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Royalty and Head of State World Records

The Oldest Head of State

The oldest head of state in the world is Olaf V, King of Norway born 2 July 1903.


The Oldest First To Assume Office Prime Minister

Morarji Ranchhodji Desai of India born 29 February 1896 has the oldest age of appointment at 81 in March 1977.


The Longest-Lived Prime Minister

Dr. Willem Drees (Social Democrat) was the Prime Minister of the Netherlands in 1948 -1958. He was the longest-lived prime minister of any country, born 5 July 1886 and died on 13 May 1988, aged 101 years 313 days.


The Tallest Prime Minister - England & Scotland

Lord Callaghan (James Callaghan), KG, PC (27 March 1912 - 26 March 2005) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. He is believed to be the tallest prime minister in British history at 1.85 meter 6 feet 1 inch.


The First Woman Prime Minister

The first woman prime minister was SiriMavo Bandaranaika of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) when her party, the Sri Lanka (Blessed Ceylon) Freedom Party won the general election in July 1960. She was born in 1916.


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