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Elizabeth Stefan
Elizabeth Stefan
Birth: 13 May 1895
Szabolcsveresmart, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Death: 9 April 2008
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Age: 112 years, 332 days
Country: HungaryHUNUnited StatesUSA

Elizabeth Stefan [Erzsébet Stefán] (née Molnár) (13 May 1895 – 9 April 2008) was a Hungarian-American supercentenarian whose age is officially validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is the oldest person ever born in present-day Hungary.


Elizabeth Stefan, also known as Aunt Erzsi, was born in Szabolcsveresmart, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary) on 13 May 1895. In 1912, she followed her three sisters to 'the beloved land' of the United States because they lived in poverty. She married fellow Hungarian, András Stefán, with whom she had three children.

On her 110th birthday, it was reported that her eyesight and hearing had become weaker. Her birthday was a big event not only in the family, but also in the city of Norwalk where she lived. The local newspaper, The Hour, had written an article on the occasion.

Elizabeth Stefan died in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, on 9 April 2008 at the age of 112 years, 332 days. At the time of her death, she was the fifth-oldest person in the United States and the seventh-oldest person in the world.