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Bela Csendes
Bela Csendes
Csendes on his 105th birthday in 2020
Birth: 8 November 1915
Kiskunfelegyhaza, Bacs-Kiskun County, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Death: 23 September 2021
Kiskunfelegyhaza, Bacs-Kiskun County, Hungary
Age: 105 years, 319 days
Country: HungaryHUN

Bela Csendes [Hungarian: Csendes Béla] (8 November 1915 – 23 September 2021) was a Hungarian centenarian who the oldest known living man in Hungary at the time of his death.


Bela Csendes was born in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Bacs-Kiskun County, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary) on 8 November 1915. He worked as a farmer. He married and had two children (both deceased as of November 2018).

He lived in a farm in Suru-Tajo, Kiskunfelegyhaza with his family, but later moved to a home on Szelmalom, Kiskunfelegyhaza. He lived with his son-in-law Istvan Gal.

At the age of 103, he still can walk with the help of a cane. As of November 2018, he had four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He became the oldest known living man in Hungary, following the death of 106-year-old Jeno Homonnay around 25 November 2020.

Csendes died in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Bacs-Kiskun County, Hungary on 23 September 2021 at the age of 105 years, 319 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 • Jozsef Standovari