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World's Oldest Man titleholders according to Guinness World Records and the Gerontology Research Group.

Chronological list of the oldest living men since 1973

This list is copied from the Gerontology Research Group's list of the World's Oldest Man Titleholders:

Bold indicates the world's oldest man ever.

Table M - World's Oldest Men (WOM) Titleholders Since 1972 As of 10 April 2018.
# Name Country Lifespan Reign length
1 Friedrich Wedeking GER FlagGER 10 Oct 1862 – 5 May 1973
110 years, 207 days
Before 1973 – 5 May 1973
N/A – 110 years, 207 days
2 Frederick Butterfield UK Flag UK 28 Feb 1864 – 9 Mar 1974
110 years, 9 days
5 May 1973 – 9 Mar 1974
109 years, 66 days – 110 years, 9 days
(308 days)
3 Jean Teillet FRA FlagFRA 6 Nov 1866 – 17 Mar 1977
110 years, 131 days
9 Mar 1974 – 17 Mar 1977
107 years, 123 days – 110 years, 131 days
(3 yrs, 8 days)
4 Charlie Nelson USA FlagUSA 21 Sep 1867 – 20 Aug 1978
110 years, 333 days
17 Mar 1977 – 20 Aug 1978
109 years, 188 days – 110 years, 333 days
(1 yr, 156 days)
5 Charlie Phillips USA FlagUSA 5 May 1870 – 5 Sep 1980
110 years, 123 days
20 Aug 1978 – 5 Sep 1980
108 years, 107 days – 110 years, 123 days
(2 yrs, 16 days)
6 Mathew Beard USA FlagUSA 9 Jul 1870 – 16 Feb 1985
114 years, 222 days
5 Sep 1980 – 16 Feb 1985
110 years, 58 days – 114 years, 222 days
(4 yrs, 164 days)
7 Joe Thomas USA FlagUSA 1 May 1875 – 14 Dec 1986
111 years, 227 days
16 Feb 1985 – 14 Dec 1986
109 years, 291 days – 111 years, 227 days
(1 yr, 301 days)
8 Herman Smith-Johannsen NOR FlagNOR 15 Jun 1875 – 5 Jan 1987
111 years, 204 days
14 Dec 1986 – 5 Jan 1987
111 years, 182 days – 111 years, 204 days
(22 days)
9 Alphaeus Philemon Cole USA FlagUSA 12 Jul 1876 – 25 Nov 1988
112 years, 136 days
5 Jan 1987 – 25 Nov 1988
110 years, 177 days – 112 years, 136 days
(1 yr, 325 days)
10 John Evans UK Flag UK 19 Aug 1877 – 10 Jun 1990
112 years, 295 days
25 Nov 1988 – 10 Jun 1990
111 years, 98 days – 112 years, 295 days
(1 yr, 197 days)
11 Henri Perignon FRA FlagFRA 14 Oct 1879 – 18 Jun 1990
110 years, 247 days
10 Jun 1990 – 18 Jun 1990
110 years, 239 days – 110 years, 247 days
(8 days)
12 James Wiggins USA FlagUSA 15 Oct 1879[1] – 16 Oct 1991
112 years, 1 day
18 Jun 1990 – 16 Oct 1991
110 years, 246 days – 112 years, 1 day
(1 yr, 120 days)
13 Frederick Frazier USA FlagUSA 27 Jan 1880 – 14 Jun 1993
113 years, 138 days
16 Oct 1991 – 14 Jun 1993
110 years, 262 days – 113 years, 138 days
(1 yr, 241 days)
14 Josep Armengol-Jover ESP FlagESP 23 Jul 1881 – 20 Jan 1994
112 years, 181 days
14 Jun 1993 – 20 Jan 1994
111 years, 326 days – 112 years, 181 days
(220 days)
15 Christian Mortensen DEN FlagDEN (birth)
USA FlagUSA (death)
16 Aug 1882 – 25 Apr 1998
115 years, 252 days
20 Jan 1994 – 25 Apr 1998
111 years, 157 days – 115 years, 252 days
(4 yrs, 95 days)
16 Johnson Parks USA FlagUSA 15 Oct 1884 – 17 Jul 1998
113 years, 275 days
25 Apr 1998 – 17 Jul 1998
113 years, 192 days – 113 years, 275 days
(83 days)
17 Walter Richardson USA FlagUSA 7 Nov 1885 – 25 Dec 1998
113 years, 48 days
17 Jul 1998 – 25 Dec 1998
112 years, 252 days – 113 years, 48 days
(161 days)
18 Denzo Ishisaki JAP FlagJPN 20 Oct 1886 – 29 Apr 1999
112 years, 191 days
25 Dec 1998 – 29 Apr 1999
112 years, 66 days – 112 years, 191 days
(125 days)
19 Antonio Urrea-Hernandez ESP FlagESP 18 Feb 1888 – 15 Nov 1999
111 years, 270 days
29 Apr 1999 – 15 Nov 1999
111 years, 70 days – 111 years, 270 days
(200 days)
20 John Painter USA FlagUSA 20 Sep 1888 – 1 Mar 2001
112 years, 162 days
15 Nov 1999 – 1 Mar 2001
111 years, 56 days – 112 years, 162 days
(1 yr, 106 days)
21 Antonio Todde ITA Flag ITA 22 Jan 1889 – 3 Jan 2002
112 years, 346 days
1 Mar 2001 – 3 Jan 2002
112 years, 38 days – 112 years, 346 days
(308 days)
22 Yukichi Chuganji JAP FlagJPN 23 Mar 1889 – 28 Sep 2003
114 years, 189 days
3 Jan 2002 – 28 Sep 2003
112 years, 286 days – 114 years, 189 days
(1 yr, 268 days)
23 Joan Riudavets-Moll ESP FlagESP 15 Dec 1889 – 5 Mar 2004
114 years, 81 days
28 Sep 2003 – 5 Mar 2004
113 years, 287 days – 114 years, 81 days
(159 days)
24 Fred Hale USA FlagUSA 1 Dec 1890 – 19 Nov 2004
113 years, 354 days
5 Mar 2004 – 19 Nov 2004
113 years, 95 days – 113 years, 354 days
(259 days)
25 Emiliano Mercado del Toro PRI FlagPRI,USA FlagUSA 21 Aug 1891 – 24 Jan 2007
115 years, 156 days
19 Nov 2004 – 24 Jan 2007
113 years, 90 days – 115 years, 156 days
(2 yrs, 66 days)
26 Tomoji Tanabe JAP FlagJPN 18 Sep 1895 – 19 Jun 2009
113 years, 274 days
24 Jan 2007 – 19 Jun 2009
111 years, 128 days – 113 years, 274 days
(2 yrs, 146 days)
27 Henry Allingham UK Flag UK 6 Jun 1896 – 18 Jul 2009
113 years, 42 days
19 Jun 2009 – 18 Jul 2009
113 years, 13 days – 113 years, 42 days
(29 days)
28 Walter Breuning USA FlagUSA 21 Sep 1896 – 14 Apr 2011
114 years, 205 days
18 Jul 2009 – 14 Apr 2011
112 years, 300 days – 114 years, 205 days
(1 yr, 270 days)
29 Jiroemon Kimura JAP FlagJPN 19 Apr 1897 – 12 Jun 2013
116 years, 54 days
14 Apr 2011 – 12 Jun 2013
113 years, 360 days – 116 years, 54 days
(2 yrs, 59 days)
30 Salustiano Sanchez ESP FlagESP (birth)
USA FlagUSA (death)
8 Jun 1901 – 13 Sep 2013
112 years, 97 days
12 Jun 2013 – 13 Sep 2013
112 years, 4 days – 112 years, 97 days
(93 days)
31 Arturo Licata ITA Flag ITA 2 May 1902 – 24 Apr 2014
111 years, 357 days
13 Sep 2013 – 24 Apr 2014
111 years, 134 days – 111 years, 357 days
(223 days)
32 Alexander Imich POL FlagPOL (birth)[2]
USA FlagUSA (death)
4 Feb 1903 – 8 Jun 2014
111 years, 124 days
24 Apr 2014 – 8 Jun 2014
111 years, 79 days – 111 years, 124 days
(45 days)
33 Sakari Momoi JAP FlagJPN 5 Feb 1903 – 5 Jul 2015
112 years, 150 days
8 Jun 2014 – 5 Jul 2015
111 years, 123 days – 112 years, 150 days
(1 yr, 27 days)
34 Yasutaro Koide JAP FlagJPN 13 Mar 1903 – 19 Jan 2016
112 years, 312 days
5 Jul 2015 – 19 Jan 2016
112 years, 114 days – 112 years, 312 days
(198 days)
35 Israel Kristal POL FlagPOL (birth)[3]
ISR Flag ISR (death)
15 Sep 1903 – 11 Aug 2017
113 years, 330 days
19 Jan 2016 – 11 Aug 2017
112 years, 126 days – 113 years, 330 days
(1 yr, 205 days)
36 Francisco Nunez Olivera ESP FlagESP 13 Dec 1904 – 29 Jan 2018
113 years, 47 days
11 Aug 2017 – 29 Jan 2018
112 years, 241 days – 113 years, 47 days
(171 days)
37 Masazo Nonaka JAP FlagJPN 25 Jul 1905 – 20 Jan 2019
113 years, 179 days
29 Jan 2018 – 20 Jan 2019
112 years, 188 days – 113 years, 179 days
(356 days)
38 Chitetsu Watanabe JAP FlagJPN 5 Mar 1907 – 23 Feb 2020
112 years, 335 days
20 Jan 2019 – 23 Feb 2020
111 years, 321 days – 112 years, 355 days
(1 yr, 34 days)
39 Bob Weighton UK Flag UK 29 Mar 1908 – 28 May 2020
112 years, 60 days
23 Feb 2020 – 28 May 2020
111 years, 331 days – 112 years, 60 days
(94 days)
# Current not official Title Candidate:
Gustav Gerneth POL FlagPOL (birth)
GER FlagGER (death)
15 Oct 1905 – 22 Oct 2019
114 years, 7 days
20 Jan 2019 – 22 Oct 2019
113 years, 97 days – 114 years, 7 days
(275 days)
Domingo Villa Avisencio MEX FlagMEX 26 Aug 1906 – 3 Nov 2019
113 years, 69 days
22 Oct 2019 – 3 Nov 2019
113 years, 57 days – 113 years, 69 days
(12 days)
Olimpio Martins Pires BRA FlagBRA Born 24 Aug 1908
111 years, 312 days
28 May 2020 – Present
111 years, 277 days – 111 years, 312 days
(0 years, 35 days)

Notes (from Table M)

  1. Robert Douglas Young:
    evidence has come to light suggesting that James Wiggins might have been born in 1880 instead.
  2. Robert Douglas Young:
    Poland was part of the Russian Empire in 1903
  3. Robert Douglas Young:
    Poland was part of the Russian Empire in 1903
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