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John Evans (19 August 1877 – 10 June 1990) of Fforestfach, Swansea was the longest-lived authenticated man
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ever from the United Kingdom from 27 May 1989 until 29 March 2009, when Henry Allingham broke his record. Evans was also the oldest recognized living man at the time of his death and is the oldest ever Welsh-born person.

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Evans had been a Welsh coal miner, and became the oldest man in the United Kingdom ever when he broke the record of England's John Mosely Turner (1856–1968). In March 1986, at 108, Evans was the oldest person to be fitted with a pacemaker, from which he made a quick recovery. Evans repeatedly attributed his longevity to abstinence from smoking, drinking and swearing. On his 110th birthday, he visited London for the first time in his life.

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