Tekla Juniewicz

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Juniewicz in 2019 with Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Tekla Juniewicz (born as Tekla Dadak; 10 June 1906 – 19 August 2022) is the oldest Polish person ever titleholder. She is also the oldest validated person ever from Eastern Europe.

She become the oldest living person in Poland after the death of Jadwiga Szubartowicz on 20 July 2017. In 2019, she met Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

On 23 February 2022, Juniewicz surpassed Dina Manfredini’s final age to become the oldest validated emigrant ever. Until her death at the age of 116 years and 70 days, she was the second oldest living person in the world behind Lucile Randon for 4 months, upon the death of Kane Tanaka.[1]

Tekla's record of the oldest validated emigrant ever was surpassed less than a year after her death by Maria Branyas Morera.

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  1. "World's oldest person Kane Tanaka dies at 119 years-Know who is the oldest person alive now". www.jagranjosh.com. 26 April 2022. Retrieved 3 September 2022.