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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 all of the 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, near the Norwegian border. Coincidentally, Albert Andersson (1907-2015), who was the oldest undisputed living man in Sweden, lived in the same nursing home as him. At age 104, he even acknowledged the presence of a man four months older than himself.

Mattsson became a supercentenarian on 7 March 2018. He has been the oldest living man in Sweden since the death of 108-year-old Tore Eriksson on 27 March 2016. He later became the oldest living man in all of the Nordic region following the death of 109-year-old Carl Falck of Norway on 23 July 2016. On 28 March 2018, following the death of 111-year-old Alice Ostlund, he became both the oldest person in Sweden, and the entire Nordic region.

On 14 July 2019, Mattsson broke the male longevity record of Sweden previously held by Anders Engberg since 2002. However, his age has not yet been validated by the GRG.

Carl Mattsson died in Stromstad, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden, on 24 July 2019 at the age of 111 years, 139 days, passing the titles oldest living person in Nordic region to Karla Lindholm Jensen (1908–2020) of Denmark, oldest living person in Sweden to Flarid Lagerlund (1910–2022), oldest living man in Nordic region to Hjalmar Gregersen (1911–2019) of Norway, and the oldest living man in Sweden to Ernst Blixt (1913–2019).


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

Sweden's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Erik Larsson • Per Kristiansson • Lars Gustafsson • Fredrik Holmstroem • Karl Karlsson • Jonas Stenar • Karl Edgren • Johannes Olsson • Erik Joensson • Ryss Larsson • Sven Eriksson • Jan Jonsson • Magnus Maansson • Lars Olofsson • Johan Svanstroem • Erik Jansson • Karl Svensson • Gustaf Wetterhall • Per Granloef • Karl Nilsson • Nils Mansson-Grans • Johan Svensson • August Karlsson • Johan Hjulstroem • Anders Andersson • Anders Olsson • Anders Jonasson • August Frid • Per Sjoedin • Gustaf Dreborg • Johannes Persson • Petrus Naesland • Sven Nilsson • Petter Magnusson • Olof Samuelsson • Karl-Johan Karlsson • Johan Engstroem • Johan Jonsson • Oscar Elfstroem • Frans Malm • Marcel Richter • Henning Johansson • Oscar Pettersson • Karl Svanberg • Alfred Lagerstroem • Karl Ljungberg • Aron Olsson • Henning Hall • Emanuel Jonsson • Albin Bern • Emil Johansson • Lars Enquist • Oskar Larsson • Alfred Nilsson • Nikolaus Henriksson • Oskar Pettersson • Egard Andersson • Ernst Flodin • Robert Olsson • Nils Elowsson • Nils Sundberg • Anders Engberg • John Mikus • Klas Nicholson • Josef Fahlqvist • Bengt Helldal • Herner Larsson • Karl Johansson • Knut Haegglund • Nils Fritiof • Sven Hedberg • Eric Andersson • Albert Andersson • Tore Eriksson • Carl Mattsson • Ernst Blixt • Goesta Vestlund • (Goesta Berggren) • Pawel Frydman