President Joe Biden additionally broke a second age-related report this previous November when he turned 80, making him the one president in US historical past to serve whereas in his 80’s. Earlier than Biden, the oldest US Presidents have been Donald Trump, who took workplace on the age of 70, and Ronald Regan, who took workplace on the age of 69 (by way of The Hill).
Earlier than King Charles III broke the report, the oldest ascending monarch in British historical past was William IV, who was simply shy of his sixty fifth birthday when he took the throne in 1830 (by way of Sky Historical past). Edward VII, the oldest son of the well-known Queen Victoria, was 59 years previous when he ascended the throne in 1901. And King George IV was 57 when he grew to become the monarch in 1820.
Contemplating that folks at the moment reside longer than they did in earlier centuries, it is sensible that each America and the UK would see their oldest-ever leaders at the moment. The truth is, each the Silent Technology (of which President Biden is a member) and the Child Boomers (of which King Charles is a member) are anticipated to stay round as important parts of the inhabitants for years to return in accordance with present projections (by way of Washington Publish).