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Marie Kraslova
Marie Kraslova
Birth: 13 November 1898
Usilne, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
Death: 1 June 2008
Usilne, South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Age: 109 years, 231 days
Country: Czech RepublicCZE

Marie Kraslova [Czech: Marie Kráslová] (13 November 1898 – 1 June 2008) was a Czech centenarian who was the oldest living person in the Czech Republic.


Marie Kraslova was born in Usilne [Czech: Úsilné], Austria-Hungary (now South Bohemia, Czech Republic) on 13 November 1898.

In spite of the poor sight and hearing, Kraslova had a good memory, according to her relatives. She remembered, as she had seen the Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph, when he and his companion passed through her home town. When the Emperor died in 1916, he was eighteen years old. She moved to a care home in 2005 after an accident. She was affectionately called by her grandchildren "little grandmother" [Czech: "malá babička"].

Kraslova became the oldest living person in the Czech Republic following the death of Frantiska Novotna of Vysocina on 31 December 2005.

Kraslova died on 1 June 2008 at the age of 109. She was the last surviving person born in the 1800s in the Czech Republic.


Czech Republic's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Emilie DolezalovaMarie BerankovaFrantiska NovotnaMarie KraslovaMarta PokornaJosef FlanderaJuliana Vasickova • Marie SmejkalovaFrantiska KoznarovaMarie TresnakovaEvangelia CarasovaVlastimila Ceskova • Marie BehenskaBedriska KoehlerovaAnonymousMariе MatouskovaKvetoslava HranosovaMarie Schwarzova • Magdalena Kytnerova • Marie HolikovaLidmile Junkova