Serop Mirzoyan
Serop Mirzoyan
Birth: 1 July 1906
Diyarbakir, Diyarbakir, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey)
Death: 14 November 2014
Oldebroek, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Age: 108 years, 136 days
Country: ArmeniaARMNetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Serop Mirzoyan (c. 1 July 1906 – 14 November 2014) was an Ottoman-Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known living man in the Netherlands at the time of his death.

Biography

Mirzoyan was born in Diyarbakir in the Ottoman Empire, in what is now Turkey. His parents were Armenians, and they fled to Iraq during the Armenian Genocide. He worked as a farmer in Iraqi Kurdistan. He moved to the Netherlands in 1996 to be with his daughter. He only remembered his year of birth, and 1 July was selected as his alleged birthday. Mirzoyan spoke Armenian, Arabic, and Kurdish, but learned Dutch by reading the Bible.

Serop celebrated his 100th birthday in 2006 described as "surprisingly cheerful". He became the oldest living man in the Netherlands when 106-year old Tjeerd Epema died. Mirzoyan died on 14 November 2014 at the apparent age of 108 years, 136 days. Floor van Cleemputte, then 107, became the oldest Dutch man.

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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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