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Lena Ljubic
Birth: 24 May 1891
Rusce, Kingdom of Serbia (present-day Serbia)
Death: 3 February 2005
Trejak, Serbia
Age: 113 years, 255 days
Country: SerbiaSRB

Lena Ljubic [Serbian: Лена Љубић] (née Kitanovic; (24 May 1891 – 3 February 2005) was a Serbian supercentenarian who was oldest living person in Serbia at the time of her death. Her age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Ljubic was born in the village of Rusce, Kingdom of Serbia (present-day Serbia) on 24 May 1891. Her parents were Mladen Kitanovic and Naza Kitanovic. She married Trajko Ljubic from Trejak around 1910. The couple had five children: four sons and one daughter.

She lived with her grandson Stanimir. In 2005, the doctors said that Ljubic's heart could last "at least another five years", the finding stated that the patient was "conscious, has difficulty breathing, rarely smokes, suffers from gastritis and occasionally swollen legs". At that time, the measured blood pressure was 160/74. Sometimes, light one, two cigarettes a day, and drinked hot brandy. She was relatively healthy, according to her great-grandson Miroslav in 2005.

She died in Trejak, Serbia on 3 February 2005 at the age of 113 years, 255 days. She was buried the day after in the village cemetery in Trejak. She was survived by her son Vojislav, her daughter Dragica, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

After her death, the oldest known living person in Serbia became Kostadinka Momirovic.


Serbia Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Lena Ljubic • Kostadinka Momirovic • Mileva GrbicJelisaveta Veljkovic • Darinka Jandric • Nadezda PavlovicDjurdja Stojkovic • Ilona Kovacs •