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Yisrael Kristal

1903 - 2017

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Yisrael Kristal (or Israel Kristal; born Izrael Icek Kryształ; Hebrew: ישראל קרישטל; 15 September 1903 – 11 August 2017) was a Polish-Israeli supercentenarian recognized in 2014 as the oldest living Holocaust survivor. After the death of Yasutaro Koide, of Japan, on 18 January 2016, he was also recognized as the oldest living man in the world as well as one of the ten oldest men ever at his death at age 113 years and 330 days. Born in 1903 to religious parents in Maleniec, near Żarnów, then part of Poland of the Russian Empire, Kristal remained religiously observant all his life.A confectioner by profession, he experienced World War I as an early teen, and World War II as an adult. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yisrael Kristal has received more than 711,332 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Yisrael Kristal is the 5,853rd most popular politician (down from 4,371st in 2019), the 325th most popular biography from Poland (down from 259th in 2019) and the 85th most popular Polish Politician.

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Among politicians, Yisrael Kristal ranks 5,853 out of 15,577Before her are Bocchus I, Yeongnyu of Goguryeo, Nuon Chea, Göran Persson, Wazner, and Tokugawa Iesada. After her are Noe Zhordania, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, Emperor Konoe, Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, Spiro Agnew, and Tzitzak.

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Among people born in 1903, Yisrael Kristal ranks 87Before her are Evelyn Waugh, Werner Best, Charles W. Morris, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Walker Evans, and Heinz Reinefarth. After her are Gregor Piatigorsky, Henry Corbin, Watchman Nee, Florence Owens Thompson, Charlotte Perriand, and Kim Chaek. Among people deceased in 2017, Yisrael Kristal ranks 98Before her are Tomas Milian, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, René Préval, Peter Abrahams, Bruce McCandless II, and Bill Paxton. After her are Azzedine Alaïa, Jannis Kounellis, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Loalwa Braz, Dick Bruna, and Juan Goytisolo.

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Among people born in Poland, Yisrael Kristal ranks 325 out of 1,454Before her are Heinz Reinefarth (1903), Ernst Wilimowski (1916), Johann Daniel Titius (1729), Otto Mueller (1874), Stefan Czarniecki (1599), and Robert Luther (1822). After her are Maria Szymanowska (1789), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Jan Zamoyski (1542), Peter Lindbergh (1944), Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785), and Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński (1776).


Among politicians born in Poland, Yisrael Kristal ranks 85Before her are Ida Haendel (1928), Henry the Bearded (1163), Siemomysł (922), Janusz Korwin-Mikke (1942), Bolesław V the Chaste (1226), and Stefan Czarniecki (1599). After her are Jan Zamoyski (1542), Mieszko III the Old (1126), Kurt Schumacher (1895), Anna Leszczyńska (1699), Bolesław IV the Curly (1120), and Arthur Greiser (1897).