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Martin Kahun
Martin Kahun
Birth: 11 September 1909
Krajné Village, Myjava District, Trenčín Region, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia)
Death: 26 June 2016
Czech Republic
Age: 106 years, 284 days
Country: SlovakiaSVKCzech RepublicCZE

Martin Kahun [Slovakian: Martin Kahún] (11 September 1909 – 26 June 2016) was a Slovakian-Czech centenarian. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living man in Czech Republic and oldest living Slovakian-born man.


Martin was born on 11 September 1909 in Krajné Village, Myjava District, Trenčín Region, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia). In 1942 he married. He and his wife have two sons. Since 1965, he has lived with his family in Jilemnice. He worked as a handyman in the Kolor textile factory until 1996.  In addition to his two sons, he had five grandchildren and four grandchildren. Kahun became the oldest living man in the Czech Republic following the death of Stanislav Spacil on 28 May 2015.

Kahun died on 26 June 2016, at the age of 106 years, 284 days.


Czech Republic's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Alois Vocasek • Unknown • Stanislav VeceraJosef FlanderaGabriel MiksaKarel KasparekStanislav SpacilMartin KahunCenek PetrikJiri Vysoudil