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Maria Gabriella Lerchenthal

European Supercentenarian Organisation
Validated By: European Supercentenarian Organisation On Date: Feb. 16th 2024

Dr. Maria Gabriella Lerchenthal-Serra Borneto is a German-born Italian supercentenarian who is currently the second-oldest living person in Rome, after Anna La Morgia. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).


Lerchenthal was born in Munich, Germany, on 8 June 1913. In 1931, after completing high school, she emigrated to Italy and graduated from university in Rome.

Lerchenthal worked as a university professor in Rome, and married a man surnamed Serra Borneto. Her son also achieved a doctorate.

Lerchenthal currently lives in Rome.

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Lerchenthal has not been reported in the media; she was confirmed privately to have attained supercentenarian status in June 2023.

Lerchenthal is the second-oldest living German emigrant in the world, after Ilse Meingast.

Her age was verified by Paolo Scarabaggio and Marco Wikkerink, and validated by the ESO on 16 February 2024.

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* Supercentenari in Italia – Supercentenari d’Italia