Henri Pérignon at the age of 110.
Henri Perignon [French: Pérignon] (14 October 1879 – 18 June 1990) was a verified French supercentenarian. He held the title of World's Oldest Man for just eight days.
Perignon was born in a town called Sèvres in the French department Hauts-de-Seine. His parents were Henri Joseph, a journalist, and Victorine (née Tondu) Perignon, a seamstress. On 16 January 1904, he married in Boulogne. His job included being a laundryman as well as being a chauffeur (most notably for the prominent French general Hubert Lyautey). Henri became blind in one eye because of the dangers of this occupation. In 1982, when he was 102 years old, the Caen University Hospital implanted a pacemaker that could facilitate breathing while engaging in physical activities such as riding a bicycle. In 1989, he had a 95-year old nephew named Marcel.
Perignon became the oldest living man in the world after the death of 112-year-old John Evans on 10 June 1990. Perignon himself passed away eight days later in Deauville in Normandy, France on 18 June 1990 at the age of 110 years, 247 days. His death left James Wiggins, who was just a day younger than Perignon, the new titleholder.
- European Stars and Stripes 12 June 1982
- Kingston Gleaner 25 June 1990
|France's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Jean Teillet • Louis-Jules Lebon • Unknown • Pierre James • Adolphe Gravelines • Henri Perignon • Faustin Jaumard • Louis Brard • Andre Raynaud • Emile Fourcade • Bernard Delhom • Louis Arthur Bon • Leon-Clement Estivals • Jules Many • Theophane Rifosta • Alexis Daigneau • Raymond Abescat • Joseph Rabenda • Jean Chevenet • Maurice Floquet • Aime Avignon • Louis de Cazenave • Lazare Ponticelli • Pierre Picault • Joseph Malahieude • Felix Rostaing • Philibert Parnasse • Charles De Antoni • Andre Coudrat • Louis Le Bouedec • Emile Turlant • Philippe Vocanson • Roger Gouzy • Robert Bourdon • Georges Massard • Roger Auvin • Jules Theobald