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Friedrich Wedeking
Friedrich Wedeking
Birth: 10 October 1862
Blomberg, German Confederation
Death: 5 May 1973
Dortmund, West Germany
(now Germany)
Age: 110 years, 207 days
Country: GER FlagGER
Validated

Heinrich Karl Friedrich Wedeking (10 October 1862 – 5 May 1973) was the first German supercentenarian. He was born in Blomberg, Prussia at the time of the German Confederation and passed away in Dortmund, West Germany (now Germany).[1]

Wedeking retained the German longevity record until Katharina Braun broke it in 1978 and the German male longevity record until it was broken by Hermann Dornemann in 2003. He was also the world's oldest validated man after the death of John Mosley Turner of the United Kingdom on 21 March 1968 until his own death (however, data from the 1968-1973 period remains woefully incomplete and this may reflect a "placeholder" value at the start of his "title reign" at age only 105 in 1968).

Wedeking was one of the founder members of the gliders club, which was created in 1931 and is still active in Blomberg today.

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World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Masazo Nonaka


Germany’s Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Karl Glockner • Unknown • Josef Callenberg • Mathias Bollinger • Unknown • Johann Hartlieb • Adolf Lange • Karl Pfeiffer • Johann Wost • Friedrich Wedeking • August Schmidt • Wilhelm Deffner • Karl Bulow • Fritz Witt • Heinrich Oppermann • Ernst Schutt • Wenzel Novotny • Otto Trost • Peter Schmitt • Friedrich von Rauchhaupt • Wilhelm Gazioch • A. Hermann Lange • Ernst Laurenty • Gustav Rupnow • Robert Hubener • Wilhelm Lehnen • Jonathan Richter • Wilhelm Schorner • Lorenz Imminger • Georg Bredtschneider • Hermann Dornemann • Robert Meier • Wilhelm Remmert • Rudolf Christmann • Georg Thalhofer • Franz Kunstler • Georg Rosenkranz • Hermann Mayer-Kaupp • Erich Berger • Richard Hinz • Friedrich Volmer • Martin Dressel • Paul Veit • Bernhard Prott • Erich Walde • Gustav Gerneth