OLDEST VALIDATED CENTENARIAN BY YEAR (as of September 25, 2007)
(the oldest is also the last, except where noted)
Nation Year Name Born Died Years Days R S Source Date Added
Norway 1685 Eilif Philipsen July 21, 1682 June 20, 1785 102 333 W M Thorkild Kjaergaard
1686
1687
1688
1689
1690
1691
1692
1693
1694
England 1695 Ferdinand Ashmall Jan.  9, 1695 Feb.  5, 1798 103 27 W M Julia Hynde
1696
1697
1698
1699
1700
1701
1702
1703
1704
1705
1706
1707
1708
1709
1710
1711
1712
1713
1714
1715
1716
1717
1718
1719
1720
1721
1722
1723
1724
Quebec (New France) 1725 Marie-Louise Plante Mar. 10, 1725 June 14, 1832 107 96 W F Bertrand Desjardins Oct.  7, 2005
1726
1727
U.S. (MA) 1728 Edward Holyoke Aug.  1, 1728 Mar. 31, 1829 100 242 W M Who Was Who
Belgium 1729 Pierre Darcourt Jan. 23, 1729 May 11, 1837 108 108 W M Dany Chambre/Michel Poulain
1730
Quebec (New France) 1731 Marie-Anne Lizotte July  6, 1731 Jan. 14, 1835 103 192 W F Bertrand Desjardins Oct.  7, 2005
1732
1733
1734
1735
Quebec (New France) 1736 Marie-Therese Laveau June 26, 1736 May 21, 1838 101 329 W F Bertrand Desjardins Oct.  7, 2005
France 1737 Jeanne Hudenot Feb. 28, 1737 May 20, 1843 106 81 W F Laurent Toussaint July 26, 2006
Quebec (New France) 1738 Marie-Rosalie Lizotte Dec. 25, 1738 Mar.  5, 1847 108 70 W F Bertrand Desjardins Oct.  7, 2005
1739
1740
Quebec (New France) 1741 Marie-Therese Hamel Feb. 14, 1741 July 17, 1841 100 153 W F Bertrand Desjardins Oct.  7, 2005
1742
Belgium 1743 Marie Anne Colin Mar. 20, 1743 July 24, 1849 106 126 W F Dany Chambre
1744
Netherlands 1745 Thomas Peters Apr.  6, 1745 Mar. 26, 1857 111 354 W M Guinness Book
1746
1747
  1748  
1749
France 1750 Marie Françoise Fleury Oct. 15, 1750 Apr. 28, 1857 106 195 W F Dany Chambre
1751
1752
1753
1754
Scotland (UK) 1755 David Rennie Feb. 28, 1755 Mar.  2, 1857 102 2 W M William Thoms Human Longevity: Its Facts and Fictions p. 27
1756
1757
1758
1759
1760
1761
1762
1763
1764
1765
1766
1767
1768
1769
1770
England (UK) 1771 Lady Catherine Shafro Feb. 10, 1771 Mar. 19, 1872 101 38 W F William Thoms Human Longevity: Its Facts and Fictions p. 25-26
1772
1773
1774
1775
1776
1777
1778
1779
1780
1781
Belgium 1782 Willem Van Renterghem Dec. 9, 1782 Oct. 24, 1888 105 320 W M Dany Chambre
Belgium 1783 Anne D'Evergroote Oct. 18, 1783 Mar. 14, 1892 108 148 W F Dany Chambre
Belgium 1784 Elisabeth Vandevraye Nov. 19, 1784 Nov. 26, 1889 105 7 W F Dany Chambre
1785
England (UK) 1786 Thomas Morgan May  4, 1786 Jan. 29, 1893 106 270 W M Guinness Book 2007 Mar.  6, 2007
1787
Netherlands 1788 Geert Boomgaard Sept. 21, 1788 Feb.  3, 1899 110 135 W M Guinness Book/Gert Jan Kuiper
1789
1790
1791
Channel Is, UK 1792 Margaret Ann Neve May 18, 1792 Apr.  4, 1903 110 321 W F Guinness Book
1793
1794
1795
1796
1797
1798
Netherlands 1799 Sophia Wijnberg Mar. 12, 1799 July 11, 1905 106 121 W F Dany Chambre
Germany 1800 Johann Roeder Jan. 21, 1800 July 23, 1909 109 183 W M http://www.greenmountqcy.com/resident.html
1801
1802
1803
Belgium 1804 Sophie Lacomte May 12, 1804 Apr. 2, 1910 105 325 W F Dany Chambre
Belgium 1805 Maria Theresia Vleminckx Oct. 8, 1805 Oct. 29, 1913 108 21 W F Dany Chambre
1806
England 1807 Ann Pouder Apr.  8, 1807 July 10, 1917 110 93 W F Alexander Graham Bell
Belgium 1808 Marie Marguerite Gomain Sept. 25, 1808 Apr. 30, 1914 105 217 W F Dany Chambre
1809
1810
1811
1812
1813
U.S.  1814 Louisa Thiers Oct.  2, 1814 Feb. 17, 1926 111 138 W F Guinness Book
U.S. (NY) 1815 Delina Filkins May  4, 1815 Dec.  4, 1928 113 214 W F Guinness Book/A. Ross Eckler
Russia 1816 Princess Leonilla May  9, 1816 Feb.  1, 1918 101 268 W F Guinness Book
England 1817 Miriam Bannister Mar. 19, 1817 Apr.  9, 1928 111 21 W F Irving Fisher/Alexander Mann (from Bowermann book)
Belgium 1818 Catherine Bettendorf Dec. 25, 1818 Oct. 2, 1924 105 282 W F Dany Chambre
Belgium 1819 Marie Catherine Delfairiere June 21, 1819 Dec. 26, 1926 107 188 W F Dany Chambre
Ireland 1820 Katherine Plunket Nov. 22, 1820 Oct. 14, 1932 111 327 W F Guinness Book
Belgium 1821 Jean Pierre Dupont June 26, 1821 Nov. 2, 1926 105 129 W M Dany Chambre
Netherlands 1822 Elisabeth De Witte Nov. 1, 1822 Sept. 9, 1928 106 312 W F Dany Chambre
Belgium 1823 Herlindis Goeminne Oct. 18, 1823 Jan. 21, 1929 105 95 W F Dany Chambre
1824
France 1825 Victoire Joseph Desrumaux Jan. 11, 1825 Feb. 1, 1932 107 21 W F Dany Chambre
1826
Scotland 1827 Rachel MacArthur Nov. 26, 1827 Dec. 10, 1936 109 14 W F Guinness Book
1828
Netherlands 1829 Gebke Hinrichs Tjaden Mar. 29, 1829 May 13, 1935 106 45 W F Dany Chambre
Ireland 1830 Mary Harris Jones May  1, 1830 Nov. 30, 1930 100 213 W F Encyclopaedia Britannica
1831
1832
Belgium 1833 Marie Louise Van Hoorebeeck Dec. 12, 1833 Dec. 3, 1939 105 356 W F Dany Chambre
1834
1835
Australia 1836 Mary Ann Crow Feb.  2, 1836 July 31, 1945 109 179 W F Guinness Book
U.S. (MD) 1837 Rep. Henry Gibson Dec. 24, 1837 May 25, 1938 100 152 W M Congressional biographies
1838
England (UK) 1839 Isabella Shepheard Aug. 22, 1839 Nov. 20, 1948 109 90   W F Guinness Book
Sweden 1840 Johanna Johannson May  6, 1840 Nov.  2, 1947 107 180 W F Foti Tillo
Netherlands 1841 Petronella Braams Dec. 8, 1841 June 29, 1948 106 204   W F Dany Chambre
England (UK) 1842 Betsy Baker Aug. 20, 1842 Oct. 24, 1955 113 65 W F E.A. Kral
U.S. (NY) 1843 James Hard July 15, 1843 Mar. 12, 1953 109 240 W M Robert Young July 25, 2006
France 1844 Marie Flassayer June 13, 1844 Apr. 18, 1954 109 309 W F Guinness Book
  1845[1]                
U.S. (NY) 1846 Wayland Newell Sept. 15, 1846 Sept. 17, 1954 108 2   W M E.A. Kral
Italy 1847 Rosalia Spoto Aug. 25, 1847 Feb. 20, 1957 109 179 W F Guinness Book
Belgium 1848 Catherine Emerence Baert May 25, 1848 Dec. 27, 1955 107 216   W F Chambre Dany
U.S. (TX) 1849 James Henry Brett, Jr July 25, 1849 Feb. 10, 1961 111 200   M Guinness Book
Norway 1850 Marie Olsen May  1, 1850 Nov. 24, 1959 109 207 W F Guinness Book
Netherlands 1851 Wilhelmus Kostering Nov. 22, 1851 Dec.  9, 1960 109 17 W M Gert Jan Kuiper
Canada (QUE) 1852 Joseph St. Amour Feb. 26, 1852 Mar. 16, 1962 110 18 W M Bertrand Desjardins 2006
Sweden 1853 Lovisa Svensson Nov. 20, 1853 Feb. 17, 1963 109 89 W F Foti Tillo
England (UK) 1854 Ellen Dart Nov.  1, 1854 Oct.  8, 1963 108 341 W F Andrew Walton/Matthias Kesselschlaeger Sept. 11, 2007
England (UK) 1855[2] Elizabeth Kensley May 12, 1855 Mar.  6, 1965 109 298 W F Guinness Book Apr. 27, 2006
England (UK) 1856 John Turner June 15, 1856 Mar. 21, 1968 111 280 W M Roger Thatcher
South Africa 1857 Johanna Booyson Jan. 17, 1857 June 16, 1968 111 151 W F Guinness Book
England 1858 Ada Roe Feb.  6, 1858 Jan. 11, 1970 111 339 W F Guinness Book/Roger Thatcher
Iceland 1859 Maria Andresdottir June 21, 1859 Sept.  3, 1965 106 74 W F Guinness Book
Spain 1860 Josefa Salas Mateo July 14, 1860 Feb. 27, 1973 112 228 W F Guinness Book
England 1861 Alice Stevenson July 10, 1861 Aug. 18, 1973 112 39 W F Guinness Book/Roger Thatcher
Netherlands 1862 Watze Watzema Jan. 11, 1862 Sept. 27, 1966 104 259 W M Gert Jan Kuiper
Japan 1863 Niwa Kawamoto Aug.  5, 1863 Nov. 16, 1976 113 103 O F Kasushige Hishimuna
U.S. (IL) 1864 Mary Bittlebrun Mar. 19, 1864 Aug.  6, 1976 112 140 W F E.A. Kral
Japan 1865 Shigechiyo Izumi June 29, 1865 Feb. 21, 1986 120 237 O M Guinness Book
France 1866 Marie-Virginie Duhem Aug.  2, 1866 Apr. 25, 1978 111 266 W F Guinness Book/Jean-Marie Robine
U.S. (CA) 1867 Fannie Thomas Apr. 14, 1867 Jan. 22, 1981 113 283 W F Guinness Book/SSA study
England 1868 Florence Pannell Dec. 26, 1868 Oct. 20, 1980 111 299 W F Roger Thatcher
U.S. (NH) 1869 Nellie Spencer Aug. 24, 1869 Nov. 13, 1982 113 81 W F SSA study
U.S. (VA) 1870 Mathew Beard July  9, 1870 Feb. 16, 1985 114 222 B M SSA study
U.S. (DC) 1871 Zachariah Blackistone Feb. 16, 1871 Apr. 18, 1982 111 61 W M SSA study
U.S. (IL) 1872 Ollie Bay Nov. 11, 1872 Dec. 31, 1985 113 50 W F SSA study
Wales, UK 1873 Anna Eliza Williams June  2, 1873 Dec. 27, 1987 114 208 1 W F Guinness Book/Roger Thatcher
U.S. (FL) 1874 Carrie White Nov. 18, 1874 Feb. 14, 1991 116 88 W F Guinness Book
France 1875 Jeanne Calment Feb. 21, 1875 Aug. 4, 1997 122 164 W F Guinness Book/Jean-Marie Robine
Japan 1876 Mitsu Fujisawa Apr.  9, 1876 Jan. 17, 1990 113 283 O F MHW, Japan
England (UK) 1877 Charlotte Hughes Aug.  1, 1877 Mar. 17, 1993 115 228 W F Guinness Book/Roger Thatcher
U.S. (TX) 1878 Margaret Skeete Oct. 27, 1878 May  7, 1994 115 192 W F Guinness Book
Japan 1879 Tane Ikai Jan. 18, 1879 July 12, 1995 116 175 O F MHW, Japan
U.S. (PA) 1880 Sarah Knauss Sept. 24, 1880 Dec. 30, 1999 119 97 W F Guinness Book et al
U.S. (CT) 1881 Mary Bidwell May 19, 1881 Apr. 23, 1996 114 342 W F Guinness Book/SSA study
U.S. (NC) 1882 Maggie Barnes Mar.  6, 1882 Jan. 19, 1998 115 319 B F SSA study/Robert Young
England (UK) 1883 Lucy Askew Sept.  8, 1883 Dec.  9, 1997 114 92 W F Guinness Book/Roger Thatcher
England (UK) 1884 Annie Jennings Nov. 12, 1884 Nov. 20, 1999 115 8 W F Guinness Book/Roger Thatcher
England (UK) 1885 Eva Morris Nov. 18, 1885 Nov.  2, 2000 114 360 W F Guinness Book/Roger Thatcher
France 1886 Marie Bremont Apr. 25, 1886 June  6, 2001 115 42 W F Guinness Book/Jean-Marie Robine
Japan 1887 Kamato Hongo Sept. 16, 1887 Sept. 16, 2003 116 45   O F Guinness Book et al
Cape Verde 1888 Adelina Domingues Feb. 19, 1888 Aug. 21, 2002 114 183   W F Guinness Book (Robert Young, Louis Epstein for)
Ecuador 1889 Maria Esther de Capovilla Sept. 14, 1889 Aug. 27, 2006 116 347   W F Guinness Book/Robert Young
U.S. (TN) 1890 Elizabeth Bolden Aug. 15, 1890 Dec. 11, 2006 116 118   B F Robert Young/Jeff Knight
Puerto Rico 1891 Emiliano Mercado Del Toro Aug. 21, 1891 Jan. 24, 2007 115 156   H M Robert Johnson/Jeff Knight
France 1892 Camille Loiseau Feb. 13, 1892 Aug. 12, 2006 114 180 5 W F Jean-Marie Robine
Japan 1893 Yone Minagawa Jan.  4, 1893 Aug. 13, 2007 114 221 6 O F MHW, Japan
Japan 1894 Shitsu Nakano Jan.  1, 1894 Aug. 19, 2007 113 230 7 O F MHW, Japan
U.S. (SC) 1895 Anne Christopher Mar.  4, 1895 112* W F
*as of Sept. 11, 2007
Notes:
1 The last 1873 centenarian to die was Florence Knapp [Oct. 10, 1873 - Jan. 11, 1988] at 114 years, 92 days years, 93 days
2 Boldface indicates case not eclipsed by prior year.
3 Most recent years are simply caseholders, and will almost certainly change (1887-1892).
4 Guinness accepted Martha Graham [Dec. 1844? - June 25, 1959] though her date of birth is uncertain
5 Emma Tillman [Nov. 22, 1892 - Jan. 28, 2007] was the last, but not oldest, verified person from the year 1892
6 As of Aug. 15, 2007, there remain 3 verified persons still living from this year that have a chance to break this mark.
7 As of Aug. 20, 2007, there remain several verified persons still living from this year with a chance to break this mark

[1]
Robert D Young:
Karl Klockner of Germany claims Dec 28 1845-Oct 10 1953 (according to Mathias Kesselschlager)
[2]
Robert D Young:
Auguste Pahl of Germany was the last from this year, dying July 24 1965 at 109 years 243 days