POLAND: Anna Gawłowska, 110, the second-oldest living person in Poland

The Gerontology Research Group is delighted to announce the validation of Anna Gawłowska. Mrs. Gawłowska was born in Teschen, Austria-Hungary (now Cieszyn, Cieszyn County, Silesia Voivodeship, Poland), on June 6, 1913. Anna Gawłowska’s life has woven a rich tapestry of love, family, and enduring memories. In 1936, she embarked on the journey of marriage, and in 1947, she added another chapter by moving to Czerwionka, where she became the proud mother of a son and a daughter. With a legacy that now extends to a cherished grandchild and two great-grandchildren, Anna resides alongside her daughter Urszula, embracing the warmth of family bonds.

On June 6, 2023, Anna Gawłowska stepped into the exquisite realm of supercentenarians as she marked her 110th birthday, a joyous occasion announced on the prestigious World Supercentenarian Forum.

Holding a special place in the annals of Polish longevity, Anna Gawłowska, as of Nov. 12, 2023, stood as the second-oldest known living person in Poland, having succeeded Józefa Ciesielska, who left us on August 3, 2023.

Additionally, following the passing of Tekla Juniewicz on August 19, 2022, Anna Gawłowska assumed the title of the oldest living person in Silesia Voivodeship. In the history of this region, she is the second supercentenarian to be acknowledged after Tekla Juniewicz.

Recognizing her exceptional journey, on August 18, 2023, the Gerontology Research Group proudly declared on the World Supercentenarian Forum that Anna Gawłowska has been accorded the esteemed pending status.


Anna Gawłowska was verified by Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Correspondent for Poland and Nordic Countries, with the significant help of Urszula Gawłowska, and validated on November 12, 2023. The Gerontology Research Group visited Mrs. Gawłowska and the presented her with the official confirmation the day after the validation took place.