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Jaak Broekx
Jaak Broekx
Jaak Broekx on his 107th birthday in 2021
Birth: 6 August 1914
Age: 107 years, 327 days
Country: BelgiumBEL

Henricus Petrus Jacobus "Jaak" Broekx (born 6 August 1914) is a Belgian centenarian who is currently the oldest known living man in Belgium.


Henricus Petrus Jacobus Broekx was born in Belgium on 6 August 1914. He had 10 siblings. He never married and worked as farmer. After the death of his father in 1984, he lived in his farm with her mother and his sister Christine.

He lived with his sister Christine Broekx until her death on 14 March 2015 at the age of 97.

In October 2016, then aged 102, he was reported as the oldest known living person in Bree, Limburg. He lived alone in his farm until 2020, when moved to the nursing home Welzijnscampus Gerkenberg.

On 16 January 2021, at the age of 106, he received the COVID-19 vaccine, making him one of the oldest known people to receive the vaccine.

He turned 107 years old on 6 August 2021. At the time, his cousin Pierre Van Hoef and his nephew and godchild Jaak Tielens were living.

He became the oldest known living man in Belgium, following the death of 107-year-old Jef Smets on 9 September 2021. At the time, he was said to be "very content with the little things in life".

Jaak Broekx currently lives at Welzijnscampus Gerkenberg in Bree, Limburg, Belgium, at the age of 107 years, 327 days. He is currently the second-oldest known living person in Limburg, behind Irene Giusti.



Belgium's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Julien Sterckx • Edmond Van Cauteren • Pieter Hinnisdaels • Clement de Vos • Polydoor Vandersypt • Eugene Naniot • Cesar Dassonville • Lievin Pelfrene • Francois Rygaert • Albert de Selliers de Moranville • Dictus Bomans • Jules-Leo Neijrinck • Emiel Vanderhaegen • Petrus Van de Voorde • Jozef de Koker • Paul Henrard • Louis Marion • Georges Nevejans • Marcel Duguet • Jos de Kort • Jan Goossenaerts • Oscar Coulembier • Aime Wille • Jacques ClemensGustavus LeclercqMaurice StaelSylvain ValleeJef SmetsJaak Broekx