Emma Duvoisin

  • Full name: Emma Duvoisin
  • Lifespan: 05.07.1886 – 30.09.1997
  • Age: 111 years, 87 days
  • Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
  • Last residence: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Application date: 16.01.2007
  • Validation date:  19.02.2007
  • Validation source: Thomas Breining


Emma Duvoisin was born in Bern, Switzerland, on 5 July 1886. She became the oldest living person in Switzerland on 18 November 1994, following the death of Cecile Ida Ritter.

As of 2022, Duvoisin remains the oldest validated person ever born in Switzerland and the forth-oldest person (although third validated) to die in Switzerland behind Rosa Rein, Alice Schaufelberger-Hunziker, and Andree Fehr-de Boulay.

Duvoisin died in Geneva, Switzerland, on 30 September 1997 at the age of 111 years, 87 days.

Longevity titles

Doyenne of Switzerland (N/A-30.09.1997)


Emma Duvoisin age was verified by Thomas Breining and validated by the GRG on February 19th 2007.

Emma Duvoisin at an unknown date.

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