Michalina Wasilewska

POLAND supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Michalina Stefania Wasilewska
  • Lifespan: (21.12.1898 – 03.01.2010)
  • Age: 111 years, 13 days
  • Birthplace: Warszawa, Russian Empire (now Warszawa, Masovia Voivodeship, Poland)
  • Last residence: Warszawa, Masovia Voivodeship, Poland
  • Application date: 16.10.2013
  • Validation date: 19.05.2016
  • Validation source: Wacław Jan Kroczek


Michalina Wasilewska was born in Warsaw’s Wola district, Russian Empire (now Warsaw, the capital of Poland) on 21 December 1898. She worked as a janitor at the Technical School of Mechanical Engineering. Michał Konarski at Okopowa Street for many years. During the Warsaw Uprising, she stayed in Żoliborz. From the late 1970s until her death, she lived in Wilanów. She had two sons and a daughter with her husband who died in September 1939.

On 1 December 2008, after the death of 111-year-old Ludwika Kosztyła, she became the oldest living person (Doyenne) in Poland. She is thought to have been the last surviving person in Poland born in the 1800s.

Michalina Wasilewska died in Warszawa, Masovia Voivodeship, on 3 January 2010, at the age of 111 years and 13 days. She had eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Following her death, Wanda Wierzchleyska (born 3 March 1900) became both the oldest living person in Warszawa, the Doyenne of Poland and the last surviving person in Poland born in the XIXth century.

Longevity recognition

  • Oldest living person in Masovia Voivodeship (2007 – 2010)
  • Longevity Recordholder of Masovia Voivodeship (2009 – 2011)
  • Doyenne of Poland (01.12.2008 – 03.01.2010)


Michalina Wasilewska’s age was verified by Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Correspondent for Poland and Nordic Countries, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 19 May 2016.

Michalina Wasilewska on her 110th birthday.

Photo courtesy of Wacław Jan Kroczek, Gerontology Research Group.

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