Émile Turlant
Emile Turlant

Emile [French: Émile] Turlant (1 April 1904 – 15 September 2013) was a French centenarian who was the oldest living man in France since the death of 109-year-old Louis Le Bouedec on 21 August 2012. He died on 15 September 2013, after having held the title of oldest living French man for over a year. 


In the late 1920's he moved to Paris to work in factory making parachutes. In 1932 he married Lucienne Crête, a seamstress, but didn't have any children. He was mobilized during World War II but was not called up to fight. He worked during the night while she worked during the day, which Turlant said "prevented them from spending a lot of time together".

Emile Turlant died on 15 September 2013 aged 109 years, 167 days.

France's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jean Teillet • Louis-Jules Lebon • Unknown • Adolphe GravelinesHenri Perignon • Emile Fourcade • Bernard Delhom • Louis Arthur Bon • Leon-Clement Estivals • Theophane Rifosta • Alexis Daigneau • Raymond Abescat • Hilaire Dharboulle • Jean Latie • Maurice Floquet • Aime Avignon • Louis de Cazenave • Lazare Ponticelli • Pierre Picault • Joseph Malahieude • Felix Rostaing • Philibert Parnasse • Charles De Antoni • Andre Coudrat • Louis Le Bouedec • Emile Turlant • Philippe Vocanson • Roger Gouzy • Robert Bourdon • Georges Massard • Roger Auvin