List of Portuguese supercentenarians

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This is a list of verified Portuguese supercentenarians (people from Portugal who have attained the age of at least 110 years). There have been 8 verified supercentenarians from Portugal.[1] The oldest person ever from Portugal was Maria de Jesus, who died in 2009 aged 115 years 114 days. As of 28 November 2014, there are no verified living supercentenarians living in Portugal.

Portuguese supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age District or region of birth District or region of death
1 Maria de Jesus[2] F 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Santarém Santarém
2 Maria do Couto Maia[3] F 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Porto Porto
3 Maria Nunes da Silva[4] F 7 July 1898 26 September 2011 113 years, 81 days Porto Lisbon
4 Catarina Carreiro[3] F 9 January 1891 13 February 2004 113 years, 35 days Castelo Branco Castelo Branco
5 Clara dos Santos[3] F 26 March 1894 25 October 2006 112 years, 213 days Viseu Lisbon
6 Augusto Moreira de Oliveira[2] M 6 October 1896 13 February 2009 112 years, 130 days Aveiro Porto District
Elvira de Jesus Caldeira[5] F 27 July 1886 5 June 1998 111 years, 313 days Coimbra Coimbra District
7 Antonio de Castro[2] M 6 January 1898 22 June 2009 111 years, 167 days Braga Braga District

Portuguese emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age District or region of birth Country of death
1 Mary Marques[6] F 11 February 1896 3 January 2008 111 years, 326 days Leiria United States
2 Alice Sanders[7] F 12 May 1897 7 November 2007 110 years, 179 days Azores United States

Oldest Portuguese person by district and region[edit]

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each district or region

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

District or region Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
Azores Alice Sanders F 12 May 1897 7 November 2007 110 years, 179 days
Aveiro Augusto Moreira de Oliveira M 6 October 1896 13 February 2009 112 years, 130 days
Beja
Braga Antonio de Castro M 6 January 1898 22 June 2009 111 years, 167 days
Bragança
Castelo Branco Catarina Carreiro F 9 January 1891 13 February 2004 113 years, 35 days
Coimbra Elvira de Jesus Caldeira F 27 July 1886 5 June 1998 111 years, 313 days
Évora
Faro
Guarda
Leiria Mary Marques F 11 February 1896 3 January 2008 111 years, 326 days
Lisbon
Madeira
Portalegre
Porto Maria do Couto Maia F 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days
Santarém Maria de Jesus F 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days
Setúbal
Viana do Castelo
Vila Real
Viseu Clara dos Santos F 26 March 1894 25 October 2006 112 years, 213 days

Limbo cases[edit]

Limbo cases refer to supercentenarians who were verified to have reached the age of 110 but their death date is unknown

Name Sex Birth date Last confirmed to have been alive District of birth District of death
Maria Dolores Ferreira[1] F 22 July 1902 22 July 2013 Braga Braga
Maria da Costa Almeida[5] F 29 September 1899 9 September 2010 Coimbra Coimbra

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Portugal since 1998[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan District of death
? 5 June 1998 Elvira de Jesus Caldeira F ? – 111 27 July 1886 – 5 June 1998
111 years, 313 days
Coimbra
5 June 1998 22 February 2000
(1 year, 262 days)
Jose Ferreira-Andrade M 108 – 109 24 April 1890 – 22 February 2000
109 years, 304 days
Viseu
22 February 2000 25 July 2005
(5 years, 153 days)
Maria do Couto Maia F 109 – 114 24 October 1890 – 25 July 2005
114 years, 274 days
Oporto
25 July 2005 2 January 2009
(3 years, 161 days)
Maria de Jesus F 111 – 115 10 September 1893 – 2 January 2009
115 years, 114 days
Santarém
2 January 2009 13 February 2009
(42 days)
Augusto Moreira M 112 6 October 1896 – 13 February 2009
112 years, 130 days
Aveiro
13 February 2009 22 June 2009
(129 days)
Antonio de Castro M 111 6 January 1898 – 22 June 2009
111 years, 167 days
Braga
22 June 2009 26 September 2011
(2 years, 96 days)
Maria Nunes da Silva F 110 – 113 7 July 1898 – 26 September 2011
113 years, 81 days
Lisbon
26 September 2011 29 December 2011
(94 days)
Maria Felícia Bento F 110 8 April 1901 – 29 December 2011
110 years, 292 days
Coimbra
29 December 2011 21 February 2012
(54 days)
Maria do Carmo Fernandes F 109 – 110 23 January 1902 – 21 February 2012
110 years, 29 days
Castelo Branco
21 February 2012 1 August 2013
(1 year, 161 days)
Maria Dolores Ferreira[1] F 109 – 111 22 July 1902 – 1 August 2013
111 years, 10 days
Braga
1 August 2013 Present
(1 year, 119 days)
Manuel dos Santos[1] M 108 born 23 December 1905
age 108 years, 340 days
Santarém

People[edit]

Catarina Carreiro-Pascoal[edit]

Catarina Carreiro Pascoal (9 January 1891 – 13 February 2004) was the 1st verified supercentenarian case from Portugal (verified in 2002) and was for a time thought to be Portugal's oldest person, until Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes was discovered. Carreiro ranks 4th in list. She died at the age of 113 years 35 days.[8]

Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[edit]

Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes (24 October 1890 – 25 July 2005) was the 2nd longest-lived person to be documented in Portugal. She was born and lived in Grijó, in Vila Nova de Gaia, which is near the city of Porto.

She remembered the day when the last king of Portugal, D. Manuel II, visited the nearby town of Espinho, on 23 November 1908.[9]

Maia-Lopes was nearly deaf and blind in her later years, and was confined to bed after a 2002 domestic accident with boiling water that burned her feet.[citation needed] She had a total of eight daughters, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1942. One of her great-granddaughters married a grandson of Portugal's oldest ever man, Augusto Moreira de Oliveira (1896 – 2009).[10]

Maia-Lopes died at the age of 114 years 274 days, which places her as one of the 40 longest lived people ever. At the time of her death, she was the 2nd-oldest person in Europe, behind Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper. She was also recognized as the 4th-oldest person in the world behind van Andel-Schipper, Elizabeth Bolden and Bettie Wilson, both from the United States. Maia-Lopes would later be relegated to fifth-oldest in the world at the time of her death with the recognition of María Capovilla of Ecuador.[1]

Alice Sanders[edit]

Alice Sanders (São Jorge Island, 12 May 1897 – Merced, California, 7 November 2007)[1] was one of the last survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Alice Catarina Matos was born in the Azores archipelago. Her family emigrated to Half Moon Bay (California) in 1903, when Alice was 6 years old. The April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a few weeks prior to Alice's ninth birthday, was a traumatic experience to her family, since they believed the end of the World had come. In 1912, the Matos family moved to Gustine, where Alice met Clarence Leonard Sanders, which became her husband in the Christmas Day of 1913.[11] [12]

Augusto Moreira de Oliveira[edit]

Augusto Moreira de Oliveira (6 October 1896 – 13 February 2009) was at his death age 112 years, 130 days, Portugal's oldest ever man, and the oldest person in Portugal at the time of his death. He was the 4th-oldest man in the world, the 2nd-oldest man in Europe and the 5th-oldest person in the continent. He ranks in the top 25 oldest men ever and was one of the 25 oldest verified living people in the world. He is the 6th oldest person ever from Portugal. On 2 January 2009, Oliveira became Portugal's oldest living person.

Preceded by
Maria de Jesus
Oldest recognized living person in Portugal
2 January 2009 – 13 February 2009
Succeeded by
Antonio de Castro

Antonio de Castro[edit]

Antonio Fernandes de Castro (6 January 1898 – 22 June 2009) was at his death age 111 years 167 days, the oldest person in Portugal and the 2nd-oldest Portuguese male ever behind Augusto Moreira de Oliveira who died on 13 February 2009.[13] In addition, he was one of the 50 oldest verified men ever. At the time of his death, Fernandes was also the 4th-oldest man in the world and the 2nd-oldest in Europe, behind the world's then oldest man, Henry Allingham, from the United Kingdom.

Preceded by
Augusto Moreira de Oliveira
Oldest recognized living person in Portugal
13 February 2009 – 22 June 2009
Succeeded by
Maria Nunes da Silva

Maria Luíza Nunes da Silva[edit]

Maria Luíza Beires Nunes da Silva (7 July 1898 – 26 September 2011) of Lisbon was a Portuguese supercentenarian who was 113 years 81 days at her death. She was the oldest living person in Portugal. She became the oldest living woman in Portugal on 2 January 2009 following the death of Maria de Jesus, who at 115 years 114 days was the oldest verified living person worldwide. With the death of Antonio de Castro on the 22 June 2009 at age 111 years 167 days, she was the oldest Portuguese person.

Maria Luiza Nunes da Silva exercised everyday and was reported to be in good health, although she was in a wheelchair most of the time.[14] She resided in Lisbon with a daughter of hers. da Silva also had 12 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren at the time of her death.[15]

On 5 August 2011, Maria Luíza Nunes da Silva aged 113 years 29 days became one of 40 oldest people from Europe ever.

On 26 September 2011 she died at the age of 113 years 81 days, and was the 12th oldest person in the world at the time of her death.

Preceded by
Antonio de Castro
Oldest recognized living person in Portugal
22 June 2009 – 26 September 2011
Succeeded by
Maria Felícia Bento

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Validated living supercentenarians The Gerontology Research Group lists persons as living whose age has been validated and confirmed to be alive within the past year.
  2. ^ a b c GRG Deaths in 2009
  3. ^ a b c Supercentenarians who lived in Portugal
  4. ^ GRG Deaths in 2011
  5. ^ a b List of Pending cases
  6. ^ GRG Deaths in 2008
  7. ^ GRG Deaths in 2007
  8. ^ Catarina Carreiro's biography
  9. ^ on Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes
  10. ^ Portugal's oldest woman dies at 114
  11. ^ "New Bedford, Mass". Portuguese Times. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  12. ^ Jasonmerced, Scott (2007-11-09). "One of oldest Portuguese women, 110, dies - Local". Modbee.com. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  13. ^ Report on Antonio Fernandes de Castro's death
  14. ^ Lucas, Filipe Prista (2010-03-01). "Portuguese supercentenarians (Part 1)". World's Oldest People. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  15. ^ Gerontology Research Group Note: Scroll near the bottom of the page. Retrieved 2009-10-25.