List of Portuguese supercentenarians

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This is an incomplete list of Portuguese supercentenarians (people from Portugal who have attained the age of at least 110 years). The Gerontology Research Group (GRG), an organization that tracks supercentenarians and validates age claims, has verified the ages of seven supercentenarians from Portugal.[1] The oldest person ever from Portugal was Maria de Jesus, who died in 2009 aged 115 years 114 days.

Verified Portuguese supercentenarians[edit]

  Deceased   Living

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 Luíza 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
7 Antonio de Castro[2] M 6 January 1898 22 June 2009 111 years, 167 days Braga Braga District

Portuguese emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of supercentenarians born in Portugal who are living in or emigrated to another country before they died.

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age [†] District or region of birth Country of death
1 Mary Marques[5] F 11 February 1896 3 January 2008 111 years, 326 days Leiria United States
2 Alice Sanders[6] F 12 May 1897 7 November 2007 110 years, 179 days Azores United States

Supercentenarians born in former Portuguese territories/colonies[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age [†] Region of birth Country of death
1 Adelina Domingues[3] F 19 February 1888 21 August 2002 114 years, 183 days Portuguese Cape Verde United States


Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[edit]

Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes (24 October 1890 – 25 July 2005) is 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.[7]

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).[8] Maia-Lopes died 25 July 2005, aged 114 years 274 days.

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.[9] [10]


  1. ^ a b Validated living supercentenarians Archived 2001-02-24 at the Wayback Machine. 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 d Supercentenarians who lived in Portugal
  4. ^ GRG Deaths in 2011
  5. ^ GRG Deaths in 2008 Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ GRG Deaths in 2007
  7. ^ on Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes Archived 2012-07-29 at
  8. ^ Portugal's oldest woman dies at 114
  9. ^ "New Bedford, Mass". Portuguese Times. Archived from the original on 2010-05-30. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  10. ^ Jasonmerced, Scott (2007-11-09). "One of oldest Portuguese women, 110, dies - Local". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2010-09-11.