|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|
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.
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.
- Karen Jensen Brødbæk, Holstebro 1797 - 1904 Ældste i Danmark