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Lu Rongyu
Lu Rongyu
Lu Rongyu at the age of 109.
Birth: 18 July 1911
Wuxi, Jiangsu, Qing dynasty (now China)
Age: 110 years, 189 days
Country: ChinaCHN

Lu Rongyu [Chinese: 路蓉毓] (born 18 July 1911) is a Chinese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Early Life

Lu Rongyu claims to have been born on 18 July 1911 in Yixing County, Wuxi, Jiangsu, Qing dynasty (now China). She studied at Nanjing faculty of medicine, and became a midwife.

Lu married at the age of 25, and had 7 children (5 boys and 2 girls). Her oldest son was aged 84 in 2020, and the youngest child was aged 73.

After the liberation in 1949, Lu moved to Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

Later Life

In 2012, Lu went to a dental clinic in Hangzhou to have dentures. In 2014, she celebrated her 103rd birthday (104th by East Asian counting) in Xinbailu Restaurant with her family. At the time, she was reported to have energy, and to like the German team of football. She drinks a glass of red vine each day.

In October 2017, Lu was reported to be the tenth-oldest living person in Hangzhou. In October 2020, aged 109, she was reported to be the oldest living person in Hangzhou. At the time, she lived in Weikang nursing home in Hangzhou, with her daughter Hu Xiaoyun [Chinese: 胡肖云] (her second child, aged 82 in 2020). She was still using WeChat (a Chinese social network).

Lu Rongyu currently lives in Weikang nursing home, in Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, at the age of 110 years, 189 days.