Jan van der Giessen
Jan van der Giessen
Birth: 17 December 1899
Rozenburg, South Holland, The Netherlands
Death: 19 March 2008
Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands
Age: 108 years, 93 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Johannes Leendert "Jan" van der Giessen (17 December 1899 – 19 March 2008) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known living man in the Netherlands at the time of his death.

Biography

Van der Giessen was born in Rozenburg on 17 December 1899. He worked as an insurance agent and retired at the age of 65. He moved to Rotterdam in 1936 and lived there for the next 72 years.

Van der Giessen became the oldest living Dutchman on 7 June 2006 when Jan Voogt Pzn died at the age of 106. He died on 19 March 2008, after his health deteriorated after breaking his hip. He was the last known man in the Netherlands born in the 19th century.

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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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