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Mathew Beard
Birth: 9 July 1870
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Death: 16 February 1985
Florida, USA
Age: 114 years, 222 days
Country: USA FlagUSA

Mat(t)hew Beard (9 July 1870 -16 February 1985) was an American supercentenarian who was, at his death of 114 years, 222 days, the oldest man (and person) ever recorded, and remains one of only 7 men to reach 114 and the first man as well as person to reach the age of 114.[1]

He is considered to have been the world's oldest person, the 55th oldest person of all time, the fourth-oldest verified man ever, the oldest verified man from the continental USA (though Emiliano Mercado del Toro was born in the US territory of Puerto Rico and lived to a greater age), the second-oldest American-born man ever, and the oldest black man ever.

On 4 September 2003, the Kestenbaum study confirmed his age of 114 years, 222 days.

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

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosely 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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