Hanna Eriksson

SWEDEN supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Håll Hanna Kristina Persdotter Eriksson
  • Lifespan: (26.02.1891 – 26.06.2001)
  • Age: 110 years120, days
  • Birthplace: Långlet (now Selja) Mora kommun, Dalarna län, Sweden
  • Last residence: Söderköping, Söderköping kommun, Östergötland län, Sweden
  • Application date: 26.02.2001
  • Validation date: 2001
  • Validation source: Foti Tillo


Hanna Eriksson was born in Långlet, Dalarna Lan, Sweden on 26 February 1891. She started working at an ammunition factory in Karlsborg when she was 16 years old. In 1917, she married Ivar Eriksson and raised her two kids. Ivar died in 1972.

She was very active, biking and riding a moped. Her hearing, however, was much worse. At age 110, Hanna could hardly hear anything and rarely spoke. Sven Eriksson, her son, often had to write down questions for his mother on a piece of paper. And sometimes he got a witty response.

Hanna Eriksson died in Söderköping, Söderköping kommun, Östergötland län, Sweden on 26 June 2001 at the age of 110 years, 120 days. She was the oldest Swedish person to never be Sweden’s oldest living person, since her life coincided with that of Elsa Moberg.


Hanna Eriksson’s secrets to a long life included exercise, drinking a lot of milk, avoiding coffee and cigarettes.

Longevity recognition

  • The 2nd oldest living person in Sweden (behind Elsa Moberg)


Hanna Eriksson’s age was verified by Foti Tillo, GRG Correspondent for Sweden, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) in 2001.

Hanna Eriksson (1891-2001)

GRG Gallery of 2001

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