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Janosne Szentirmay
Janosne Szentirmay
Jánosné Szentirmay at the age of 108.
Birth: 4 November 1899
Sopron, Sopron, Austria-Hungary (present-day Hungary)
Death: c. 2 February 2009
Sopron, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
Age: 109 years, c. 90 days
Country: HungaryHUN

Janosne Szentirmay (née Terezia Kranixfeld) [Hungarian: Szentirmay Jánosné Kránixfeld Terézia] (4 November 1899 – c. 2 February 2009) was a Hungarian centenarian. At the time of her death, she was to oldest living person in the country.


Terézia (nicknamed Relly) was born on 4 November 1899, in Sopron, Austria-Hungary (present-day Hungary). She was the last living person who voted in the 1921 Sopron plebiscite. She graduated as a teacher in 1923, and taught in several schools. She was said to be a very strict teacher who could handle the students with the worst behaviour.

Terézia married János Szentirmay, who died in 1941. They had one daughter (died in 1942) and one son (died in 2004). Terézia had one grandson and three great-grandchildren. She said her biggest wish was to see her great-grandchildren’s graduation.

Terézia retired in 1954, at the age of 55. As a pensioner, her favourite hobbies were gardening and reading. She was a devoted Catholic, going to church alone even at age 99. She lived independently until the age of 100.

Terézia became the oldest living person in Hungary upon Lajosne Buzaky’s death in September 2007. Her health started to worsen in September 2008. She died on c. 2 February 2009, in Sopron, at the age of 109 years, c. 90 days.



Hungary's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Lajosne Kovassy • (Unknown) • Jozsefne Laki • (Unknown) • Gyorgyne KokenyesiAlajosne Duronelli • (Unknown) • Gizella BarthaAlajosne ZsarkoImrene Szaloczy • (Unknown) • Mihalyne Gneisz • (Unknown) • Gyorgyne JonasImrene Vajda • (Unknown) • Emilne FlochelKarolyne Nemeth • (Unknown) • Henrik HavasiSandorne SarkoziIstvanne LadiJanosne AndoAntalne BangaIlka ZolnaiIstvanne Morocz • Ferencne Lazar • Jozsefne SzucsFerencne VadaszSandorne CsikiJanosne VargaGergely Andras MolnarLajosne Buzaky • Janosne SzentirmayFerencne KustosMargit AmbrusMatyasne KovesdiGyorgyne Toth • Maria Magirius • Janosne Kudasz • Rezso Gallai • Maria HoffnerJozsefne NagyMargit Dezsone KovacsJanosne BelikVeronika ZsilinszkiUnidentified