Early centenarians

This page lists centenarians whose ages have been officially verified, listing any centenarians born before 1780, and any centenarians aged over 105 who were born after 1780.

This page is a work in progress aimed at understanding the emergence of centenarians worldwide. If you have done your own family history research and have found centenarians born in the 1700s (or previously), then please contact me. Please include any documentation you have, such as census records, newspaper reports, baptism, marriage, and burial entries.

Rank Forename Surname Sex Date of birth Date of death Age (y & d) Place of birth Place of death (modern country)
1 Eilif Philipsen M bap. 21 Jul 1682 20 Jun 1785 102 334 Denmark-Norway Norway
2 Cornelius Crich M bap. 24 Oct 1687 23 Mar 1789 101 150 England England
3 Ferdinand Ashmall M 9 Jan 1695 5 Feb 1798 103 27 England England
4 Bartholomew Johnson M bap. 3 Oct 1710 7 Feb 1814 103 127 England England
5 Johanna Perryman F bap. 1 Nov 1713 bur. 4 Feb 1816 102 95 England England
6 Marie-Louise Plante F 10 Mar 1725 14 Jun 1832 107 96 Quebec Canada
7 Pierre Darcourt M bap. 23 Jan 1729 11 May 1837 108 108 Austrian Netherlands Belgium
8 Marie-Anne Lizotte F 6 Jul 1731 14 Jan 1835 103 192 Quebec Canada
9 Marie-Therese Laveau F 26 Jun 1736 21 May 1838 101 329 Quebec Canada
10 Jeanne Hudenot F 28 Feb 1737 20 May 1843 106 81 France France
11 Jožef Kenda M 21 Mar 1740 3 Dec 1846 106 257 Slovenia Slovenia
12 Marie-Therese Hamel F 14 Feb 1741 17 Jul 1841 100 153 Quebec Canada
13 Anne-Charlotte Dumont F 18 Jul 1742 14 Aug 1842 100 27 Quebec Canada
14 Marie-Anne Colin F 20 Mar 1743 24 Jul 1849 106 126 Austrian Netherlands Belgium
15 William Shuldham M 16 Jul 1743 9 May 1845 101 297 England England
16 Marie Françoise Fleury F 15 Oct 1750 28 Apr 1857 106 195 France France
17 David Rennie M 28 Feb 1755 2 Mar 1857 102 2 Scotland Scotland
18 Agnes Forrester F 4 Oct 1755 20 Feb 1861 105 139 Scotland Scotland
19 Jacob William Luning M 19 May 1767 23 Jun 1870 103 35 Germany England
20 Lady Catherine Duncombe Shafto F 10 Feb 1771 19 Mar 1872 101 38 England England
21 Lady Pleasance Smith F 11 May 1773 3 Feb 1877 103 268 England England
22 Willem van Renterghem M 9 Dec 1782 24 Oct 1888 105 320 Austrian Netherlands Belgium
23 Marie Jeanne d'Evergroote F 18 Oct 1783 14 Mar 1892 108 148 Austrian Netherlands Belgium
24 Elisabeth Vandevraye F 19 Nov 1784 26 Nov 1889 105 7 Austrian Netherlands Belgium
25 John Brooks M 18 Jun 1786 19 Jun 1891 105 1 United States United States
26 Martin Kellogg M 21 Sep 1786 17 Aug 1892 105 331 United States United States
27 Lavina Hansdatter F 5 Sep 1787 16 May 1893 105 253 Norway Norway
28 Kirsti Skagen F 1 Jun 1788 24 Nov 1897 109 176 Denmark-Norway Norway
29 Geert Adriaans Boomgaard M 21 Sep 1788 3 Feb 1899 110 135 Netherlands Netherlands
30 Betty Webster F 25 Feb 1790 14 Jun 1896 106 110 England England
31 Dr. William Salmon M 16 Mar 1790 10 May 1896 106 55 England Wales
32 Letitia Turner F 9 May 1790 15 Oct 1895 105 159 England England
33 Jane Major F 2 Apr 1791 1 Aug 1896 105 121 England England
34 Marian Wood Garland F 16 May 1791 21 Feb 1897 105 281 England England
35 Margaret Ann Neve F 18 May 1792 4 Apr 1903 110 321 Guernsey Guernsey
36 Elizabeth Hanbury F 9 Jun 1793 31 Oct 1901 108 144 England England
37 Sophia Wijnberg F 12 Mar 1799 11 Jul 1905 106 121 Netherlands Netherlands
38 Agnete Olsdatter F 6 Jan 1800 11 Oct 1907 107 278 Norway Norway
39 Salome Sellers F 19 Oct 1800 9 Jan 1909 108 82 United States United States
40 Honor Coleman F bap. 22 Feb 1801 24 Jan 1908 106 336 England England
41 Sophie Lacomte F 12 May 1804 2 Apr 1910 105 325 Belgium Belgium
42 Marie Theresia Vleminckx F 8 Oct 1805 29 Oct 1913 108 21 Belgium Belgium
43 Anna Gabrielsson F 19 Mar 1806 14 May 1912 106 56 Sweden Sweden
44 Louisa Carpenter F 26 Aug 1806 20 Dec 1914 108 116 United States United States
45 Johanna Lindahl F 25 Jan 1808 31 Jan 1913 105 6 Sweden Sweden
46 Ann Pouder F 3 May 1808 10 Jul 1917 109 68 England United States
47 Johanna Berns F 10 Sep 1808 16 Mar 1915 106 187 Sweden Sweden
48 Marie Marguerite Gomain F 25 Sep 1808 30 Apr 1914 105 217 Belgium Belgium
49 Sedgwick Woodford Bidwell M 6 Dec 1809 13 Dec 1914 105 7 United States United States
50 Eliza Merrill F 31 Dec 1810 20 Mar 1916 105 80 United States United States
51 Matthias Dodenhoff M 22 Feb 1812 27 Dec 1917 105 308 Germany Germany
52 Sarah Gardiner F 9 Jul 1812 25 Dec 1918 106 169 England England
53 Elisabeth Jensen F 9 Jan 1813 11 Jun 1920 107 154 Norway Norway
54 Stina Jansson F 13 Mar 1813 15 Mar 1918 105 2 Sweden Sweden
55 Ann Maria Tayspill F 11 Oct 1813 7 Mar 1919 105 147 England England
56 Britta Njeldsdatter F bap. 26 Jun 1814 6 Mar 1921 106 253 Norway Norway
57 Louisa Thiers F 2 Oct 1814 17 Feb 1926 111 138 United States United States
58 Delina Filkins F 4 May 1815 4 Dec 1928 113 214 United States United States
59 Frederick William Stabbins M 18 Jul 1815 22 Jan 1922 106 188 England England
60 Edmund Turner Pearse M bap. 1 Aug 1815 18 Oct 1920 105 78 England England
61 Emily Grace Whalley-Smythe-Gardiner F 30 Sep 1815 30 Apr 1921 105 212 England England
62 Jane Lister F 3 Feb 1816 25 Apr 1923 107 81 England England
63 Martha Ann Truelove F 7 Aug 1816 20 May 1924 107 287 England England
64 Miriam Bannister F 19 Mar 1817 9 Apr 1928 111 21 England United States
65 William Mugfur M 26 Dec 1817 6 May 1924 106 132 England England
66 Ann Sharp F 22 Jun 1818 8 Nov 1924 106 139 England England
67 Gertrud Kübbeler F 1 Oct 1818 30 Dec 1925 107 90 Germany Germany
68 Marie Catherine Delfairiere F 21 Jun 1819 26 Dec 1926 107 188 Belgium Belgium
69 Sven Eriksson M 19 Jul 1819 13 Jan 1925 105 178 Sweden Sweden
70 Jane Lang Raby F 25 Oct 1819 11 Jun 1926 106 229 Wales England
71 Frances Jane Ross Smith F 21 May 1820 20 Jan 1927 106 244 England England
72 Katherine Plunket F 22 Nov 1820 14 Oct 1932 111 327 Ireland Ireland
73 Johanna Svensdotter F 26 Nov 1820 8 Oct 1926 105 316 Sweden Sweden
74 Jean Pierre Dupont M 26 Jun 1821 2 Nov 1926 105 129 Belgium Belgium
75 Johanna Margaretha Catharina Prigge F 5 Nov 1821 21 Jan 1928 106 77 Germany Germany
76 William Walker M 8 Jan 1822 28 Feb 1929 107 51 England England
77 Jan Jonsson M 22 Feb 1822 20 Dec 1927 105 301 Sweden Sweden
78 Elisabeth De Witte F 1 Nov 1822 9 Sep 1928 105 313 Netherlands Netherlands
79 Herlindis Goeminne F 18 Oct 1823 21 Jan 1929 105 95 Belgium Belgium
80 Ann Grace Russell F 19 Nov 1823 7 Feb 1931 107 80 England England
81 Bening Arnold M 25 May 1824 17 Aug 1930 106 84 England England
82 Eliza Roff F 10 Jul 1824 11 Jun 1933 108 336 England England
83 Victoire Joseph Desrumaux F 11 Jan 1825 1 Feb 1932 107 21 France France
84 Stina Abarhamsson F 18 Sep 1825 23 Sep 1930 105 5 Sweden Sweden
85 Maria Fedela Montemurro F 20 Sep 1825 14 Oct 1934 109 24 Italy Italy
86 Lars Olofsson M 5 Apr 1826 24 Oct 1931 105 202 Sweden Sweden
87 Anna Poker F 28 Aug 1826 10 Mar 1932 105 195 Germany Germany
88 Karolina Andersson F 10 Jun 1827 2 Jun 1933 105 357 Sweden Sweden
89 Ellen Palmer F 4 Sep 1827 2 Dec 1935 108 89 England England
90 Rachel Macarthur F 26 Nov 1827 10 Dec 1936 109 14 Scotland Scotland
91 Janetta Hynde F 27 Sep 1828 23 Feb 1936 107 149 England England
92 Johan Svanström M 10 Feb 1829 13 Mar 1935 106 31 Sweden Sweden
93 Gebke Hinrichs Tjaden F 29 Mar 1829 13 May 1935 106 45 Germany Netherlands
94 Maria Schöpperle F 5 Jun 1829 25 Aug 1934 105 81 Germany Germany
95 Märet Olofsson F 12 Apr 1830 6 Aug 1935 105 116 Sweden Sweden
96 Rachel Swain F 1 Sep 1830 12 Oct 1938 108 41 England England
97 Erik Gustaf Jansson M 20 Jul 1831 9 Apr 1937 105 263 Sweden Sweden
98 Wilhelmine Olschewski F 24 Aug 1831 31 May 1939 107 280 Prussia Germany
99 Giovanni Battista Borea d'Olmo M 11 Oct 1831 19 Oct 1936 105 8 Italy Italy
100 Sofia Deijenberg F 28 Nov 1831 9 Oct 1937 105 315 Sweden Sweden
101 Mary Davey F 3 Jun 1832 2 Oct 1940 108 121 England England
102 Wilhelmine Scharnikow F 9 Aug 1832 22 Aug 1938 106 13 Germany Germany
103 Francesco Cubadda M 28 Nov 1832 14 Dec 1940 108 16 Italy Italy
104 Anna Wheeler F 5 Mar 1833 18 Dec 1943 110 288 United States United States
105 Marie Louise Van Hoorebeeck F 12 Dec 1833 3 Dec 1939 105 356 Belgium Belgium
106 Karolina Nilsson F 17 Jun 1834 28 Nov 1939 105 164 Sweden Sweden
107 Thomas Pope M 22 Jan 1835 17 Feb 1943 108 26 England England
108 Anna Katarina Skatt F 11 Mar 1835 26 Nov 1940 105 260 Sweden Sweden
109 Ellen Fletcher F bap. 10 Apr 1835 3 Dec 1941 106 237 England England
110 John Christian Francklow M 30 May 1835 15 Oct 1944 109 138 England England
111 Ulrika Sofia Pettersson F 26 Jul 1835 31 Dec 1941 106 158 Sweden Sweden
112 Per Granlöf M 20 Oct 1835 13 Apr 1942 106 175 Sweden Sweden
113 Henry King M 10 Nov 1835 30 Dec 1943 108 50 England England
114 Mary Ann Crow F 2 Feb 1836 31 Jul 1945 109 179 England Australia
115 Rebecca Sarah Lees F Aug 1837 5 Mar 1946 108 188 England England
116 Angiolina Patriarca F 11 Apr 1838 8 Jan 1945 106 272 Italy Italy
117 Sarah Olive Fitt F 16 Nov 1838 14 Jan 1947 108 59 England England
118 Harriet Rainbird F 14 Mar 1839 17 Nov 1946 107 248 England England
119 Maria Vred F 26 Jul 1839 27 Nov 1944 105 124 Sweden Sweden
120 Karl August Nilsson M 3 Oct 1839 15 Nov 1944 105 43 Sweden Sweden
121 Anna Lisa Berg F 10 Mar 1840 26 Jan 1946 105 322 Sweden Sweden
122 Johanna Johansson F 6 May 1840 2 Nov 1947 107 180 Sweden Sweden
123 Elizabeth Jane Sellwood F 21 Jun 1840 19 Mar 1948 107 272 England England
124 Brita Lindgren F 3 Dec 1840 20 Dec 1945 105 17 Sweden Sweden
125 Petronella Braams F 8 Dec 1841 29 Jun 1948 106 204 Netherlands Netherlands
126 Beata Brolin F 11 Mar 1842 9 Jan 1948 105 304 Sweden Sweden
127 Antionio Marchi M 15 Jul 1842 22 Mar 1948 105 251 Italy Italy
128 Betsy Baker F 20 Aug 1842 24 Oct 1955 113 65 England United States
129 Velgjer Svien F 10 Oct 1842 23 Jan 1953 110 105 Norway United States
130 Matilda Coppins F 11 Oct 1842 22 Dec 1951 109 72 England England
131 James Hard M 15 Jul 1843 12 Mar 1953 109 240 United States United States
132 Marie Flassayer F 13 Jun 1844 18 Apr 1954 109 309 France France
133 Erika Erlandsson F 24 Jul 1844 15 Mar 1950 105 234 Sweden Sweden
134 Elizabeth Whitehead F 30 Aug 1844 5 Mar 1953 108 187 England England
135 Johanna Andersson F 17 Sep 1844 11 Aug 1952 107 329 Sweden Sweden
136 August Karlsson M 26 Dec 1844 7 Feb 1950 105 43 Sweden Sweden
137 Catherine Barr F 20 Feb 1845 9 Dec 1952 107 293 England England
138 Bertha Ganzlin F 21 Nov 1845 15 Nov 1951 105 359 Germany Germany
139 Karl Glöckner M 28 Dec 1845 10 Oct 1953 107 286 Germany Germany
140 Emma Louisa Rooke F 26 Jan 1846 7 May 1953 107 101 England England
141 Margaret Bebb Lunn F 14 Mar 1846 2 Jun 1953 107 80 England England
142 Wayland Newell M 15 Sep 1846 17 Sep 1954 108 2 United States United States
143 Sarah Jane Humphrey F 25 Feb 1847 28 May 1955 108 92 England England
144 Julia Gray F 21 Mar 1847 1 Dec 1954 107 255 England England
145 Rosalia Spoto F 25 May 1847 20 Feb 1957 109 271 Italy Italy
146 Anders Johan Jonasson M 24 Mar 1848 23 Sep 1954 106 183 Sweden Sweden
147 Maria Johansson F 9 Apr 1848 29 Feb 1956 107 326 Sweden Sweden
148 Catherine Emerence Baert F 25 May 1848 27 Dec 1955 107 216 Belgium Belgium
149 Michelina Macchia F 23 Nov 1848 9 Aug 1956 107 260 Italy Italy
150 Caroline Mary Beale F 30 Dec 1848 9 Dec 1956 107 345 England England
151 Josephine Marchal F 27 Apr 1849 12 Apr 1957 107 350 France Germany
152 Luise Rissmann F 27 Sep 1849 2 Feb 1958 108 128 Germany Germany
153 Christina Backs-Karnebeek F 2 Oct 1849 7 Oct 1959 110 5 Netherlands Netherlands
154 Robert Alexander Early M 8 Oct 1849 9 Oct 1960 111 1 United States United States