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Carl Mattsson
Carl Mattsson
Carl Mattsson at the age of 108
Birth: 7 March 1908
Stenkyrka, Tjoern, Sweden
Death: 24 July 2019
Strömstad, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Age: 111 years, 139 days
Country: SwedenSWE

Carl Artur Mattsson (7 March 1908 – 24 July 2019) was a Swedish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.
Since the death of Alice Ostlund on 28 March 2018, Mattsson was both the oldest living person in Sweden and the whole Nordic region.


Carl Artur Mattsson was born in Stenkyrka, a small settlement on the island of Tjoern, Bohuslaen, Sweden, on 7 March 1908. He was the second-oldest of five children born to Rutger and Agda Mattsson. At a young age, he and his family moved to the city of Gothenburg on the mainland. He worked as a furniture maker before becoming a designer.

Mattsson's first marriage ended in divorce. He had one child, Berit, from that marriage. In the 1960s, he moved to Stromstad, Sweden, where he married his second wife, Birgit. For ten years, he worked as a caretaker before retiring in 1973. He took up golf at the age of 76, which he played until he was over 100.

Mattsson lived in a retirement home in Stromstad, Sweden, where he became a supercentenarian in March 2018. He has been the oldest living man in Sweden since the death of Thore Eriksson on 27 March 2016.

On 14 July 2019, Mattsson broke the male longevity record of Sweden previously held by Anders Engberg since 2003.

Carl Mattsson died in Stromstad, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden, on 24 July 2019 at the age of 111 years, 139 days.


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