Christian Mortensen

1882 - 1998

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Thomas Peter Thorvald Kristian Ferdinand Mortensen (August 16, 1882 – April 25, 1998), known as Christian Mortensen, was a Danish supercentenarian who resided in California, United States. When he died, his age of 115 years and 252 days was the longest verified male lifespan at the time, until Jiroemon Kimura surpassed him in 2012. Mortensen was baptized in Fruering Church on December 26, 1882. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Mortensen has received more than 859,501 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Christian Mortensen is the 1,497th most popular religious figure (down from 1,406th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 215th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Christian Mortensen ranks 1,497 out of 3,187Before him are Loris Francesco Capovilla, Daniele Comboni, Theodosius of Kiev, Simon of Trent, Polyeuctus, and Eudoxius of Antioch. After him are Hieda no Are, Prince Oscar Bernadotte, Anthony of Kiev, Abu Dujana, Catherine of Ricci, and Alexandrina of Balazar.

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Among people born in 1882, Christian Mortensen ranks 103Before him are Karl Rapp, Infanta María Teresa of Spain, Vilém Mathesius, Kâzım Karabekir, Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, and Shigenori Tōgō. After him are Harry Porter, Bronisław Huberman, Anna Schäffer, Aurel Vlaicu, Inayat Khan, and Emma Jung. Among people deceased in 1998, Christian Mortensen ranks 92Before him are J. T. Walsh, Ramón Sampedro, Antonio Quarracino, Zlatko Čajkovski, Nguyễn Văn Linh, and Sōsuke Uno. After him are Kea Bouman, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Bruno Munari, Slava Metreveli, Beatrice Wood, and John Derek.

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Among people born in Denmark, Christian Mortensen ranks 224 out of 1,032Before him are Peter Andreas Hansen (1795), Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden (1768), Herman Bang (1857), Leonora Christina Ulfeldt (1621), Kenneth Zohore (1994), and Kaj Munk (1898). After him are Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (1913), Conrad Malte-Brun (1775), Thomas Vinterberg (1969), Svein Knutsson (1016), Wilhelm Marstrand (1810), and Peder Mørk Mønsted (1859).


Among religious figures born in Denmark, Christian Mortensen ranks 2Before him are Charles I, Count of Flanders (1083). After him are Hans Tausen (1494), Sigmundur Brestisson (961), Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916), Thomas Kingo (1634), and Oswald of Worcester (1000).