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Willem van Renterghem
Willem van Renterghem
Renterghem at the age of 105.
Birth: 6 December 1782
Bruges, West Flanders, Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium)
Death: 24 October 1888
Ruddervoorde, Oostkamp, West Flanders, Belgium
Age: 105 years, 323 days
Country: BelgiumBEL
Centenarian

Willem van Renterghem (6 December 1782 – 24 October 1888) was a Belgian centenarian who was the oldest known living person in Europe at the time of his death.

Biography

Willem van Renterghem was born in Bruges, West Flanders, Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium) on 6 December 1782 (9 December according to Oldest in Britain). At the age of 17, he moved to Ruddervoorde and married Marie De Meulenaere ​​in 1813. The couple had five children.

Willemnvan van Renterghem died of a stroke in Ruddervoorde, Oostkamp, West Flanders, Belgium on 24 October 1888 at the age of 105 years, 323 days (105 years, 320 days according to Oldest in Britain). He was survived by one son and one daughter. Following his death, then-105-year-old Marie d'Evergroote became the oldest known living person in Europe.

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Europe's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Willem van Renterghem • Marie d'Evergroote • Lavina Hansdatter • Kirsti Skagen • Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Margaret Ann Neve • Karen BrodbaekSophia Wijnberg • Agnete Olsdatter • Honor Coleman • Sophie Lacomte • Maria Vleminckx • Johanna Berns • Matthias Dodenhoff • Sarah Gardiner • Elisabeth Jensen • Britta Njeldsdatter • Frederick Stabbins • Jane Lister • Martha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Gertrud Kübbeler • Marie Delfairiere • Frances Smith • Katherine Plunket • Eliza Roff • Maria Montemurro • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Wilhelmine Olschewski • Mary Davey • Francesco Cubadda • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Johanna Johansson • Elizabeth Sellwood • Petronella Braams • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Karl Glockner • Sarah Humphrey • Maria Johansson • Michelina Macchia • Caroline Beale • Josephine Marchal • Luise Rissmann • Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Willem Kostering • Ella Ille Rentel • Lovisa Svensson • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Katharina Braun • Frederique Noel • Florence Pannell • Augustine Tessier • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Anna Eliza Williams • Jeanne Calment • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Amy Hulmes • Germaine Haye • Teresa Fumarola • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi • Camille Loiseau • Maria de Jesus • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Lucia Lauria • Florrie Baldwin • Venere Pizzinato-Papo • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Maria Redaelli • Emma Morano • Ana Vela Rubio • Giuseppina Projetto • Maria Giuseppa Robucci • Lucile Randon •

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