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Antal Ribnikar
Antal Ribnikar
Antal Ribnikár on his 107th birthday in 2017.
Birth: 25 January 1910
Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)
Death: 24 March 2018
Kőszeg, Vas, Hungary
Age: 108 years, 58 days
Country: AustriaAUTHungaryHUN

Antal Ribnikar [Hungarian: Ribnikár Antal] (25 January 1910 – 24 March 2018) was an Austrian-Hungarian centenarian who was the oldest living man in Hungary at the time of his death.


Antal was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria) on 25 January 1910. He was a foster child and did not know his parents. He was brought up by several foster families. His last foster father, a tailor, had a great impact on Antal, as he chose the same profession at the age of 19.

Antal set up his own workshop in Vasvár. During WWII, he sewed uniforms. At the end of the war, he was sent to the death row, but was able to escape. Antal married Mária Szabó in 1942. Their only child, Katalin, was born in 1946. The family moved to Szombathely in 1949. Afterwards, he worked as a shop assistant and then as a civil servant at the border control. He retired in 1970, but continued to work at a post office.

In his old age, Antal was sort of a handyman, he was reported to have been capable of repairing everything. After his wife’s death in 1994, he lived alone and mainly worked in his garden. He moved to Lukácsháza to his daughter in 2002. As his health started to decline, he moved to a care home in Kőszeg at the age of 104, where he was really loved by the personnel.

Antal became the oldest living male in Hungary upon Miklos Angelus’ death in December 2016. He eventually died in Kőszeg, Vas County, Hungary on 24 March 2018 at the age of 108 years, 58 days.


Hungary's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Geza Penzes • (Unknown) • Janos Puskas • (Unknown) • Henrik Havasi • (Unknown) • Zsigmond Kun • Jeno JenovaiKaroly Molnar • Jozsef Petho • Gyorgy Laszlo • Gergely Andras Molnar • Gusztav KarolyJozsef Pelles • Rezso Gallai • Tibor Kosa • Miklos Angelus • Antal Ribnikar • Elemer SpieglerJozsef Kasalyak • Jeno Homonnay • Bela Csendes • Unidentified