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Margarete Troestl
Margarete Troestl
Troestl at the age of 105
Birth: 26 February 1911
Gmund, Lower Austria, Austria
Age: 111 years, 169 days
Country: AustriaAUT

Margarete Troestl [German: Tröstl] (born 26 February 1911) is an Austrian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Troestl was born in Gmund, Lower Austria, Austria, on 26 February 1911 as one of five children. As an adult, she found work at a company called 'Bobbin' before working as a travel assistant in the Persil plants for 35 years. She met her future husband in the 'Schneider' coffeehouse in Gmund. After the birth of their son Horst, the family moved to Vienna.

After her retirement, Troestl moved back to her native area. She moved to a nursing home in Schrems in 2014. On her 109th birthday in 2020, she said that she was aiming for her 110th birthday, which she celebrated in 2021. About the secret to her longevity, she said: "The Lord loves me."

Troestl currently lives in Schrems, Lower Austria, Austria, at the age of 111 years, 169 days. She currently is the oldest known living person in Lower Austria and the second-oldest known living person in Austria, behind Vienna's L. P..