Astrid Zachrison

SWEDEN supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Astrid Zachrison
  • Lifespan: (15.05.1895 – 15.05.2008)
  • Age: 113 years0 days
  • Birthplace: Fliseryd, Mönsterås kommun, Kalmar län, Sweden
  • Last residence: Holsbybrunn, Vetlanda kommun, Jönköping län, Sweden
  • Application date: 15.05.2005
  • Validation date: 02.06.2005
  • Validation source: Foti Tillo


Astrid Zachrison was born in Fliseryd, Kalmar, Sweden on 15 May 1895 to Julius Jonsson (1856–1933) and Eleonora Josefina Amalia (1853–1944). Her grandmother lived to the age of 90. She married Tage Zachrison (1889–1977) in 1928, with whom she had one son, Per-Ivan (1928-2022)

She died in Holsbybrunn, Jonkoping, Sweden on half an hour into her 113th birthday on 15 May 2008.

Longevity records

She became the oldest living person in Sweden on 13 July 2004. After surpassing Elsa Moberg’s final age of 112 years, 143 days on 6 October 2007, to become the oldest validated person in Swedish history, and the second-oldest Nordic-born person ever after Christian Mortensen, who died at the age of 115 years, 252 days in California, USA. She was one of the three last people in Sweden born in 1800s. She was also the first validated supercentenarian to die on their 113th birthday. After her death, Rut Mikaelsson, four years younger than her, became the oldest living person in Sweden.

Longevity recognition

  • Doyenne of Sweden (13.07.2004 – 15.05.2008)
  • Longevity recordholder of Sweden (06.10.2007 – present)


Astrid Zachrison’s age was verified by Mr. Foti Tillo, GRG Correspondent for Sweden, and validated by the GRG on June 6, 2005.

Astrid Zachrison, undated

Astrid Zachrison at age 110.

Astrid Zachrison on her 111th birthday.

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