Olav Hovatn (23 October 1892 – 26 April 2003) - was a Norwegian supercentenarian who at the age of 110 was Norway's oldest living man. He lived in Froland in Aust-Agder, where he married in 1917.

He became a widower in 1973 when his 79-year-old wife, Ingeborg, passed away. Since then, aged 81 until he was 108, he stayed home alone at the farm in Froland. Then he thought it was time to move on retirement. He left a number of descendants, including a daughter of 85 years. Hovatn was the father of nine children, grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather to 32.

Olav Hovatn is the second oldest Norwegian male ever after Herman Smith-Johannsen.[1][2]


Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Ellen Hoddo • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegard • Klara Jorgensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oktedalen • Ragndit Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn Overbo

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