Jenny Karlsson

SWEDEN supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Jenny Cecilia Karlsson (nee Pilblad)
  • Lifespan: (17.10.1891 – 13.07.2002)
  • Age: 110 years269 days
  • Birthplace: Västra Skedvi, Köpings kommun, Västmanland län, Sweden
  • Last residence: Torslund, Skinnskatteberg kommun, Västmanland län, Sweden
  • Application date: 17.10.2001
  • Validation date: 2001
  • Validation source: Foti Tillo


Jenny Karlsson was born in Västra Skedvi, Köpings kommun, Västmanland, Sweden on 17 October 1891 to Johan Philblad (born 1844) and Anna Philblad (1853–1931). She had 11 siblings. Jenny married Karl Emil Karlsson in Västra Skedvi on 27 July 1917.

She became the oldest known living person in Sweden, following the death of 112-year-old Elsa Moberg on 20 November 2001.

Karlsson died in Torslund, Vastmanland, Sweden on 13 July 2002 at the age of 110 years, 269 days. Following her death, then-110-year-old Johanne Svensson became the oldest known living person in Sweden.

Longevity recognition

  • Doyenne of Sweden (20.11.2001 – 13.07.2002)


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

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