Thomas Peters (supercentenarian)

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Thomas Peters
Born (1745-04-06)6 April 1745
Leeuwarden
Died 26 March 1857(1857-03-26)
(aged 111 years, 354 days)
Arnhem
Occupation Supercentenarian

Thomas Peters (6 April 1745 - 26 March 1857) was a Dutch supercentenarian. He is the earliest recorded supercentarian accepted by Guinness World Records. Originally in a footnote, the Peters case was later promoted although subsequent questions[by whom?] were raised about documentation. Indeed, it appears that if the documentation ever existed, it has been lost. Thus, on paper Thomas Peters lived to be 111 years and 354 days, but scientifically the lack of reproducible evidence makes this case subject to doubt. His death certificate says that he died at the age of 'Hundred and twelve Years' (in Dutch), with the age written by the registrar in especially beautiful hand writing compared to the remainder of the certificate.

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Preceded by
Pierre Darcourt
Oldest Recorded Person Ever
24 July 1853 — 23 April 1934
Succeeded by
Delina Filkins
Oldest recorded verified man ever
24 July 1853 — 19 June 1977
Succeeded by
Shigechiyo Izumi (disputed)