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Vidar Eide
Vidar Eide
Eide at the age of 106.
Birth: 3 July 1914
Torvikbygd, Vestland, Norway
Age: 107 years, 358 days
Country: NorwayNOR
Centenarian

Vidar Eide (born 3 July 1914) is a Norwegian centenarian who is currently the oldest known living person in Norway.

Biography

Vidar Eide was born in Torvikbygd, Vestland, Norway on 3 July 1914, a few weeks before the beginning of World War I.

Eide worked as both a dairy farmer and a shipbuilder. He is the oldest member of the Norwegian Farmers' Association. Eide reads Nationen, Bondebladet and other local newspapers daily, when they arrive in the mailbox. In recent years he began using a cellphone, after being convinced by his granddaughter to make use of this modern technology. He lives independently, in the very same home he was born in over 107 years ago. In his younger years, he built a shed with a roof made from wood harvested from spruce trees he planted and cut down himself. As a centenarian, he owns a mobility scooter to help him travel across longer distances, but makes use of a pair of crutches to walk around his home.

He became the oldest known living man in Norway, following the death of 105-year-old Alf Olsen on 14 March 2020.

On 3 July 2020, he turned 106 years old.

He became the oldest known living person in Norway, following the death of 108-year-old Elsa Gundersen on 28 April 2022.

Eide currently lives in Vestlandet, Norway, at the age of 107 years, 358 days.

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Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Padderud • Nils Monsen Slaire • Karen Thorsen • Mathias Hansen Saether • Vilhelmine Olsen • Marie Olsen • Gjertrud Aas • Madli Bjoerkenes • Synnoeve Gundersen • Ellen Hoddoe • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Hans Aasegg • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegaard • Klara Joergensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oektedalen • Ragndid Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn OverboMarie AndersenPetra HogetveitGudrun NymoenGunhild LyseElsa GundersenVidar Eide


Norway's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Thrond Olsen • Nils Monsen Sleire • Mathias Hansen Saether • Erik H Boerset • Hans Peter Jacobsen • Anders Stenehjem • Johan Saanum • Andreas Sandberg • Gulbrand Morterud • Hans Felde • Erik Berg • Engebret Hatten • Kleng Skeie • Hans Asegg • Wilhelm Pedersen • Henrik Maeland • Olav Holtan • Anders Odegaard • Isak Aarhus • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Anton Jakobsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Petter Iversen • Erik Arnegaard • Arnt Sundli • Tjolstolv Saetre • Sigvart Eide • Ole Svartas • Arne Olaisen • Severin Fosse • Amund Vermedal • Odd Oeyeflaten • Johannes Fosse • Olav Hovatn • Karl Doelven • Alfred Ihlen • Joergen Rustad • Helge Fjeldstad • Haakon Skoien • Jakob Gunnes • Thorvald Netteland • Birger Synsvoll • Carl Falck • Torbjorn Overbo • George Nygaard • Hjalmar Gregersen • Alf JohansenRoar GulbrandsenAlf OlsenVidar Eide

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