Manuela Fernández-Fojaco

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Manuela Fernández Fojaco (18 June 1895 – 6 January 2009) was the fifth-oldest living person, the oldest person in Europe and the oldest living person in Spain at the time of her death, at the age of 113 years, 202 days. She is the fifth oldest Spanish person and fourth oldest Spanish woman ever.

Manuela Fernández Fojaco was born in Llamas, in the municipality of Aller, Asturias.[citation needed] She was approximately one year and two months younger than the oldest living person at the time of her death, American woman Gertrude Baines, and approximately nine years younger than all-time world recordholder French woman Jeanne Calment was at the time of her death. Fernández was the last European born in 1895. Fernández Fojaco is also the fifth oldest person ever from Spain. On 2 January 2009, she became the oldest living European after the death of 115-year old Portuguese woman Maria de Jesus. Her reign lasted for 4 days until her death on 6 January 2009. After her death, 112-year-old Lucia Lauria Vigna from Italy became Europe's oldest person (although Eugénie Blanchard was from Saint Barthélemy, which is part of the European Union).

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Preceded by
Maria de Jesus
Oldest person in Europe
2 January 2009 – 6 January 2009
Succeeded by
Lucia Lauria Vigna
Preceded by
Lucía Madaria Vesga
Oldest person in Spain
2 February 2006 – 6 January 2009
Succeeded by
Maria de la O-Soria