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Esmel Gnagne Ernest
Birth: 1901?
Dabou, Lopou, French Ivory Coast (now Ivory Coast)
Death: 26 July 2013
Debremou, Lopou, Ivory Coast
Age: 112 years, 0+ days?
Country: Ivory CoastCIV

Esmel Gnagne Ernest (1901? – 26 July 2013) was a Ivorian supercentenarian claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Esmel Gnagne Ernest claimed that he was born in Dabou, Lopou, French Ivory Coast (now Ivory Coast) in 1901. He was a patriarch and claimed that he was a friend of former president Laurent Gbagbo, who visited him in 1993.

Esmel Gnagne Ernest passed away in his home village in Debremou, Lopou, Ivory Coast on 26 July 2013 at the claimed age of 112 years, 0+ days. If his age is true, he could be oldest known man ever from Ivory Coast.