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Jean Teillet
Jean Teillet
Birth: 6 November 1866
Sainte-Hermine, Pays de la Loire, France
Death: 17 March 1977
Issy-les-Moulineaux, Ile-de-France, France
Age: 110 years, 131 days
Country: FRA FlagFRA
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Jean Teillet (6 November 1866 – 17 March 1977) was a validated French supercentenarian. He was the oldest man in the world at the time of his death.

Biography

Jean Octave Arthur Teillet was born in a town called Sainte-Hermine, which lays in the region of Pays de la Loire, France on 6 November 1866. He was the 5th and youngest of his parents Joseph (1827–1900) and Victorine Teillet’s (1824–1902) children. Joseph worked as a farmer and servant. Victorine was a housewife. By 1874, Jean was the only surviving sibling.

At age 14, he was already working, although it’s not clear as to which job he held. When he was 20, he moved out of his parents’ home and joined the military. He worked as a hairdresser at the time. He would later cut the (facial) hair of notable people such as Victor Hugo and Georges Clémenceau. When he was 24, he lived in Paris. He was 4’11" [1.5 Meters] as a young adult.

On 18 February 1908, Teillet married the 20-years-younger girl Berthe Hauguel. She worked as a laundress. In the late 1960s/early 1970s, he moved to a nursing home. Berthe died on 26 September 1974 at the age of 87, when he was 107 years old.

Jean Teillet died in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Ile-de-France, France on 17 March 1977, at the age of 110 years, 131 days.

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World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Masazo Nonaka • Unknown • Chitetsu Watanabe


France's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jean Teillet • Louis-Jules Lebon • Unknown • Pierre JamesAdolphe GravelinesHenri 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 

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