Wijnant at the age of 107.
|Birth:||27 March 1902|
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
|Death:||26 June 2010|
's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, The Netherlands
|Age:||108 years, 91 days|
Josephus Gerardus Antonius "Jos" Wijnant (27 March 1902 – 26 June 2010) was a Belgian-born Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known living man in the Netherlands at the time of his death.
Wijnant was born in Antwerp, Belgium, on 27 March 1902. During World War I, his parents sent him to live with family in 's-Hertogenbosch, where he continued to live. He served in several municipal positions beginning in 1930, eventually retiring in 1967 as the head of the city's finance department.
Wijnant's daily diet consisted of a glass of tomato juice for breakfast, a hard-boiled egg for lunch, and a hot meal for dinner. He became the oldest living man in the Netherlands on 28 July 2008, after the death of Adrianus van der Vaart. He retained the title for nearly 2 years, finally dying in 's-Hertogenbosch on 26 June 2010 at the age of 108. He allegedly broke his hip in a fall, and his health continued to decline. His successor was Cornelis Geurtz.
|Netherlands's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
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