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Andre Boite
Andre Boite
Boite on his 111th birthday in 2021
Birth: 6 December 1910
Argent-sur-Sauldre, Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Age: 111 years, 205 days
Country: FranceFRA

Andre Boite [French: André] (born 6 December 1910) is a French supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He is currently the oldest known living man in Europe.


Andre Boite was born in Argent-sur-Sauldre, Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France on 6 December 1910. During World War II, he enlisted in the Free Corps and was a prisoner of war deported to Bavaria.

He married Yvette on his 41th birthday in 1951, in Bougarez (Algeria, then French Algeria). The couple had three children, one daughter and two sons, one of whom now deceased. Yvette died of Alzheimer's disease in 2017 at the age of 95.

He studied fine arts, and participated in the restoration of paintings in Sissi Castle, Schonbrunn, Vienna and Notre-Dame de Paris. From 1966, he invested in tourism and taking part in a tourism advisory committee in London and Berlin. He drove until the age of 99.

At the age of 108, Boite could reportedly still walk in his flat with the help of a walker. In December 2020, he celebrated his 110th birthday.

Following the death of Olga Covili on 11 January 2021, he became the oldest living person in Alpes-Maritimes. Following the death of Jules Theobald on 5 October 2021, he became the second-oldest known living man in France.

For the occasion of his 111th birthday in 2021, Boite was visited by the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi.

Following the death of Marcel Meys on 15 December 2021, he became the oldest known living man in France. Following the death of Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia on 18 January 2022, he became the second-oldest known living man in Europe.

Following the death of Stanislaw Kowalski on 5 April 2022, he became the oldest known living man in Europe, and the second-oldest known living European-born man, behind Delio Venturotti.

He became the oldest known living European-born man, following the death of Italian-born Delio Venturotti of Brazil on 1 June 2022.

Boite currently lives in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France, at the age of 111 years, 205 days. He is currently the second-oldest known living person in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, behind Lucile Randon.



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 TheobaldMarcel MeysAndre Boite

Europe’s Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Unknown • Matthias DodenhoffFrederick StabbinsWilliam MugfurSven ErikssonJean-Pierre DupontWilliam WalkerBening Arnold • Hans Schaftner-BurginLars OlofssonMarc PicqJohan Svanstrom • Erik JanssonKosta TrajkovicFrancesco CubaddaThomas PopeJohn FrancklowKarl Nilsson • Unknown • Antonio Marchi • August KarlssonKarl GlocknerAnders JonassonMathias Hansen SaetherJan KipWillem Kostering • Unknown • Francesco Paba • John Mosley Turner • Antonije MladenovicFriedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Pasquale CappelloGiuseppe Arena • Luigi SabaIngebrigt Johansen • Victor Guillot • Andrei Kuznetsoff • Herman Smith-Johannsen • John Evans • Henri PerignonDomenico Minervino • Josep Armengol-Jover • Pablo Roy • Emile Fourcade • Bernard Delhom • Valentino StellaGregorio Merino • Antonio Baldo • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Alejandro Rivera Santalla • Antonio Todde • Joan Riudavets-MollHermann Dornemann • Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski • Maurice Floquet • Henry AllinghamHarry Patch • Stanley Lucas • Jan Goossenaerts • Francisco Fernandez • Arturo Licata • Rezso GallaiPhilippe Vocanson • Harold Bracher • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Gustav GernethBob Weighton • Dumitru Comanescu • Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia • Stanislaw Kowalski • Andre Boite