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Margrethe Egholm
Margrethe Egholm
Egholm on her 103th birthday in 2006
Birth: 28 May 1903
Midvagur, Vágar, Faroe Islands
Death: 24 July 2008
Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Age: 105 years, 57 days
Country: Faroe Islands (Denmark)FRO,DenmarkDEN

Margrethe Egholm (née Niclassen; 28 May 1903 – 24 July 2008) was a Faroese centenarian who was the oldest living person on the Faroe Islands at time of death.


Anna Margrethe Frederikke Niclassen was born in Midvagur, Vágar, Faroe Islands on 28 May 1903. Her parents were Johannes Niclassen and Henriette (née Joensen) Niclassen. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried. She had eight siblings and two half-siblings.

She married Peter Andreas Egholm (1898–1954). The couple had one children: Jens Petur Egholm (1933–2017).

Margrethe Egholm died in Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands on 24 July 2008 at the age of 105 years, 57 days. At the time of her death, she had 2 grandchildren.


Faroe Islands’ Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna AskhamMargrethe Egholm • Unidentified (Runavik) • Anna Malene Weihe • Joen Sofus Hansen • Theodor Thomassen • Laura Hojgaard • Daniella Olsen • Malla Olsen • Kala Jensen • Sylvia Berg