Fritz Bosch
Fritz Bosch
Birth: 25 February 1877
Switzerland
Death: 25 November 1986
Fribourg, Switzerland
Age: 109 years, 273 days
Country: SwitzerlandSUI
Centenarian

Fritz Bosch [German: Bösch, also Boesch] (25 February 1877 – 25 November 1986) was a Swiss centenarian who was the male longevity recordholder for Switzerland from 1984 until 2011.

Biography

Fritz Bosch was born on 25 February 1877 in Switzerland. It is not clear when he became the oldest man in Switzerland, but he became the oldest person in Switzerland on 21 August 1984 following the death of 109-year-old Ada Duvoisin of Geneva. A few months prior, on 13 March 1984, Bosch became the male longevity recordholder for Switzerland, surpassing the age of Zurich’s Johann Kuehlein (1868-1975).

On 6 November 1986, Bosch was taken to a hospital after suffering from blocked kidneys. He died on 25 November 1986 in Fribourg, Switzerland at the age of 109 years, 273 days. His successor as Switzerland’s oldest person was then-107-year-old Bertha Bournoud-Bucher (1879-1988) of Vaud. His Swiss male longevity record would be broken on 4 December 2011, 25 years after his death, by fellow Fribourg man Pierre Gremion (1902-2012).

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Switzerland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Giustina Giardino-Bianco • Ada Duvoisin • Fritz BoschBertha Bournoud-Bucher • Anita CanonicaSuzanne Monney-Perrin • Marie Huber-Christen • Andree Fehr-de BoulayCecile Ida Ritter • Emma Duvoisin • Hanna Schiess • Mathilde Bonzo-Wrede • Frieda Schopf • Sophie Hew-SchenkerCatherine Amoos • Jules Nidegger • Emma Soller-Kellenberger • Maria Siegrist-Stampfli • Suzanne Jaccard • Anna Ringier-KieserRosa Rein • Adelheid Wehrle-Rieger • Pierre GremionLouise Mafli • Hedwig Hosig-Huggler • Alice Roffler-Waldmeier • Nina Hofer-Lustenberger • Lucrezia Furceri • Germaine BroyonHelene StehleFrieda Binz-Schoch • Alice Schaufelberger-Hunziker

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