Marianna Misiewicz

  • Full name: Marianna Misiewicz
  • Lifespan: (26.01.1902 – 28.06.2012)
  • Age: 110 years, 156 days
  • Birthplace: Srebrna, Russian Empire (now Srebrna, Szumowo Municipality, Zambrów County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
  • Last residence: Zambrów, Zambrów County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
  • Application date: 20.06.2013
  • Validation date: 27.03.2015
  • Validation source: Wacław Jan Kroczek/Łukasz Szołdra


Marianna Misiewicz was born in the village of Srebrna in the Russian Empire. Presently the village is located in Szumowo Municipality, Zambrów County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland. Misiewicz came to Zambrow in 1929 and spent her whole life there ever since. She widowed in 1952.

Reportedly, Misiewicz was still able to go out for a walk at the age of 108. She was physically strong and didn’t take any medications at the time. She was cared by her daughter Celina Myszyńska. Each year, she was visited by the mayor of Zambrow, Kazimierz Dąbrowski.

Marianna Misiewicz had been the oldest living person in Poland since the passing of Wanda Wierzchleyska on 14 January 2012. What is more, she was the oldest person in the history of Podlaskie Voivodeship until her record was broken by Czesława Łasiewicz in 2017.

On the day of her 110th birthday in 2012, the family of Marianna Misiewicz enclosed that the secret of her longevity was optimism, faith in the sense of life, hard work, healthy nutrition and kindness towards her family and neighbours.

Misiewicz died in Zambrow, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland, on 28 June 2012, at the age of 110 years, 154 days. After her death, Józefa Karczewska became the oldest living person in Poland as well as the last surviving person in Poland born in 1902.

Longevity recognition

  • Oldest living person in Podlaskie Voivodeship (until 28.06.2012)
  • Longevity Recordholder of Podlaskie Voivodeship (2012-2017)
  • Doyenne of Poland (18.01.2012 – 28.06.2012)


Marianna Misiewicz’s age was verified by Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Poland Correspondent, with the significant and invaluable help of Łukasz Szołdra, and Mrs. Misiewicz’s family members, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 27 March 2015.

Marianna Misiewicz on her 107th birthday.

Marianna Misiewicz on her 109th birthday.

Marianna Misiewicz on her 110th birthday with her daughter Celina Myszyńska and Kazimierz Dąbrowski, mayor of Zambrów.

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