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Pierre Joseph Darcourt (23 January 1729 - 11 May 1837) was a Belgian centenarian and the first person known to reach the age of 108. At the time of his death, he was the oldest person ever, a title later surpassed by Anne D'Evergroote, and then by various supercentenarians.[1]

He was the last living person born in the 1720s at the time of his death.

Life

Darcourt was born in 1729. He was a tailor, and in 1791 became a widower. To our knowledge, he was the oldest person in the world with the death of Marie-Louise Plante in 1832. He died more than five years later at the age of 108. At the time of his death he was the oldest person ever, though he would later be surpassed by Anne D'Evergroote.[2]

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