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Anders Engberg
Anders Engberg
Birth: 1 July 1892
Morup, Falkenberg, Sweden
Death: 6 November 2003
Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden
Age: 111 years, 128 days
Country: SwedenSWE

Anders Sigfrid Engberg (1 July 1892 – 6 November 2003) was a validated Swedish supercentenarian who was the oldest living person both in Sweden, as well as the broader Nordic region following the death of Johanne Svensson on 29 June 2003.


Anders Sigfrid Engberg was born in Morup, Falkenberg, as the son of Johan Severin and Josefina Engberg, where his father worked as a boatman. He was the seventh born of eight children, and his siblings were named Anna, Jenny, Emma, Gustav, Alvina and Selma. During the First World War, Engberg was in the military with the assignment to guard the coast.

He worked in agriculture for most of his life. In 1924, he married Gerda Nilsson, a woman from Lindhult of whom he had met while working as a farmhand. The couple had 4 children in total, and were married for 42 years until Gerda's unexpected death in 1966, when she suddenly died one Sunday as they cycled home from church. He was predeceased by two sons, Gösta and Gert, who both died of cancer. By the time he was 111, he had also lost grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had been a smoker until quitting when he was aged 60, and lived on his own in Skogstorp until he was 104, from which he moved into a care home. Following the death of Johanne Svensson on 29 May 2003, he became the oldest living person in Sweden, as well as the whole Nordic region.

Engberg died on 6 November 2003, at the final age of 111 years, 128 days. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living Swedish man. As of 2019, he is the first of two male supercentenarians to reside in Sweden, the other being Carl Mattsson.[1]

In July 2019, his male longevity record of Sweden was broken by Carl Mattsson of Stromstad. The record stood for almost 16 years.



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Sweden's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna Matilda Johansson • Elin Johansson • Selma Andersson • Clara Hedwin • Anna Wetterhall • Alfred Lagerstrom • Anna Persson • Karl Ljungberg • Carolina Nilsson • Julia Karlsson • Wilhelmine Sande • Hilda Pettersson • Anna Andersson • Gustava Vikstrom • Ida Johnson • Elfrida Andersson • Alma Klingvall • Alfrida Engblom • Hulda Johansson • Ellen Andreasson • Hilma Rothman • Ellen Johansson • Clara Asberg • Hilda Grahn • Teresia Lindahl • Elsa Moberg • Jenny Karlsson • Johanne SvenssonAnders Engberg • Elin Antonsson • Astrid Zachrison • Rut Mikaelsson • Maria Eriksson • Ester JohanssonRuth Engstrom • Ellen Vestling • Karin Larsson • Gulli Bergendahl • Rut Emriksson • Ingeborg Damgren • Nanny HalvardssonAlice Ostlund • Carl Mattsson • Flarid Lagerlund

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