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Astrid Zachrison
Astrid Zachrison
Birth: 15 May 1895
Fliseryd, Kalmar, Sweden
Death: 15 May 2008
Holsbybrunn, Jonkoping, Sweden
Age: 113 years, 0 days
Country: SwedenSWE

Astrid Zachrison (née Jonsson [Jönsson]; 15 May 1895 – 15 May 2008) was a Swedish supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Astrid Zachrison was born in Fliseryd, Kalmar, Sweden on 15 May 1895 to Julius Jonsson (1856–1933) and Eleonora Josefina Amalia (1853–1944). Her grandmother lived to the age of 90. She married Tage Zachrison (1889–1977) in 1928, with whom she had one son, Per-Ivan (born 14 December 1928), who currently lives in Vetlanda at the age of 93 years, 237 days

She died in Holsbybrunn, Jonkoping, Sweden on half an hour into her 113th birthday on 15 May 2008.

Longveity records

She became the oldest living person in Sweden on 13 July 2004. After surpassing Elsa Moberg's final age of 112 years, 143 days on 6 October 2007, to beome the oldest validated person in Swedish history, and the second-oldest Nordic-born person ever after Christian Mortensen, who died at the age of 115 years, 252 days in California, USA. She was one of the three last people in Sweden born in 1800s. She was also the first validated supercentenarian to die on their 113th birthday. After her death, Rut Mikaelsson, four years younger than her, became the oldest living person in Sweden.



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 • Gunborg Hancock