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World's Oldest Man titleholders according to Guinness World Records and the Gerontology Research Group.

Chronological list of the oldest living men since 1973

This list is copied from the Gerontology Research Group's list of the World's Oldest Man Titleholders.[1]

# From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan Place of death
or residence
1  ? 5 May 1973 Friedrich Wedeking  ? – 110 10 Oct 1862 – 5 May 1973
110 years, 207 days
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
2 5 May 1973 9 Mar 1974
(308 days)
Frederick Butterfield 109–110 28 Feb 1864 – 9 Mar 1974
110 years, 9 days
England, UK
3 9 Mar 1974 17 Mar 1977
(3 y, 8 d)
Jean Teillet 107–110 6 Nov 1866 – 17 Mar 1977
110 years, 131 days
Île-de-France, France
4 17 Mar 1977 20 Aug 1978
(1 y, 156 d)
Charlie Nelson 109–110 21 Sep 1867 – 20 Aug 1978
110 years, 333 days
Iowa, USA
5 20 Aug 1978 5 Sep 1980
(2 y, 16 d)
Charlie Phillips 108–110 5 May 1870 – 5 Sep 1980
110 years, 123 days
Mississippi, USA
6 5 Sep 1980 16 Feb 1985
(4 y, 164 d)
Mathew Beard 110–114 9 Jul 1870 – 16 Feb 1985
114 years, 222 days
Florida, USA
7 16 Feb 1985 14 Dec 1986
(1 y, 301 d)
Joe Thomas 109–111 1 May 1875 – 14 Dec 1986
111 years, 227 days
Louisiana, USA
8 14 Dec 1986 5 Jan 1987
(22 days)
Herman Smith-Johannsen 111 15 Jun 1875 – 5 Jan 1987
111 years, 204 days
Vestfold, Norway
9 5 Jan 1987 25 Nov 1988
(1 y, 325 d)
Alphaeus Philemon Cole 110–112 12 Jul 1876 – 25 Nov 1988
112 years, 136 days
New Jersey, USA
10 25 Nov 1988 10 Jun 1990
(1 y, 197 d)
John Evans 111–112 19 Aug 1877 – 10 Jun 1990
112 years, 295 days
Wales, UK
11 10 Jun 1990 18 Jun 1990
(8 days)
Henri Perignon 110 14 Oct 1879 – 18 Jun 1990
110 years, 247 days
Normandy, France
12 18 Jun 1990 16 Oct 1991
(1 y, 120 d)
James Wiggins 110–112 15 Oct 1879 – 16 Oct 1991
112 years, 1 day
Arkansas, USA
13 16 Oct 1991 14 Jun 1993
(1 y, 241 d)
Frederick Frazier 111–113 27 Jan 1880 – 14 Jun 1993
113 years, 138 days
Alabama, USA
14 14 Jun 1993 20 Jan 1994
(220 days)
Josep Armengol 111–112 23 Jul 1881 – 20 Jan 1994
112 years, 181 days
Catalonia, Spain
15 20 Jan 1994 25 Apr 1998
(4 y, 95 d)
Christian Mortensen 111–115 16 Aug 1882 – 25 Apr 1998
115 years, 252 days
California, USA
16 25 Apr 1998 17 Jul 1998
(83 days)
Johnson Parks 113 15 Oct 1884 – 17 Jul 1998
113 years, 275 days
Florida, USA
17 17 Jul 1998 25 Dec 1998
(161 days)
Walter Richardson 112–113 7 Nov 1885 – 25 Dec 1998
113 years, 48 days
Illinois, USA
18 25 Dec 1998 29 Apr 1999
(125 days)
Denzo Ishisaki 112 20 Oct 1886 – 29 Apr 1999
112 years, 191 days
Ibaraki, Japan
19 29 Apr 1999 15 Nov 1999
(200 days)
Antonio Urrea-Hernandez 111 18 Feb 1888 – 15 Nov 1999
111 years, 270 days
Catalonia, Spain
20 15 Nov 1999 1 Mar 2001
(1 y, 106 d)
John Painter 111–112 20 Sep 1888 – 1 Mar 2001
112 years, 162 days
Tennessee, USA
21 1 Mar 2001 3 Jan 2002
(308 days)
Antonio Todde 112 22 Jan 1889 – 3 Jan 2002
112 years, 346 days
Sardinia, Italy
22 3 Jan 2002 28 Sep 2003
(1 y, 268 d)
Yukichi Chuganji 112–114 23 Mar 1889 – 28 Sep 2003
114 years, 189 days
Fukuoka, Japan
23 28 Sep 2003 5 Mar 2004
(159 days)
Joan Riudavets 113–114 15 Dec 1889 – 5 Mar 2004
114 years, 81 days
Balearic Islands, Spain
24 5 Mar 2004 19 Nov 2004
(259 days)
Fred Hale, Sr. 113 1 Dec 1890 – 19 Nov 2004
113 years, 354 days
Maine, USA
25 19 Nov 2004 24 Jan 2007
(2 y, 66 d)
Emiliano Mercado del Toro 113–115 21 Aug 1891 – 24 Jan 2007
115 years, 156 days
Isabela, Puerto Rico
26 24 Jan 2007 19 Jun 2009
(2 y, 146 d)
Tomoji Tanabe 111–113 18 Sep 1895 – 19 Jun 2009
113 years, 274 days
Miyazaki, Japan
27 19 Jun 2009 18 Jul 2009
(29 days)
Henry Allingham 113 6 Jun 1896 – 18 Jul 2009
113 years, 42 days
England, UK
28 18 Jul 2009 14 Apr 2011
(1 y, 270 d)
Walter Breuning 112–114 21 Sep 1896 – 14 Apr 2011
114 years, 205 days
Montana, USA
29 14 Apr 2011 12 Jun 2013
(2 y, 59 d)
Jiroemon Kimura 113–116 19 Apr 1897 – 12 Jun 2013
116 years, 54 days
Kyoto, Japan
30 11 Jun 2013 13 Sep 2013
(94 days)
Salustiano Sanchez 112 8 Jun 1901 – 13 Sep 2013
112 years, 97 days
New York, USA
31 13 Sep 2013 24 Apr 2014
(223 days)
Arturo Licata 111 2 May 1902 – 24 Apr 2014
111 years, 357 days
Sicily, Italy
32 24 Apr 2014 8 Jun 2014
(45 days)
Alexander Imich 111 4 Feb 1903 – 8 Jun 2014
111 years, 124 days
New York, USA
33 8 Jun 2014 5 Jul 2015
(1 y, 27 d)
Sakari Momoi 111–112 5 Feb 1903 – 5 Jul 2015
112 years, 150 days
Saitama Pref., Japan
34 5 Jul 2015 19 Jan 2016
(198 days)
Yasutaro Koide 112 13 Mar 1903 – 19 Jan 2016
112 years, 312 days
Aichi Pref., Japan
35 19 Jan 2016 11 Aug 2017
(1 y, 205 d)
Israel Kristal 112–113 15 Sep 1903 – 11 Aug 2017
113 years, 330 days
Haifa, Israel
No current official Record Holder; the Oldest Validated Man is:
36 11 Aug 2017 Present Masazo Nonaka 112* Born 25 Jul 1905

112 years, 84 days

Hokkaido, Japan

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