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Ella Ille Rentel
Ella Ille Rentel
Birth: 19 May 1852
Russian Empire (now Lithuania)
Death: 19 September 1962
North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Age: 110 years, 123 days
Country: LithuaniaLTUGermanyGER
Validated

Ella Ille Juliana Rentel (née Galinat) (Lithuanian birth name - Julijana Galinaicu) (19 May 1852 - 19 September 1962) was a validated Lithuanian-born German supercentenarian.

Biography

Rentel was born in the Russian Empire, in a part which is now Lithuania, on 19 May 1852. She is believed to have been the oldest person in Europe at the time of her death in North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany on 19 September 1962 at age 110 years, 123 days. Her age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group in 2009. She is one of the few validated supercentenarians who were born in the territory of present-day Lithuania.[1]

After her validation, she was considered to have been the oldest living person in the world in 1962; however, subsequent research has revealed that Ella Ille Rentel was one year younger than Mary Kelly who outlived her by more than two years.[2]

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Europe's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Willem van Renterghem • Marie d'Evergroote • Lavina Hansdatter • Kirsti Skagen • Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Margaret Ann Neve • Karen BroedbaekSophia Wijnberg • Agnete Olsdatter • Honor Coleman • Sophie Lacomte • Maria Vleminckx • Johanna Berns • Matthias Dodenhoff • Sarah Gardiner • Elisabeth Jensen • Britta Njeldsdatter • Frederick Stabbins • Jane Lister • Martha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Gertrud Kübbeler • Marie Delfairiere • Frances Smith • Katherine Plunket • Eliza Roff • Maria Montemurro • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Wilhelmine Olschewski • Mary Davey • Francesco Cubadda • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Johanna Johansson • Elizabeth Sellwood • Petronella Braams • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Karl Glockner • Sarah Humphrey • Maria Johansson • Michelina Macchia • Caroline Beale • Josephine Marchal • Luise Rissmann • Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Willem Kostering • Ella Ille Rentel • Lovisa Svensson • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Katharina Braun • Frederique Noel • Florence Pannell • Augustine Tessier • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Anna Eliza Williams • Jeanne Calment • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Amy Hulmes • Germaine Haye • Teresa Fumarola • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi • Camille Loiseau • Maria de Jesus • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Lucia Lauria • Florrie Baldwin • Venere Pizzinato-Papo • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Maria Redaelli • Emma Morano • Ana Vela Rubio • Giuseppina Projetto • Maria Giuseppa Robucci • Lucile Randon •

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