Friedrich Wedeking
Friedrich Wedeking
Birth: 10 October 1862
Blomberg, Germany
Death: 5 May 1973
Dortmund, Germany
Age: 110 years, 207 days
Country: GER FlagGER

Heinrich Karl Friedrich Wedeking (10 October 1862 – 5 May 1973) was the first German supercentenarian. He was born in Blomberg and died in Dortmund.[1]

He was the world's oldest validated man from the death of John Mosley Turner on 21 March 1968 until his own death (however, data from the 1968-1973 period remains woefully incomplete and this may reflect a "placeholder" value at the start of his "title reign" at age only 105 in 1968).


World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal

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