Jadwiga Zołotucho

POLAND supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Jadwiga Zołotucho
  • Lifespan: (29.03.1892 – 01.07.2003)
  • Age: 111 years, 94 days
  • Birthplace: Vilnius, Russian Empire (now Vilnius, Vilnius apskritis, Lithuania)
  • Last residence: Ostróda, Ostróda County, Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship, Poland
  • Application date: 17.06.2015
  • Validation date: 13.07.2021
  • Validation source: Wacław Jan Kroczek/Leonarda Skorulska/Łukasz Szołdra


Jadwiga Zolotucho was born in Vilnius, Russian Empire (present-day Lithuania) on 29 March 1892.

Until her death, she was mentally fit, walked with the help of a walker and very much enjoyed watching the Polish show “Familiada“, and also solving crossword and reading with a magnifying glass. He had great-granddaughters Beata and Leonarda. Following World War II she settled in Ostróda, Warmia-Masuria.

Jadwiga Zolotucho died in Ostróda, Warmia-Masuria, Poland on 1 July 2003, at the age of 111 years, 94 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Poland, and the oldest in Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship.

She was thought to have been the first supercentenarian in the history of Poland as well as the Longevity Recordholder of Poland until the discovery and research of Rozalia Milczarek (1869-1981).

Longevity recognition

  • Oldest living person in Warmia Masuria Voivodeship (until 01.07.2003)
  • Longevity Recordholder of Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship (2003-present)
  • Doyenne of Poland (15.10.1999 – 01.07.2003)


Jadwiga Zołotucho’s age was verified by Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Poland Correspondent, with the significant and invaluable help of Leonarda Skorulska, Łukasz Szołdra, and Mrs. Zołotucho’s family members, who were visited and interviewed by Wacław Jan Kroczek in Ostróda in 2016, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 13 July 2021.

Jadwiga Zołotucho at age 110.

Photo courtesy of Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Correspondent for Poland and Nordic Countries, and Mrs. Zołotucho’s family of Ostróda, Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship, Poland.

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