List of longest-living state leaders

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This article lists the 100 Longest-known living or deceased heads of state or heads of government of sovereign states (often a president or prime minister), born no earlier than 1 January 1800, and whose ages are documented in reliable sources. Those currently living are in bold on gold. The longest-lived non acting state leader with known exact dates of birth and death was the Longest lived former state leader is the former Acting Cambodian Prime Minister Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum, who lived to 103 years, 143 days.

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List

Ages are up to date 06/15/2024

No. Name State Position Birth Death Age Date Entered
1 Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum Cambodia Acting Prime Minister (1962) 1905.09.01 2009.01.22 103 years, 143 days 2008.11.28

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2 Celâl Bayar Türkiye Prime Minister (1937–1939)

President (1950–1960)

1883.05.16 1986.08.22 103 years, 98 days 2008.11.28

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3 Antoine Pinay France President of the Council of Ministers (1952–1953) 1891.12.30 1994.12.13 102 years, 343 days 2008.11.28

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4 André Prunet-Foch Andorra French Viguier (1977–1980) 1914.07.03 2017.01.30 102 years, 211 days 2008.11.28

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5 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni Japan Prime Minister (1945) 1887.12.03 1990.01.03 102 years, 48 days 2008.11.28

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6 Babiker Awadalla Sudan Prime Minister (1969) 1917.03.02 2019.01.17 101 years, 321 days 2011.03.13
López Michelsen
7 Willem Drees The Netherlands Prime Minister (1948–1958) 1889.07.05 1990.05.14 101 years, 314 days 2008.11.28

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8 Đỗ Mười Viet Nam Chairman of the Council of Ministers (1988–1991)
General Secretary of the Communist Party (1990–1997)
1917.02.02 2018.10.01 101 years, 241 days 2011.02.04
Mancheno Cajas
9 Zhang Qun Taiwan Premier (1947–1948) 1889.05.09 1990.12.14 101 years, 219 days 2008.11.28

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10 Yasuhiro Nakasone Japan Prime Minister (1982–1987) 1918.05.18 2019.11.29 101 years, 186 days 2012.09.14
Tupper
11 Hyun Soong-jong South Korea Prime Minister (1992–1993) 1919.01.26 2020.05.25 101 years, 118 days 2013.07.27
Athansiadis-Novas
12 Piet de Jong The Netherlands Prime Minister (1967–1971) 1915.04.03 2016.07.27 101 years, 115 days 2008.11.28

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13 Bernardino González Ruiz Panama Acting President (1963) 1911.01.11 2012.03.15 101 years, 64 days 2008.11.28

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14 Christopher Hornsrud Norway Prime Minister (1928) 1859.11.15 1960.12.12 101 years, 27 days 2008.11.28

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15 Mustafa Ben Halim Libya Prime Minister (1954–1957) 1921.01.29 2021.12.07 100 years, 312 days 2016.02.02
Salam
16 Telmo Vargas Ecuador Acting Leader (1966) 1912.10.09 2013.08.09 100 years, 304 days 2018.11.05
Mugabe
17 Francisco Morales-Bermúdez Peru Prime Minister (1975)
President (1975–1980)
1921.10.04 2022.07.14 100 years, 283 days 2016.11.21
Nguyen
18 Hau Pei-tsun Taiwan Premier (1990–1993) 1919.08.08 2020.03.30 100 years, 235 days 2014.03.04
de Aycinena y Piñol
19 Guillermo Rodriguez Ecuador President (1972–1976) 1923.11.04 Alive 100 years, 224 days 2020.09.15
Balaguer
20 Luis Echeverría Mexico President (1970–1976) 1922.01.17 2022.07.08 100 years, 172 days 2017.04.16
al-Hakim
21 Khamtai Siphandone Laos Prime Minister (1991–1998)
Chairman of the People's Revolutionary Party (1992–2006)
President (1998–2006)
1924.02.08 Alive 100 years, 128 days 2019.07.18
Levingston
22 Tomiichi Murayama Japan Prime Minister (1994–1996) 1924.03.03 Alive 100 years, 104 days 2019.08.30
Imbert Barrera
23 Xenophon Zolotas Greece Prime Minister (1989–1990) 1904.04.26 2004.06.10 100 years, 45 days 2008.11.28

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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Peru Prime Minister (2000–2001) 1920.01.19 2020.03.04 2014.09.12
Talib
25 Abdul Salam Sabrah Yemen Acting Prime Minister (1969; 1971) 1912.01.01 2012.02.02 100 years, 32 days 2008.11.28

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26 Jimmy Carter United States President (1977–1981) 1924.10.01 Alive 99 years, 258 days 2020.08.02
Betancur
27 Johan Ferrier Suriname President (1975–1980) 1910.05.12 2010.01.04 99 years, 237 days 2018.06.18
Mandela
28 Tun Tin Myanmar Prime Minister (1988) 1920.10.02 2020.05.01 99 years, 211 days 2015.07.26
Chamorro Vargas
29 Gulzarilal Nanda India Acting Prime Minister (1964; 1966) 1898.07.04 1998.01.15 99 years, 195 days 2008.11.28

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30 Mohammed Karim Lamrani Morocco Prime Minister (1971–1972; 1983–1986; 1992–1994) 1919.05.01 2018.09.20 99 years, 142 days 2013.11.11
Dahayanake
31 Anthony Mamo Malta Prime Minister (1971–1974)
President (1974–1976)
1909.01.09 2008.05.01 99 years, 113 days 2008.11.28

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32 Michail Stasinopoulos Greece President (1974–1975) 1903.07.27 2002.10.31 99 years, 96 days 2008.11.28

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33 Clifford Campbell Jamaica Governor-General (1962–1973) 1892.06.28 1991.09.28 99 years, 92 days 2008.11.28

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34 Morarji Desai India Prime Minister (1977–1979) 1896.02.29 1995.04.10 99 years, 41 days 2008.11.28

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35 Võ Chí Công Vietnam Chairman of the Council of State (1987–1992) 1912.08.07 2011.09.08 99 years, 32 days 2008.11.28

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36 Abdel Halim Muhammad Sudan Committee of Sovereignty Member (1964–1965) 1910.04.10 2009.04.16 99 years, 6 days 2018.06.18
Alberto Rey
37 Ċensu Tabone Malta President (1989–1994) 1913.03.30 2012.03.13 98 years, 350 days 2008.11.28

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38 Mahathir Mohamad Malaysia Prime Minister (1981–2003; 2018–2020) 1925.07.10 Alive 98 years, 341 days 2021.08.16
de Sinimbu
39 Mohammad Hasan Sharq Afghanistan Chairman of the Council of Ministers (1988–1989) 1925.07.17 Alive 98 years, 334 days 2021.11.11
Echandi Jiménez
40 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Tanzania President (1985–1995) 1925.05.08 2024.02.29 98 years, 297 days 2021.04.19
Schaffner
41 Miloš Jakeš Czechoslovakia General Secretary of the Communist Party (1987–1989) 1922.08.12 2020.07.10 98 years, 322 days 2017.11.10
Pétain
42 Prem Tinsulanonda Thailand Prime Minister (1980–1988)
Regent (2016)
1920.08.26 2019.05.26 98 years, 273 days 2015.05.30
Miettunen
43 Pierre Harmel Belgium Prime Minister (1965–1966) 1911.03.16 2009.11.15 98 years, 244 days 2008.11.28

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44 Howard Cooke Jamaica Governor-General (1991–2006) 1915.11.13 2014.07.11 98 years, 240 days 2009.05.22

Suzuki

45 Joseph Paul-Boncour France Prime Minister (1932–1933) 1873.08.04 1972.03.28 98 years, 237 days 2023.08.03
46 Konstantinos Mitsotakis Greece Prime Minister (1990–1993) 1918.10.18 2017.05.29 98 years, 223 days 2013.02.22
Malietoa Tanumafili II
47 Isidro Ayora Ecuador President (1926–1931) 1879.08.31 1978.03.22 98 years, 203 days 2008.11.28
48 Émile Reuter Luxembourg Prime Minister (1918–1925) 1874.08.02 1973.02.14 98 years, 196 days 2008.11.28

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49 Mamadou Dia Senegal President (1960–1962) 1910.07.18 2009.01.25 98 years, 191 days 2008.11.28

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50 Aden Adde Somalia President (1960–1967) 1908.12.09 2007.06.08 98 years, 181 days 2008.11.28

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51 Nouhak Phoumsavanh Laos President (1992–1998) 1910.04.09 2008.09.09 98 years, 153 days 2008.11.28

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52 Lê Đức Anh Viet Nam President (1992–1997) 1920.12.01 2019.04.22 98 years, 142 days 2015.10.18
Aguinaldo
53 Émile Derlin Zinsou Dahomey President (1968–1969) 1918.03.23 2016.07.18 98 years, 127 days 2012.07.01
Solometsev
54 Mamadou Dia Senegal Prime Minister (1960–1962) 1910.07.18 2009.01.25 98 years, 191 days 2018.06.18
Sebastian
55 Borys Martos Ukraine Chairman of the Council of Ministers (1919) 1879.05.20 1977.10.19 98 years, 122 days 2008.11.28
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56 Artúr Görgei Hungary Acting Governor-President (1849) 1818.01.30 1916.05.21 98 years, 112 days 2008.11.28

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57 Lubomír Štrougal Czechoslovakia Prime Minister (1970–1988) 1924.10.19 2023.02.06 98 years, 110 days 2020.08.20
Romero Pereira
58 Jean Luxembourg Grand Duke (1964–2000) 1921.01.05 2019.04.23 98 years, 108 days 2016.01.05
Ibn Yahiya
59 Gough Whitlam Australia Prime Minister (1972–1975) 1916.07.11 2014.10.21 98 years, 102 days 2010.04.13

Boselli

60 Giorgio Napolitano Italy President (2006–2015) 1925.06.29 2023.09.22 98 years, 85 days 2021.07.13
Mintoff
61 Venceslau Brás Brazil President (1914–1918) 1868.02.26 1966.05.15 98 years, 78 days 2008.11.28
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62 Claude Rostain Andorra French Viguier (1972–1977) 1916.12.16 2015.02.10 98 years, 56 days 2010.11.22
Bordas Valdez
63 Ramaswamy Venkataraman India President (1987–1992) 1910.12.04 2009.01.27 98 years, 54 days 2008.11.28

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64 Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám Hungry Prime Minister (1919) 1875.07.10 1973.07.25 98 years, 15 days 2008.11.28

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64 Abdoulaye Wade Senegal President (2000–2012) 1926.05.29 Alive 98 years, 17 days 2022.08.17
Youssoufi
66 Gabriel París Gordillo Colombia President (1957–1958) 1910.03.08 2008.03.21 98 years, 13 days 2008.11.28

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67 Abdelsalam Majali Jordan Prime Minister (1993–1995; 1997–1998) 1925.02.18 2023.01.03 97 years, 319 days 2022.04.25
Chaves
68 Kenan Evren Türkiye President of the National Security Council (1980–1982)
State President (1982–1989)
1917.06.17 2015.05.09 97 years, 296 days 2011.08.15
Phạm
69 Wellington Koo China Acting Premier (1924)
Acting President (1926–1927)
1888.01.29 1985.11.14 97 years, 289 days 2008.11.28

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70 Baron Ignaz von Plener Austria-Hungary Minister-President (1870) 1810.05.21 1908.02.17 97 years, 272 days 2008.11.28

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71 Domhnall Ua Buachalla Ireland Governor-General (1932–1936) 1866.02.03 1963.10.30 97 years, 267 days 2008.11.28

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72 Abdelmalek Benhabyles Algeria Chair of the Constitutional Council (1992) 1921.04.27 2018.12.28 97 years, 245 days 2016.08.13

Ben Bella

73 Valdas Adamkus Lithuania President (1998–2003; 2004–2009) 1926.11.03 Alive 97 years, 225 days 2023.01.24
Youssoufi
74 Francesc Badia Batalla Andorra Episcopal Veguer (1972–1993) 1923.01.10 2020.08.14 97 years, 217 days 2018.04.28
Ben Bella
75 Ramón José Velásquez Venezuela President (1993-1994) 1916.11.28 2014.06.14 97 years, 208 days 2018.11.05
Degazon
76 He Yingqin Taiwan Premier (1949) 1890.04.02 1987.10.21 97 years, 202 days 2008.11.28

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77 Lee Teng-hui Taiwan President (1988–2000) 1923.01.15 2020.07.30 97 years, 197 days 2018.05.18
Durán Ballén
78 Raif Dizdarević Yugoslavia President of the Presidency (1988–1989) 1926.12.09 Alive 97 years, 189 days 2023.06.06
Ek<smalo>
79 Liam Cosgrave Ireland Taoiseach (1973–1977) 1920.04.13 2017.10.04 97 years, 174 days 2015.01.10
Dharmasakti
80 Alfredo Solf y Muro Peru Prime Minister (1939–1944) 1872.03.15 1969.08.14 97 years, 152 days 2008.11.28

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81 Patricio Aylwin Chile President (1990–1994) 1918.11.23 2016.04.19 97 years, 145 days 2013.05.21
Louisy
82 Armando Villanueva Peru Prime Minister (1988–1989) 1915.11.25 2013.04.14 97 years, 140 days 2010.11.01
Bordas Valdez
83 Ion Gheorghe Maurer Romania President of the Presidium (1958–1961)
(Acting) President of the State Council (1965)
Prime Minister (1961–1974)
1902.09.23 2000.02.08 97 years, 138 days 2008.11.28

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84 Martial Célestin Haiti Prime Minister (1988) 1913.10.04 2011.02.04 97 years, 123 days 2019.11.05
Ciampi
85 Gheorghe Apostol Romania First Secretary of the Worker's Party (1954–1955) 1913.05.16 2010.08.21 97 years, 97 days 2008.11.28

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86 Thanin Kraivichien Thailand Prime Minister (1976–1977) 1927.04.05 Alive 97 years, 71 days 2023.08.20
Deustua
87 Kenneth Kaunda Zambia State President (1964–1991) 1924.04.28 2021.06.17 97 years, 50 days 2019.11.05
Estrada
88 Walter Scheel West Germany (Acting) Chancellor (1974)
President (1974–1979)
1919.07.18 2016.08.24 97 years, 47 days 2014.01.30
Trujillo
89 Helmut Schmidt West Germany Chancellor (1974–1982) 1918.12.23 2015.11.10 96 years, 322 days 2013.06.22
de Freycinet
90 Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte Vatican City Acting Sovereign (1939) 1851.04.10 1948.02.16 96 years, 312 days 2008.11.28

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91 Khertek Anchimaa-Toka Tuvan People's Republic Chairperson of the Presidium (1940–1944) 1912.01.01 2008.11.04 96 years, 308 days 2008.11.28

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92 Camille Huysmans Belgium Prime Minister (1946–1947) 1871.05.26 1968.02.25 96 years, 275 days 2008.11.28

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93 Yitzhak Shamir Israel Prime Minister (1983–1984; 1986–1992) 1915.10.22 2012.06.30 96 years, 252 days 2009.03.29

Bustamante

94 Federico Paéz Ecuador Jefe Supremo (1935–1937) 1877.06.04 1974.02.09 96 years, 250 days 2008.11.28

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95 Habib Bourguiba Tunisia Prime Minister (1956–1957)
President (1957–1987)
1903.03.03 2000.04.06 96 years, 247 days 2008.11.28

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96 Vyacheslav Molotov Soviet Union Premier (1930–1941 1890.03.09 1986.11.08 96 years, 244 days 2008.11.28

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97 Yang Hyong-sop North Korea Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly (1983–1984; 1998–2019) 1925.10.01 2022.05.13 96 years, 224 days 2021.11.11
Michato el I
98 Pedro Richter Prada Peru Prime Minister (1979–1980) 1921.01.04 2017.07.14 96 years, 191 days 2016.01.01
Tell Villegas Pulido/Bustanante y Rivero
99 Elizabeth II United Kingdom Queen (1952–2022) 1926.04.21 2022.09.09 96 years, 140 days 2022.07.04
Lascuráin
100 Alejandro Deustua Peru Prime Minister (1902) 1849.03.22 1945.08.06 96 years, 137 days 2008.11.28
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Addendum

Uncertain Date of Birth

Name State Position Birth Death Age After
The following persons might be older than 97-21 on the List but their Date of Birth is uncertain.
Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein Somalia Interim president (1969) 1912 2012.06.12 99 years, 164 days to 100 years, 163 days 2008.11.28
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Hastings Banda Malawi Prime Minister (1964–1966)
State President (1966–1994)
President of the Congress Party (1966–1993)
1898 1997.11.27 98 years, 329 days to 99 years, 328 days 2008.11.28
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Constantine Kollias Greece Prime Minister (1967) 1901 1998.07.13 96 years, 194 days to 97 years, 193 days 2008.11.28
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Next 10 to Join

No. Name State Position Birth Death Age age by 12-31-24
1 Kim Yong-nam North Korea Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (1998–2019) 1928.02.04 Alive 96 years, 108 days 96 years, 331 days
2 Arnold Rüütel Estonia Chairman of the Supreme Council (1991–1992)
President (2001–2006)
1928.05.10 Alive 96 years, 36 days 96 years, 235 days
3 Arthur Foulkes Bahamas Governor-General (2010–2014) 1928.05.11 Alive 96 years, 35 days 96 years, 234 days
4 Péter Boross Hungary Prime Minister (1993–1994) 1928.08.27 Alive 95 years, 293 days 96 years, 126 days
5 Zhu Rongji China Premier of the State Council (1998–2003) 1928.10.23 Alive 95 years, 236 days 96 years, 69 days
6 Édouard Balladur France Prime Minister (1993–1995) 1929.05.02 Alive 95 years, 44 days 95 years, 243 days
7 Sam Nujoma Namibia President (1990–2005) 1929.05.12 Alive 95 years, 34 days 95 years, 233 days
8 Orville Turnquest Bahamas Governor-General (1995–2001) 1929.07.19 Alive 94 years, 332 days 95 years, 165 days
9 Jamshid bin Abdullah Zanzibar Sultan (1963–1964) 1929.09.16 Alive 94 years, 273 days 95 years, 106 days
10 Violeta Chamorro Nicaragua Member of the Junta of National Reconstruction (1979–1980)
President (1990–1997)
1929.10.18 Alive 94 years, 241 days 95 years, 74 days
11 Gombojavyn Ochirbat Mongolian People's Republic General Secretary of the People's Revolutionary Party (1990) 1929.11.15 Alive 94 years, 213 days 95 years, 46 days
12 Alfred Moisiu Albania President (2002–2007) 1929.12.01 alive 94 years, 197 days 95 years, 30 days
13 Selim Hoss Lebanon Acting President (1988–1989; 1989) 1929.12.20 alive 94 years, 178 days 95 years, 11 days
Lee Hyun-jae South Korea Prime Minister (1988)
Milan Panić Yugoslavia Federal Prime Minister (1992–1993)
16 Efraín Goldenberg Peru Prime Minister (1994–1995) 1929.12.28 Alive 94 years, 170 days 95 years, 3 days
17 Ahmed Osman Morocco Prime Minister (1972–1979) 1930.01.03 Alive 94 years, 164 days 94 years, 363 days
18 Ion Iliescu Romania Chairman of the National Salvation Front Council (1989–1990)
President of the Provisional National Unity Council (1990)
President (1990–1996; 2000–2004)
1930.03.03 Alive 94 years, 104 days 94 years, 303 days
19 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Iceland President (1980–1996) 1930.04.15 Alive 94 years, 61 days 94 years, 260 days
20 José Sarney Brazil President (1985–1990) 1930.04.24 Alive 94 years, 52 days 94 years, 251 days

Chronological List of eldest living state leaders since 1885

Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum, the longest-lived of all time whose age is fully verifiable.
Guillermo Rodriguez, the current eldest state leader.
Key
Current Longest-living Former Longest-living
Name Country

Sex

Lifespan Time as Eldest
Pedro de Aycinena y Piñol Guatemala M 1802.10.19–1897.05.14
aged 94 years, 207 days
(aged ??) – 1897.05.14 (aged 94)
4 years 85 days
Count Bernhard von Rechberg Austria M 1806.07.17–1899.02.26
aged 92 years 224 days
14 May 1897 (aged 90) – 26 February 1899 (aged 92)
1 year, 289 days
Tomas Gormensoro Albin Uruguay M 1810.01.27–1900.04.12
90 years, 76 days
26 February 1899 (aged 87) –12 April 1900 (aged 90)
2 years, 334 days)
Pope Leo XIII Papal States M 1810.03.02–1903.07.20
aged 93 years, 140 days
12 Apr 1900 (aged 90) – 20 July 1903 (aged 93)
3 years, 99 days

Freihrr Ignaz von Plener

Austria M 21 May 1810–17 February 1908
aged 97 years, 272 days
20 July 1903 (aged 93) – 17 February 1908 (aged 97)
4 years, 212 days
Artúr Gorgey Hungary M 30 January 1818–21 May 1916
aged 98 years, 113 days
17 February 1908 (aged 90)–21 May 1916 (aged 98)
8 years, 95 days
Mackenzie Bowell Canada M 27 December 1823–10 December 1917
aged 93 years, 348 days
21 May 1916 (aged 92)–10 December 1917 (aged 93)
1 year, 203 days)
Charles de Freycinet France M 14 November 1828–14 May 1923
aged 94 years, 181 days
10 December 1917 (aged 89)–14 May 1923 (aged 94)
5 years, 352 days
Matsukata Masayoshi Japan M 25 February 1835–2 July 1924
aged 89 years, 127 days
14 May 1923 (aged 87) – 2 July 1924 (aged 89)
350 days

Jules Méline

France M 20 May 1838–21 December 1925
aged 87 years, 216 days
2 July 1924 (aged 86)–21 December 1925 (aged 87)
2 years 158 days
Paolo Boselli Italy M 8 June 1838–10 Match 1932
aged 93 years, 272 days
2 July 1924 (aged 86)–10 March 1932 (aged 93)
7 years, 260 days
Francisco Andrade Marín Ecuador M 15 November 1841–6 September 1935
aged 93 years, 295 days
10 March 1932 (aged 88)–6 September 1935 (aged 93)
3 years, 175 days
Lizardo Garcia Ecuador

M

26 April 1844–29 May 1937
aged 93 years, 34 days
6 September 1935 (aged 91)–29 May 1937 (aged 93)
1 year, 263 days
Eliodoro Villazón Bolivia M 22 January 1848–12 September 1939
aged 91 years, 233 days

29 May 1937 (aged 89)–12 September 1939 (aged 91)
2 years, 194 days

Alejandro Deustua Peru M 22 March 1849–6 August 1945
aged 96 years, 138 days
12 September 1939 (aged 90)–6 August 1945 (aged 96)
8 years, 69 days
Gennaro Pignatello di Belmonte Vatican City M 10 April 1851–16 February 1948
aged 96 years, 312 days
6 August 1945 (aged 94)–16 February 1948 (aged 96)
2 years, 194 days)
Philippe Petain France M 24 Apr 1856–23 July 1951
aged 95 years, 90 days
16 February 1948 (aged 91)–23 July 1951 (aged 95)
3 years, 157 days
Pedro Lascurain Mexico M 8 May 1856–21 July 1952
aged 96 years, 74 days
23 July 1951 (aged 95) – 21 July 1952 (aged 96)
364 days
Christopher Hornsrud Norway M 15 November 1859–12 December 1960
aged 101 years, 27 days
9 September 1957 (aged 92)–12 December 1960 (aged 101)

3 years, 93 days

Venceslau Brás Brazil M 26 February 1868–15 May 1966
aged 98 years, 78 days
12 December 1960 (aged 92)–15 May 1966 (aged 98)
5 years, 154 days
Camille Huysmans Belgium M 26 May 1871–25 February 1968
aged 96 years, 275 days
15 May 1966 (aged 94) – 25 February 1968 (aged 96)
1 year, 286 days
Alfredo Solf y Muro Peru M 15 March 1872–14 August 1969
aged 97 years, 152 days
25 February 1968 (aged 96)–14 August 1969 (aged 97)
1 year, 170 days
Joseph Paul-Boncour France M 4 August 1873–28 March 1972
aged 98 years, 237 days
14 August 1969 (aged 96)–28 March 1972 (aged 98)
2 years, 227 days
Émile Reuter Luxembourg M 2 August 1874–14 February 1973
aged 98 years, 196 days
28 March 1972 (aged 97)–14 February 1973 (aged 98)
323 days
Dezso Pattantyus-Abraham Hungary M 10 July 1875–25 July 1973
aged 98 years, 15 days
14 February 1973 (aged 97) – 25 July 1973 (aged 98)
161 days
Federico Páez Ecuador M 4 June 1877 – 9 February 1974
aged 96 years, 250 days
25 July 1973 (aged 96)–9 February 1974 (aged 96)
199 days
Borys Martos Ukraine M 20 May 1879–19 September 1977
aged 98 years, 122 days
9 February 1974 (aged 94)–19 September 1977 (aged 98)
3 years, 222 days
Isidro Ayora Ecuador M 31 August 1879 – 22 March 1978
98 years, 203 days
19 September 1977 (aged 98)–22 March 1978 (aged 98)
184 days
Federico Chaves Paraguay M 22 March 1978–24 April 1978
96 years, 68 days
22 March 1978 (aged 96)–24 March 1978 (aged 96)
33 days
Celál Bayar Türkiye M 16 May 1883 – 22 August 1986
aged 103 years, 99 days
24 April 1978 (aged 94)–22 August 1986 (aged 103)
8 years, 121 days
Willem Drees Netherlands M 5 July 1886–14 May 1988
aged 101 years, 314 days
22 August 1986 (aged 100)–14 May 1988 (aged 101)

1 year, 267 days

Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni Japan M• 3 December 1887–20 January 1990
aged aged 102 years, 48 days
14 May 1988 (aged 101)–20 January 1990 (aged 102)
2 years, 252 days
Zhang Qun Taiwan M 9 May 1889–14 December 1990
aged 101 years, 220 days
20 January 1990 (aged 100)–14 December 1990 (aged 101)
329 days
Antoine Pinay France M 30 December 1891–13 December 1994
aged 102 years, 348 days
14 December 1990 (aged 98)–13 December 1994 (aged 102)

3 years, 364 days

Morarji Desai India M 29 February 1896–10 April 1995
aged 99 years, 41 days
13 December 1994 (aged 98) –10 April 1995 (aged 99)
119 days
Gulzarilal Nanda India M 4 July 1898–15 January 1998
aged 99 years, 195 days
10 April 1995 (aged 96)–15 January 1998 (aged 99)
2 years, 275 days
Constantine Kollias Greece M 1901–13 July 1998
aged 96 years 194 days to 97 years, 193 days
15 January 1998 (aged 96–97)–13 July 1998 (aged 96–97)
179 days
Ion Gheorghe Maurer Romania M

23 September 1902–8 February 2000
aged 97 years, 138 days

13 July 1998 (aged 95)–8 February 2000 (aged 97)
1 year, 211 days
Michail Stasinopoulos Greece M 27 July 1903–31 October 2002
aged 99 years, 142 days
8 February 2000 (aged 96)–31 October 3002 (aged 99)
3 years, 267 days
Xenophon Zolotas Greece M 26 April 1904–10 Jube 2004
aged 100 years, 45 days
31 October 2002 (aged 98)–10 June 2004 (aged 100)
1 year, 224 days
Chau Sen Cosscal Chhum Cambodia M 1 September 1905–23 January 2009
aged 103 years, 143 days
10 June 2004 (aged 98)–23 January 2009 (aged 103)
4 years, 192 days
Abdel Halim Muhammad Sudan M 10 April 1910–16 April 2009
aged 99 years, 6 days
22 January 2009 (aged 98)–16 April 2009 (aged 99)
85 days
Johan Ferrier Suriname M 12 May 1910–4 January 2010
agrd 99 years, 237 days
16 April 2009 (aged 98)–4 January 2010 (aged 99)
264 days
Bernardino Gonzalez Ruiz Panama M 11 January 1911–15 March 2012
aged 101 years, 64 days
4 January 2010 (aged 98)–15 March 2012 (aged 100)
2 years, 72 days
Telmo Vargas Ecuador M 9 October 1912–9 August 2013
aged 100 years, 304 days
15 March 2012 (aged 99)–9 August 2013 (aged 100)
1 year, 144 days
André Prunet-Foch Andorra M 3 July 1914–30 January 2017
aged 102 years, 211 days
9 August 2013 (aged 99)–30 January 2017 (aged 102)

3 years, 174 days

Đỗ Mười Vietnam M 2 February 1917–1 October 2018
aged 101 years, 241 days
30 January 2017 (aged 98)–1 October 2018 (aged 101)
1 year, 244 days
Babiker Awadalla Sudan M 2 March 1917–17 January 2019
aged 101 years, 321 days
1 October 2018 (aged 101)–17 January 2019 (aged 101)
108 days
Yasuhiro Nakasone Japan M 27 May 1918–29 November 2019
aged 101 years, 186 days
17 January 2019 (aged 100)–29 November 2019 (aged 101)
314 days
Hyun Soong-jong South Korea M

26 February 1919–25 May 2021
aged 101 years, 89 days

29 November 2019 (aged 100)–25 May 2021 (aged 101)
178 days
Mustafa Ben Halim Libya M 29 January 1921–7 December 2021
aged 100 years, 312 days
25 May 2021 (aged 100) – 7 December 2021 (aged 100)
196 days
Francisco Morales Bermúdez Peru M 4 October 1921–14 July 2022
aged 100 years, 283 days
07 December 2021 (aged 100) – 14 July 2022 (aged 100)

219 days

Khamtai Siphandone Laos M born 8 February 1924
age 100 years, 128 days
14 July 2022 (aged 98)–11 October 2023 (aged 99)
1 year, 89 days
Guillermo Rodriguez Ecuador M born 4 November 1923
age 100 years, 224 days
11 October 2023 (aged 99)present
248 days

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