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Margit Dezsone Kovacs
Margit Dezsone Kovacs
Birth: 25 September 1906
Berekböszörmény, Austria-Hungary (modern-day Hungary)
Death: 13 May 2017
Age: 110 years, 230 days
Country: HungaryHUN

Dezsone Kovacs (née Margit Balogh) [Hungarian: Kovács Dezsőné Balogh Margit] (25 September 1906 – 13 May 2017) was an Hungarian supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated. She was the oldest living person in Hungary since November 2015.


Margit Dezsone Kovacs was born on 25 September 1906 in the town of Berekböszörmény, Austria-Hungary, modern-day Hungary. She was the oldest of 5 siblings and outlived them all. She grew up in Oradea, present-day Romania, where she attended elementary school. Margit also met her future husband there. In 1920, the family moved to Hajdúnánás, Hungary, after the Treaty of Trianon. She started to work as a shop assistant there. She married Dezső Kovács in 1927. Their daughter, Éva, was born a few years later. They moved to Kecskemét in 1956. Margit was widowed in 1984. As well as her daughter, she had two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

On her 110th birthday it was mentioned that she is a good-natured lady with a good health and extraordinary spiritual freshness. She lived alone in her flat, which is next to her daughter’s flat and she still helped in cooking. Margit wore glasses until she had a cataract operation on both of her eyes at the age of 90. Since then, she could read her favourite romantic novels without glasses. Besides reading, sewing was her other hobby. According to her, there’s no secret of longevity: „We can eat, drink and do everything we would like to and what we enjoy.”


Hungary's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Lajosne Kovassy • (Unknown) • Jozsefne Laki • (Unknown) • Gyorgyne KokenyesiAlajosne Duronelli • (Unknown) • Gizella BarthaAlajosne ZsarkoImrene Szaloczy • (Unknown) • Mihalyne Gneisz • (Unknown) • Gyorgyne JonasImrene Vajda • (Unknown) • Emilne FlochelKarolyne Nemeth • (Unknown) • Henrik HavasiSandorne SarkoziIstvanne LadiJanosne AndoAntalne BangaIlka ZolnaiIstvanne Morocz • Ferencne Lazar • Jozsefne SzucsFerencne VadaszSandorne CsikiJanosne VargaGergely Andras MolnarLajosne Buzaky • Janosne SzentirmayFerencne KustosMargit AmbrusMatyasne KovesdiGyorgyne Toth • Maria Magirius • Janosne Kudasz • Rezso Gallai • Maria HoffnerJozsefne NagyMargit Dezsone KovacsJanosne BelikVeronika ZsilinszkiUnidentified