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Jelisaveta Veljkovic
Jelisaveta Veljkovic
Jelisaveta Veljkovic on her 107th birthday in 2011
Birth: 18 July 1904
Ravna Gora, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia)
Death: 20 October 2016
Belgrade, Serbia
Age: 112 years, 94 days
Country: CroatiaCROSerbiaSRB

Jelisaveta Veljkovic (Serbian: Јелисавета Вељковић; 18 July 1904 – 20 October 2016) was a Croatian-Serbian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Serbia.


Jelisaveta was born as Cenka Kufner in Ravna Gora, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia) on 18 July 1904. She had two sisters and two brothers. At age of 16, she moved to Belgrade, Serbia. She lived in Belgrade with her friend, and close to decorator of National Theatre in Belgrade, Stanislav Veljkovic, her future husband. They are married when Jelisaveta was 20 years old. They are married in St. Mark's Church (old church), Tasmajdan Park. Couple had seven children. Her husband died in 1983. She had cataract surgery and was no longer able to watch television due to the surgery. During her final years, she had bad eyesight and she could no longer read. She attributed her longevity to good genetics in her family, her aunt died at the age of 103 years, and uncle at the age of 104 years.

She lived in Savski Venac, Belgrade, Serbia with her daughter Zora Antonijevic. At the age of 111, she had 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Veljkovic died in Belgrade, Serbia on 20 October 2016 at the age of 112 years, 94 days. Following her death, Darinka Jandric became the oldest known living person in Serbia.



Serbia’s Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Stojna BudimirovicKostadina SimboRade GrujicicKostadinka Momirovic • Jovo LatinovicJelisaveta Veljkovic • Mara RadenkovicDarinka Jandric • Nadezda PavlovicTamara KrutikovDjurdja Stojkovic