Wilhelm Schorner
Birth: 3 February 1889
Bavaria, Germany
Death: 29 March 1999
Bavaria, Germany
Age: 110 years, 54 days
Country: GER FlagGER
Wilhelm Schorner (3 February 1889 - 29 March 1999) was a validated German supercentenarian who was both the oldest living man and the oldest living person in Germany.


Wilhelm Schorner was born in Bavaria on 3 February 1889. He spent his entire life in Bavaria. After serving as an infantryman in the First World War, in 1925 he married his wife Barbara, who died in 1984. Until his 85th year, he worked in a sawmill. Even in the second century of his life, the sprightly pensioner has kept his humor. His recipe for old age was: "Do not die!" At the age of 110, he only needed a walking stick as a walking aid.

Schorner died on 29 March 1999 aged 110 years, 54 days. His age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on Mar. 1, 2009. He was the second male supercentenarian in the history of Germany after Friedrich Wedeking. He was the oldest living person in Germany after the death of 109-year old Marie Stegmann on 5 January 1999 until his own death and was succeeded by 110-year old Maria Laqua.


Germany's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Corba • Elfried Libbert • Paula Baumgartner • Gertrud Pannwitz • Ottilie Aleith • Karolina Kruger • Franziska Umrath • Pauline Spyra • Wilhelm Lehnen • Marie Stegmann • Wilhelm Schorner • Maria Laqua • Rosalia Hasenkampf • Magdalene Regener • Anna Stephan • Lina Zimmer • Hermann Dornemann • Frieda Muller • Irmgard von Stephani • Elsa Tauser • Frieda Borchert • Emma Joisten • Alwine Werner • Zhenya Broytman • Frieda Schmidt • Berta Zeisler • Charlotte Bauch • Karolina Grober • Elisabeth Schneider • Gertrud Henze • Frieda Szwillus • Johanna Klink • Charlotte Klamroth • Margarete Dannheimer • Else Ronsch • Herta Oeser • Gustav Gerneth