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Herbert Kreibich
Herbert Kreibich
Herbert Kreibich at age 105.
Birth: 24 March 1910
Kaaden an der Eger, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
Death: 7 January 2019
Montreux, Switzerland
Age: 108 years, 289 days
Country: Czech RepublicCZESwitzerlandSUI

Herbert Kreibich (24 March 1910 – 7 January 2019) was a Czech-Swiss centenarian who was the oldest living man in Switzerland. He is the third oldest man in the Swiss history.


Kreibich was born in Kaaden an der Eger, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic), on 24 March 1910. The Second World War took the Kreibich family first to Hesse and later to the Palatinate. Kreibich was known as entrepreneur and manager, among other things as CFO and later Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH in Ludwigshafen. Following his retirement in 1975, he moved with his wife from Ludwigshafen to Weinheim, Switzerland. He published a book "Dynamische innerbetriebliche Berichte als Führungsinstrument" in the Verlag Moderne Industrie. His wife Trude Kreibich died in 2013. In his final years, Kreibich lived in Montreux (Canton of Vaud) at the Lake Geneva.

Kreibich died on 7 January 2019 at the age of 108 years, 289 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