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Karen Brodbaek
Karen Brodbaek
Birth: 4 April 1797
Langfrom, Orre Parish, Ringkobing County, Kingdom of Denmark and Norway (now Midtjylland, Denmark)
Death: 5 August 1904
Holstebro, Midtjylland, Denmark
Age: 107 years, 123 days
Country: DenmarkDEN
Centenarian

Karen Jensen Brodbaek [Danish: Brødbæk] (4 April 1797 – 5 August 1904) was a Danish centenarian who was the oldest known living person in Denmark and Europe at the time of her death.

Biography

Karen Brodbaek was born in Langfrom, Orre Parish, Ringkobing County, Kingdom of Denmark and Norway (now Midtjylland, Denmark) on 4 April 1797. Her parents were Jens Mortensen and Else Sorensdatter Brodbaek. She had four siblings.

She never married, but had one daughter, Else Catrine Jensen (born 1833), out of wedlock with Jens Kristian Kristensen.

She became the oldest known living person in Denmark, following the death of 105-year-old Maren Krejbjerg on 25 September 1901.

She became the oldest known living person in Europe, following the death of 110-year-old Margaret Ann Neve of Guernsey on 4 April 1903.

She was the oldest Danish person ever until her age was surpassed by Anne Marie Skau on 28 December 1936.

Brodbaek died in Holstebro, Midtjylland, Denmark on 5 August 1904 at the age of 107 years, 123 days. Following her death, then-105-year-old Sophia Wijnberg of the Netherlands became the oldest known living person in Europe.

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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 BrodbaekSophia 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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