Walter Breuning

1896 - 2011

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Walter Breuning (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011) was an American supercentenarian who lived for 114 years and 205 days and was, at the time of his death, the oldest living man in the world and the third-oldest verified man ever, behind Christian Mortensen and Emiliano Mercado del Toro. As of 2024, he is the fifth-oldest man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Breuning has received more than 612,901 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Walter Breuning is the 2,705th most popular religious figure (down from 2,521st in 2019), the 7,295th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,233rd in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Religious Figure.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 3.47

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Over the past year Walter Breuning has had the most page views in the with 62,902 views, followed by Chinese (4,385), and Russian (4,022). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (112.73%), Chinese (81.50%), and Central Bicolano (51.46%)


Among religious figures, Walter Breuning ranks 2,705 out of 3,187Before him are Friedrich Gustav Piffl, Raúl Francisco Primatesta, Mikel Koliqi, Jon Sobrino, Brother Alois, and Eugenio Tosi. After him are Chiara Badano, Finnian of Clonard, Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, Talgat Tadzhuddin, Peter Takeo Okada, and Giuseppe Petrocchi.

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Among people born in 1896, Walter Breuning ranks 206Before him are Esteban Canal, Gunnar Lindström, Paul van Ostaijen, Agustín Sancho, Lotte Jacobi, and Jack Pickford. After him are Alberto Vargas, Alexander Brailowsky, Sirarpie Der Nersessian, Anton Walbrook, Ethel Waters, and Tommy Johnson. Among people deceased in 2011, Walter Breuning ranks 326Before him are Frances Bay, Hubert Sumlin, Lewis Binford, Annie Easley, Robert Lamoureux, and Henri Chammartin. After him are Sergo Kotrikadze, Luiz Bueno, Roger Gautier, Leonid Abalkin, Agustín García-Gasco Vicente, and Nasser Hejazi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Breuning ranks 7,295 out of 20,380Before him are Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Khloé Kardashian (1984), Edward Everett Horton (1886), Gary Merrill (1915), Ken Foree (1948), and Robert Crippen (1937). After him are Shemp Howard (1895), Jane Wyatt (1910), Ben Bradlee (1921), David Blatt (1959), Amy Smart (1976), and Gilbert Strang (1934).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Walter Breuning ranks 57Before him are Emma Tillman (1892), Mother Angelica (1923), C. I. Scofield (1843), Adoniram Judson (1788), Seán Patrick O'Malley (1944), and John F. MacArthur (1939). After him are Edmund Szoka (1927), Raymond E. Brown (1928), Francis Spellman (1889), Donald Wuerl (1940), Bruce M. Metzger (1914), and Adam Maida (1930).