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Alfred Ziegler
Alfred Ziegler
Alfred Ziegler at age 105
Birth: 22 February 1913
Age: 108 years, 246 days
Country: SwitzerlandSUI

Alfred Ziegler (born 22 February 1913) is a Swiss centenarian who is currently the oldest known living man in Switzerland. However, he is not the oldest living Swiss-born man as Maurice Butty of France is older.


Alfred Ziegler was born in Switzerland on 22 February 1913.

In 1939, at the age of 26, he joined the municipal fire station in Wiedikon (today Protection and Rescue Zurich, Guard South) and served there for almost 40 years.

He married Anna (born 1920) in 1943. The couple had two daughters. In 2018, the couple celebrated 74 years of marriage.

As of February 2018, he had two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Alfred Ziegler currently lives with his wife Anna Ziegler in Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 108 years, 246 days.



Switzerland's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jules Nidegger • Alex Montani • Gottfried Zimmermann • Fritz Feldmann • Pierre Gremion • Hans Schaeren • Othmar Balzer • Otto Meier-Masciadri • Arthur Mueller-Hunziker • Werner Tschaggelar • Felix Sierro • Battista Sargenti • Herbert Kreibich • Walter Berger • Alfred Ziegler