Boite on his 111th birthday in 2021
|Birth:||6 December 1910|
Argent-sur-Sauldre, Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
|Age:||111 years, 45 days|
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 France and the second-oldest known living man in Europe, behind Stanislaw Kowalski.
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 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 age 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.
Boite currently lives in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France, at the age of 111 years, 45 days. He is currently the second-oldest known living person in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, behind Lucile Randon.
- André Boite Les Centenaires Français, 6 December 2017
- André Boite a bien eu 108 ans Les Centenaires Français, 12 December 2018
- Après la disparition de Maryse Lancioni, voici le nouveau doyen des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Matin, 9 September 2019
- Un Villefranchois nouveau doyen ? PressReader (Nice-Matin), 10 September 2019
- André Boite toujours vaillant Les Centenaires Français, 18 December 2019
- André Boite 21e supercentenaire français masculin ! Les Centenaires Français, 9 December 2020
- Beaucoup d’émotion en partageant un moment de la journée d’anniversaire du doyen de Nice André Boite Christian Estrosi on Facebook, 7 December 2021
- Beaucoup d’émotion en partageant un moment de la journée d’anniversaire du doyen de #Nice06 André Boite Christian Estrosi on Twitter, 7 December 2021
- "Il faut toujours rire": le nouveau doyen des Alpes-Maritimes, André Boite, 111 ans, se confie Nice-Matin, 10 December 2021
- Le Niçois André Boite, 111 ans, pourrait devenir le nouveau doyen des Français Nice-Matin, 16 December 2021
- Le Niçois André Boite, nouveau doyen des Français? Var-Matin, 1 January 2022
|France's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Jean Teillet • Louis-Jules Lebon • Unknown • Pierre James • Adolphe Gravelines • Henri 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 Theobald • Marcel Meys • Andre Boite