Pierre Darcourt
Birth: 23 January 1729
Belgium
Death: 11 May 1837
Hainaut, Belgium
Age: 108 years, 254 days
Country: BelgiumBEL
Centenarian

Pierre Joseph Darcourt (23 January 1729 – 11 May 1837) was a verified Belgian centenarian who was the oldest known person ever recorded at the time of his death - a record which would stand for over 50 years. He was the first person known to reach the age of 108.[1]

Life

Darcourt was born in 1729. He was a tailor, and in 1791 became a widower. To our knowledge, he was the oldest person in the world with the death of Marie-Louise Plante in 1832. He died more than five years later at the age of 108. At the time of his death he was the oldest person ever, though he would later be surpassed by Anne D'Evergroote.[2] He was the last known surviving person born in the 1720s, and remains one of the 10 oldest Belgian men ever almost 300 years after his birth.

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