November 11, 2003 by

Hava Rexha


Categories: Extraordinary People

Hava Rexha, the oldest woman in Albania, died on Nov. 8. Cause of death was not released. She was 123.
Born Aug. 22, 1880, Rexha spent her whole life doing farming jobs and housework in the Albanian village of Shushice. A devout Muslim, Rexha never drank alcohol, but she did smoke.
A report of her existence was made to the Guinness Book of World Records. If her age had been authenticated, Rexha could have been listed as the oldest person who ever lived.
Rexha was buried next to the husband she was forced to marry in 1894 when she was only 14 years old. At the time, he was 60 and had already been married twice. Rexha leaves behind 130 descendants.

4 Responses to Hava Rexha

  1. Joyce

    I saw this info and was trying to find a gentlman I knew that seems to have died in the past year. I am unable to locate what truely happened to him other than he took a fall in the past year and died. I know that he had no family in the states and he was a native of albania. His name was Hamdi Rexha. I know this is not a proper way to post but I have concern for this friend and hoped I might find a connection or someone that might know him. Thank you,

  2. Saimir Xhumri

    This is the cousin of Hamdi Rexha who is trying to find someone in the United States that knows Hamdi Rexha. I used to live in Albania and now i live in the United States. Please whoever knows or has any information about Hamdi Rexha, or his past let me know at this email adress: Thank you.

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