Man, Han Solo is old

For whatever reason, I got curious about how old Han Solo is in the Star Wars Expanded Universe - the novels, comics, etc. - and so went on Wookieepedia to look it up. According to that, Han was born in 29 BBY (Before Battle of Yavin, which is used as Year Zero in Star Wars). The most recent novel he's been in is set in 44 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin). Now, I'm no good at the maths, but that would make him 73 years old.
Credit: Kate Beaton.
Then, I decided to check to see how old Luke and Leia were. According to Wookieepedia, they were born in 19 BBY, ten years after Han, making them 63 years old. You know who's really old, though? Chewbacca. If Chewbacca were still alive, he'd be 244.


  1. "If he were alive." What did they do, kill off Chewie?

    As for being old, apparently Correllians (sp) are a long lived race. I dunno.

    Not related, there's a Perrier tv ad that's been running that immediately made me think of your blog if you've seen it, you would know. It's pretty cool with some retro space suit stylings.

    1. Yeah, they killed him off way back in 1999, in a novel called Vector Prime. Since then, they've also killed off Anakin Solo and Jacen Solo, two of Han and Leia's kids, as well as Mara Jade Skywalker, Luke's wife.

      Oh, and Leia is a Jedi now, too.

    2. Oh yeah, I've seen that ad too. I like the retro-70s feel to it.

  2. 73? I love Han Solo, but he should have died young like all great rebels. Seeing them old is sad.


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