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Sophia Wijnberg
Sophia Wijnberg
Birth: 17 April 1799
Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
Death: 11 July 1905
Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands
Age: 106 years, 85 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Sophia Fegle Samson Wijnberg (17 April 1799 – 11 July 1905) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known living person in the Netherlands and Europe at the time of her death.

Biography

Sophia Wijnberg was born in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands on 17 April 1799. Her parents were Salomon Samson Wijnberg and Geertruida Mozes Kars. She had three siblings.

At the some point in life, she was fiancée of Gabriel Philip van Perlstein.

She married Isaac Daniel Abrahams on 25 March 1817. The couple had five children. They divorced in 1833.

She became the oldest known living person in Europe, following the death of 107-year-old Karen Brodbaek of Denmark on 5 August 1904.

She was the oldest Dutch woman ever until her age was surpassed by Petronella Braams on 3 March 1948.

Wijnberg died in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands on 11 July 1905 at the age of 106 years, 85 days. Following her death, then-105-year-old Agnete Olsdatter of Norway became the oldest known living person in Europe.

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Europe's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Willem van Renterghem • Marie d'Evergroote • Lavina Hansdatter • Kirsti Skagen • Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Margaret Ann Neve • Karen BrodbaekSophia Wijnberg • Agnete Olsdatter • Honor Coleman • Sophie Lacomte • Maria Vleminckx • Johanna Berns • Matthias Dodenhoff • Sarah Gardiner • Elisabeth Jensen • Britta Njeldsdatter • Frederick Stabbins • Jane Lister • Martha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Gertrud Kübbeler • Marie Delfairiere • Frances Smith • Katherine Plunket • Eliza Roff • Maria Montemurro • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Wilhelmine Olschewski • Mary Davey • Francesco Cubadda • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Johanna Johansson • Elizabeth Sellwood • Petronella Braams • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Karl Glockner • Sarah Humphrey • Maria Johansson • Michelina Macchia • Caroline Beale • Josephine Marchal • Luise Rissmann • Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Willem Kostering • Ella Ille Rentel • Lovisa Svensson • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Katharina Braun • Frederique Noel • Florence Pannell • Augustine Tessier • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Anna Eliza Williams • Jeanne Calment • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Amy Hulmes • Germaine Haye • Teresa Fumarola • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi • Camille Loiseau • Maria de Jesus • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Lucia Lauria • Florrie Baldwin • Venere Pizzinato-Papo • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Maria Redaelli • Emma Morano • Ana Vela Rubio • Giuseppina Projetto • Maria Giuseppa Robucci • Lucile Randon •

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