Philippe Vocanson
Birth: 20 October 1904
Haute-Loire, France
Death: 18 January 2015
Saint-Etienne, France
Age: 110 years, 90 days
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Philippe Vocanson (20 October 1904 – 18 January 2015) was an unverified French supercentenarian who was, at the age of 110, the oldest man in Europe at the time of his death.


Vocanson was born in 1904 in Haute-Loire, France, one of eight siblings. One of his sisters lived to the age of 108. In his younger days, he worked as a shoemaker and a farmer. During WWII, he was captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Germans in northern France. He had two children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He drank little alcohol, and put his longevity down to a diet of cheese and chocolate.[1][2]

Philippe Vocanson became the oldest known man in France following the death of Emile Turlant on 15 September 2013 and the oldest known man in Europe following the death of Gallai Rezso on 25 September 2014. He died in Saint-Etienne on 18 January 2015, aged 110 years, 90 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