Oldest man in Netherlands, 108, dies

20th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

The oldest man in the Netherlands has died.

20 March 2008

AMSTERDAM - Johannes van der Giessen, the oldest man in the Netherlands, died on Wednesday in a nursing home in Rotterdam, the man's son told Dutch media on Thursday.

Van der Giessen, who turned 108 on 19 December, had been living at home with his son, 67, until he broke his hip several weeks ago and was sent to a nursing home to recuperate.

[Copyright dpa 2008]

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