Frits Botterblom
Frits Botterblom
Frits Botterblom six days before his 100th birthday.
Birth: 15 February 1896
Hoogland, Utrecht, Netherlands
Death: 8 April 2003
Hoogland, Utrecht, Netherlands
Age: 107 years, 52 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Frederik "Frits" Botterblom (15 February 1896 – 8 April 2003) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known man in the Netherlands at time of his death.

Biography

Frits Botterblom was born in Hoogland, Utrecht, Netherlands on 15 February 1896, the third child of Gert Botterblom and Wijmpje Boersen. His father died in 1912. He married Annie Praat in 1976.

During his working life, he was a farmer in the rural area between Hoogland and Bunschoten. Around his hundredth birthday did, he leave the farm where he was born and raised and moved to a nursing home in Hooglanderveen.

He became the oldest known living man in the Netherlands following the death of 111 year-old Jan Pieter Bos on 15 December 2002.

Frits Botterblom died in Hoogland, Utrecht, Netherlands on 8 April 2003 at the age of 107 years, 52 days. Following his death, then-106-year-old Gerard Timmermans (1896–2004) became the oldest known living man in the Netherlands.

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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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