Østlandet
31 October 2011 21 April 2012
(173 days)
Kristi Øktedalen[14] F 109 29 June 1902 – 21 April 2012
109 years, 297 days
Østlandet
21 April 2012 16 August 2012
(117 days)
Ragndit I Slotfeldt-Ellingsen[15] F 107 – 108 18 May 1904 – 16 August 2012
108 years, 90 days
Østlandet
16 August 2012 Present
(9 years, 281 days)
Elisabet Ekenæs[16][17] F 107 – 111* born 26 December 1904
age 117 years, 149 days
Living in Østlandet

References