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-American supercentenarian. When he died, his age of 115 years and 252 days was the longest verified lifespan of any male in modern history until December 28, 2012, when Jiroemon Kimura of Japan surpassed this record. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Mortensen has received more than 559,067 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Christian Mortensen is the 1,447th most popular religious figure (down from 1,386th in 2019), the 261st most popular biography from Denmark (down from 241st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Danish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Christian Mortensen ranks 1,447 out of 2,272Before him are Jerzy Radziwiłł, George Martinuzzi, Camillo Ruini, John Tong Hon, José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, and Acacius of Constantinople. After him are Kartir, Zakir Naik, Aristarchus of Thessalonica, Dashrath Manjhi, Joseph Barsabbas, and Henri Langlois.

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Among people born in 1882, Christian Mortensen ranks 114Before him are Vilém Mathesius, Joseph Cardijn, Halil Kut, Sylvia Pankhurst, Shigenori Tōgō, and Hugh Dowding. After him are Auguste Herbin, Karl Valentin, Otto Ruge, Arnold Rothstein, Yakov Perelman, and James F. Byrnes. Among people deceased in 1998, Christian Mortensen ranks 104Before him are Barry Goldwater, Richard Hamming, Nguyễn Văn Linh, Birger Ruud, Anatoly Rybakov, and Mancur Olson. After him are Juan José Nogués, J. T. Walsh, Lia Manoliu, Olivier Gendebien, Slava Metreveli, and Joan Brossa.

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Among people born in Denmark, Christian Mortensen ranks 261 out of 783Before him are Augusta of Denmark (1580), Frederick Christian I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1721), Lucile Grahn (1819), Kim Larsen (1945), J. C. Jacobsen (1811), and Bjarne Riis (1964). After him are Torben Ulrich (1928), Peter Høeg (1957), Knud Enemark Jensen (1936), Kaj Munk (1898), Jens Galschiøt (1954), and Peter Freuchen (1886).


Among religious figures born in Denmark, Christian Mortensen ranks 6Before him are Ubba (1000), Tollund Man (-400), Charles I, Count of Flanders (1083), Sigmundur Brestisson (961), and Hans Tausen (1494). After him are Thomas Kingo (1634).