Hilda Grahn

SWEDEN supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Hilda Grahn
  • Lifespan: (10.06.1888 – 24.06.1998)
  • Age: 110 years14, days
  • Birthplace: Södra Sandby, Lund kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
  • Last residence: Höör, Höör kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
  • Application date: N/A
  • Validation date: N/A
  • Validation source: Foti Tillo


Hilda Grahn was born in Södra Sandby, Lund kommun, Skåne län, Sweden, (then Malmöhus län) on 10 June 1888. In young age, she worked as a maid in Dalby, Skåne. There she met her husband Otto. Together they opened a glazing business in Eslöv. They had three children all of who she outlived. She had three grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her later life, she was a resident of Staffanstorp before moving to Ringsjöhemmet care home in Höör.

Following the death of 109 year-old Clara Asberg on 27 August 1997, Grahn became the oldest living person in Sweden, a title she shared jointly with Teresia Lindahl of Norrahammar.

Grahn died in Höör, Höör kommun, Skåne län, Sweden on 24 June 1998 at the age of 110 years, 14 days.

Longevity recognition

  • Doyenne of Sweden (27.08.1997 – 24.06.1998) [title jointly shared with Teresia Lindahl]


Hilda Grahn’s age was verified by Foti Tillo, GRG Correspondent for Sweden, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Hilda Grahn (1888-1998)

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