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Oldest Slovenian dies at 110

Ljubljana, 2 April - Nikolaj Dragoš, at 110 the oldest Slovenian, died on 31 March. He was one of only three supercentenarians ever recorded in Slovenia.

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Nikolaj Dragoš, the oldest Slovenian man, has died
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News about his death was reported on Monday by the Association of Pensioners Brod, of which he was a member.

Dragoš, born on 27 August 1907, died at age 110 years and 216 days as the oldest ever Slovenian man.

Only two women in Slovenia were ever recorded as having lived longer.

Dragoš celebrated his 110th birthday at the retirement home in the Ljubljana borough of Poljane last August.

He was greeted by President Borut Pahor and even joined a band with his tambourine for a few songs.

He wrote poems until shortly before his death and had completed an autobiography at age 100.

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