List of Portuguese supercentenarians

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Portuguese supercentenarians are citizens, residents or emigrants from Portugal or its former colonies who have attained or surpassed 110 years of age. As of January 2015, the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) had validated the longevity claims of 9 Portuguese supercentenarians, including 7 residents and 2 emigrants.[1] Maria de Jesus was the oldest Portuguese citizen whose age was validated; she lived 115 years and 114 days, from 1893 to 2009.[2]

Oldest Portuguese people ever[edit]

  Deceased   Living
Unranked entries have not yet been validated by the GRG.
^ denotes age at death, or, if living, age as of 19 January 2019

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age[†] District or region
of birth
District or country
of death
01 Maria de Jesus[1][2] F 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Santarém Santarém
02 Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[1] F 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Porto Porto
03 Adelina Domingues[1] F 19 February 1888 21 August 2002 114 years, 183 days Cape Verde United States
04 Maria Luíza Nunes da Silva[1] F 7 July 1898 26 September 2011 113 years, 81 days Porto Lisbon
05 Catarina Carreiro-Pascoal[1] F 9 January 1891 13 February 2004 113 years, 35 days Castelo Branco Castelo Branco
06 Clara Lopes dos Santos[1] F 26 March 1894 25 October 2006 112 years, 213 days Viseu Lisbon
07 Augusto Moreira de Oliveira[1] M 6 October 1896 13 February 2009 112 years, 130 days Aveiro Porto
08 Mary Marques[1] F 11 February 1896 3 January 2008 111 years, 326 days Leiria United States
Benvinda Marques Matias[3] F 15 February 1906 23 September 2017 111 years, 220 days Coimbra Leiria
09 Antonio Fernandes de Castro[1] M 6 January 1898 22 June 2009 111 years, 167 days Braga Braga
10 Maria Dolores Ferreira[4] F 22 July 1902 29 July 2013 111 years, 7 days Braga Braga
11 Alice Sanders[1] F 12 May 1897 7 November 2007 110 years, 179 days Azores United States

Biographies[edit]

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.[5]

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).[6] 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, who became her husband on Christmas Day in 1913.[7] [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Wikkerink, Marco; Kroczek, Waclaw Jan (1 January 2015). "GRG Database by Nation". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "World's oldest woman dies at age 115". NBC News. Associated Press. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Morreu portuguesa de 111 anos em Alcobaça". www.sabado.pt. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "1902Gallery.html, as of July 15, 2018". www.grg.org. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ on Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes Archived 2012-07-29 at Archive.today
  6. ^ Reporter, Staff. "Portugal's oldest woman dies at 114". The M&G Online. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ "New Bedford, Mass". Portuguese Times. Archived from the original on 2010-05-30. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  8. ^ Jasonmerced, Scott (2007-11-09). "One of oldest Portuguese women, 110, dies - Local". Modbee.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2010-09-11.