Adrianus van der Vaart
Adrianus van der Vaart
Van der Vaart and his daughter in-law.
Birth: 26 December 1901
Wilnis, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Death: 28 July 2008
Wilnis, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Age: 106 years, 215 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Adrianus van der Vaart (26 December 1901 – 28 July 2008) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known living man in the Netherlands at the time of his death.

Biography

Adrianus van der Vaart was born on a farm in Wilnis on 26 December 1901. He lived in the town his entire life. He worked as an insurance agent and carpet dealer. Following the loss of his hearing and speech, he invented a sign language with his daughter in-law Corry in order to communicate with her. Until shortly before his death, he drank port wine and smoked cigars, but quit due to health concerns. He became the oldest living man in the Netherlands after the death of Jan van der Giessen on 19 March 2008. He died 4 months later at the age of 106 years, 215 days. 106-year old Jos Wijnant became the country's oldest living man.

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Netherlands's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jannes Reiling • Hendrikus van Horsen • Petrus Bartelen • Keimpe Nijdam • Jan Kip • Wilhelmus Kostering • Willem van der Hulst • Marinus Wolffensberger • Johannes Hesseling • Jacob Hazewinkel • Willem Wels • Andre Beekman • Watze Watzema • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Huibert Prins • Hendrikus Verhoeven • Johannes van der Hoeven • Marcus Faasse • Gerrit van der Horst • Martin Hendrix • Hendrik Nessen • Pieter Zandee • Johannes Rijstenbil • Arthur Notte • Johannes Linning • Gerardus Boomaerts • Jan Nijenhuis • Dirk van der Kooij • Pieter Zaaijer • Albert Geerlings • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Cornelis Jansen • Hendrikus de Bijl • Johannes van Capel • Reinier Pelgrom • Jan de Winter • Frits Rijkens • Jan Pieter Bos • Frits Botterblom • Henri Timmermans • Joop Rosbach • Ko de Lavoir • Jan Voogt Pzn • Jan van der Giessen • Adrianus van der Vaart • Jos Wijnant • Cornelis Geurtz • Gerard Helders • Arie Vermeulen • Tjeerd Epema • Serop Mirzoyan • Floor van Cleemputte • Wim Hendriks • Jacob Berg • Dirk van der Noen • Jan Willem van de Kamp • Eelke Bakker • Anonymous

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