List of Spanish supercentenarians

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This is a list of Spanish supercentenarians (people from Spain who have reached the age of at least 110 years). There have been, including 7 emigrant supercentenarians, 64 verified Spanish supercentenarians ever, the oldest of whom was Ana María Vela Rubio (29 October 1901 – 15 December 2017).[1]

Living Spanish supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of known living supercentenarians living in Spain.

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 13 January 2018 Autonomy or country of birth Autonomy of residence
Francisco Núñez Olivera[2] M 13 December 1904 113 years, 31 days Extremadura Extremadura
Generosa Sales Ferreres[3] F 4 January 1907 111 years, 9 days Valencian Community Catalonia
Dolors Moret Ferriol[4] F 10 January 1907 111 years, 3 days Catalonia Catalonia
Maria Branyas Morera[5] F 4 March 1907 110 years, 315 days United States Catalonia
Teresa Gayarre Ripalda[6][7] F 1 April 1907 110 years, 287 days Aragon Castilla-La Mancha
Adelaida Gonzalez Hernandez[8] F 13 April 1907 110 years, 275 days Castile and León Castile and León
Virtudes Tomas Navarro[9][10] F 17 July 1907 110 years, 180 days Valencian Community Valencian Community
Celestina Penabad Garcia[11] F 2 August 1907 110 years, 164 days Galicia Galicia

Living Spanish emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 13 January 2018 Autonomy of birth Country of residence
Jeanne Lara[12] F 1 April 1906 111 years, 287 days Valencian Community France
Victoria de la Cruz Garcia[13] F 24 June 1907 110 years, 234 days Andalusia Japan

Spanish supercentenarians[edit]

  Deceased   Living
^ denotes age at death, or, if living, age as of 13 January 2018

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age [†] Autonomy of birth Autonomy of death
1 Ana María Vela Rubio[1] F 29 October 1901 15 December 2017 116 years, 47 days Andalusia Catalonia
2 María Antonia Castro[14] F 10 June 1881 16 January 1996 114 years, 220 days Andalusia Andalusia
3 María del Carmen López[14] F 3 April 1883 3 July 1997 114 years, 91 days Murcia Murcia
4 Joan Riudavets Moll[15] M 15 December 1889 5 March 2004 114 years, 81 days Balearic Islands Balearic Islands
5 María del Carmen Figueiró[15] F 28 October 1883 25 May 1997 113 years, 209 days Galicia Galicia
6 Manuela Fernández Fojaco[1] F 18 June 1895 6 January 2009 113 years, 202 days Asturias Asturias
Francisco Núñez Olivera[16] M 13 December 1904 Living 113 years, 31 days Extremadura Living in Extremadura
7 Avelina Mouzo Leis[1] F 27 December 1904 28 December 2017 113 years, 1 day Galicia Galicia
8 María Concha Pérez Cidad[1] F 9 December 1901 30 September 2014 112 years, 295 days Castile and León Madrid
9 Josefa Salas Mateo[15] F 14 July 1860 27 February 1973 112 years, 228 days Andalusia Andalusia
10 Josep Armengol Jover[14] M 23 July 1881 20 January 1994 112 years, 181 days Catalonia Catalonia
11 María Esperanza Onieva[14][15] F 1 September 1889 15 February 2002 112 years, 167 days Andalusia Andalusia
12 Francisca García Torres[1] F 13 September 1901 25 February 2014 112 years, 165 days Andalusia Navarre
13 Adelaida González Alonso[1] F 23 October 1902 20 November 2014 112 years, 28 days Castile and León Castile and León
14 E.M.M.[14] F 20 July 1885 21 June 1997 111 years, 336 days Andalusia Andalusia
15 Antonio Urrea Hernández[15] M 16 February 1888 15 November 1999 111 years, 272 days Murcia Catalonia
16 María de la O Soria Berbel[1] F 9 April 1898 23 December 2009 111 years, 258 days Andalusia Andalusia
17 Andresa Guerrero-Ortiz[17] F 30 November 1898 5 August 2010 111 years, 248 days Aragon Aragon
18 Carmen Romero[18] F 27 August 1895 8 April 2007 111 years, 224 days Andalusia Andalusia
19 E.E.A.[14] F 18 August 1890 25 March 2002 111 years, 219 days Castile and León Castile and León
Josefa Álvarez Rodríguez [19] F 16 February 1906 19 September 2017 111 years, 215 days Freás de Eiras Outomuro
Rosalba Castro Bello[20] F 15 February 1907 17 July 2017 110 years, 152 days Canary Islands Canary Islands
20 Dolors Subirana[21] F 18 July 1897 9 November 2008 111 years, 114 days Catalonia Catalonia
21 Eulalia Hernández[14] F 28 July 1891 16 November 2002 111 years, 111 days Andalusia Madrid
22 Remei Company Ventura[1] F 10 February 1903 28 May 2014 111 years, 107 days Catalonia Catalonia
23 Filomena Arán[22] F 4 May 1888 9 August 1999 111 years, 97 days Catalonia Catalonia
24 Lucía Madaria Vesga[1] F 13 December 1894 2 February 2006 111 years, 51 days Castile and León Andalusia
25 Francisco Fernández Fernández[23] M 24 July 1901 7 September 2012 111 years, 45 days Castile and León Castile and León
26 Francisca Barracel[1] F 18 June 1902 18 July 2013 111 years, 30 days Galicia Galicia
27 A.P.L.[14] F 26 March 1884 12 April 1995 111 years, 17 days Castile and León Castile and León
28 Plázida Insausti[18] F 5 October 1896 12 September 2007 110 years, 342 days Basque Country Basque Country
29 Ramona Agudín[24] F 9 March 1870 12 January 1981 110 years, 309 days Asturias Asturias
30 U.H.R.[14] F 19 June 1891 21 April 2002 110 years, 306 days Castile and León Castile and León
31 Telesfora de la Torre[15] F 5 January 1876 8 October 1986 110 years, 276 days Basque Country Basque Country
Galo Leoz[15] M 22 April 1879 23 January 1990 110 years, 276 days Aragon Madrid
33 Elisa de Iglesia Alonso[25] F 28 June 1895 28 March 2006 110 years, 273 days Galicia Galicia
34 A.R.S.[14] F 1 March 1885 24 November 1995 110 years, 268 days Andalusia Andalusia
35 A.L.M.[14] M 11 April 1879 1 January 1990 110 years, 265 days Basque Country Basque Country
M.C.M.G.[14] F 15 February 1886 6 November 1996 110 years, 265 days Andalusia Andalusia
37 Gregorio Merino[1] M 24 December 1886 9 September 1997 110 years, 259 days Castile and León Andalusia
38 Dámasa Carrascosa[25] F 11 December 1895 9 August 2006 110 years, 241 days Castile-La Mancha Madrid
39 Aurelio Diaz[15] M 16 October 1878 13 June 1989 110 years, 240 days Asturias Asturias
40 Dolores Gou[15] F 27 March 1892 20 November 2002 110 years, 238 days Catalonia Catalonia
41 Julia Fournier[21] F 9 November 1897 30 June 2008 110 years, 234 days Catalonia Catalonia
42 Gabriela Izquierdo[14] F 18 March 1887 27 October 1997 110 years, 223 days Castile and León Castile and León
43 Felipa Gutiérrez[17] F 11 April 1900 16 October 2010 110 years, 188 days Castile and León Castile and León
44 Remedios Ultra[18] F 23 August 1896 21 February 2007 110 years, 182 days Navarre Madrid
45 Rosa Martínez[17] F 3 May 1900 30 October 2010 110 years, 180 days Galicia Galicia
Teresa Solans Ferrer [26] F 25 February 1907 30 July 2017 110 years, 155 days Aragon
46 María Juana Rodriguez[14][15] F 8 August 1886 1 December 1996 110 years, 115 days Galicia Galicia
Francisca Villán Pérez[1] F 17 September 1902 10 January 2013 110 years, 115 days Castile and León Castile and León
48 Rosa Pajares Martinicorena[14] F 24 May 1879 8 September 1989 110 years, 107 days Navarre Navarre
49 F.M.M.[14] F 6 November 1887 19 January 1998 110 years, 74 days Navarre Navarre
50 Aurora Lombán[18] F 26 April 1897 25 June 2007 110 years, 60 days Galicia Galicia
51 Tomasa Méndez[27] F 2 June 1899 21 July 2009 110 years, 49 days Castile and León Castile and León
52 Isacia Díez[15] F 21 April 1895 2 June 2005 110 years, 42 days Castile and León Castile and León
Josefa Gort Esquerdo [26] F 18 September 1907 17 October 2017 110 years, 29 days El Cogul, Lleida Almacelles
53 Pablo Roy[15] M 15 January 1884 26 January 1994 110 years, 11 days Castile-La Mancha Madrid
54 María Marcote-Boullosa[1] F 28 September 1901 4 October 2011 110 years, 6 days Galicia Galicia
Etelvina Fernández Suárez [28] F 18 November 1907 24 November 2017 110 years, 6 days Asturias
55 A.A.M.[14] F 21 November 1883 25 November 1993 110 years, 4 days Andalusia Andalusia
Jorja Hernando[29] F 22 April 1894 26 April 2004 110 years, 4 days Castile and León Castile and León
57 María de los Bueis-Rodriguez[1] F 6 July 1900 8 July 2010 110 years, 2 days Castile and León Catalonia

Spanish emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age [†] Autonomy of birth Country of death
1 Emiliano Mercado del Toro M 21 August 1891 24 January 2007 115 years, 156 days Puerto Rico[a] United States (Puerto Rico)
2 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan F 31 August 1889 29 May 2004 114 years, 272 days Puerto Rico[b] United States (Puerto Rico)
3 Salustiano Sanchez[1] M 8 June 1901 13 September 2013 112 years, 97 days Castile and León United States
4 Brigida Dearroyo[30] F 7 October 1888 31 December 2000 112 years, 85 days Puerto Rico[c] United States
5 Consuelo Moreno-López[31] F 5 February 1893 13 November 2004 111 years, 282 days Spanish Morocco[d] United States
6 Manolita Piña[15] F 24 February 1883 11 June 1994 111 years, 107 days Catalonia Uruguay
7 Elisa Cubells[15] F 20 August 1885 16 November 1995 110 years, 88 days Catalonia France

a^ Mercado del Toro was born in Puerto Rico which at that time was a part of the Spanish Empire. It is now in the United States.
b^ Iglesias-Jordan was born in Puerto Rico which at that time was a part of the Spanish Empire. It is now in the United States.
c^ Dearroyo was born in Puerto Rico which at that time was a part of the Spanish Empire. It is now in the United States.
d^ Moreno was born in Spanish Morocco which was a part of the Spanish Empire. It is now in Morocco.

People[edit]

Galo Leoz[edit]

Galo Leoz Ortín (22 April 1879 – 23 January 1990) was a Spanish supercentenarian and Spain's oldest recognized living person when he died aged 110 years 276 days. He became Spain's oldest recognized male ever when he surpassed Aurelio Diaz. Leoz's record was surpassed in 1993 by Josep Armengol Jover (23 July 1881 – 20 January 1994), who lived to the age of 112 years 181 days. Galo Leoz was a noted ophthalmologist.[32]

Manuela Fernández-Fojaco[edit]

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.

Manuela Fernández Fojaco was born in Llamas, in the municipality of Aller, Asturias. 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).[33][34]

Ana María Vela Rubio[edit]

Ana María Vela Rubio (29 October 1901 – 15 December 2017), aged 116 years and 47 days, was a Spanish supercentenarian who became the oldest verified Spaniard ever on 6 June 2016, when she surpassed the record of María Antonia Castro who died in 1996, aged 114 years, 220 days[35] and was also the oldest Spanish-born person from 4 April 2017 when she surpassed the record of Emiliano Mercado del Toro. At the time of her death she was the third-oldest living person in the world, behind Nabi Tajima and Chiyo Miyako.[1] She became the oldest living European upon the death of former world's oldest person Emma Morano on 15 April 2017.[36] She remains the third oldest person ever from Europe behind Jeanne Calment and Emma Morano.

Vela Rubio was born in Puente Genil, Andalusia. She worked as a dressmaker in her youth. She never married her partner as her parents objected to him, but the two had several children. Her daughter, also named Ana, lived with her.[35]

Francisco Núñez Olivera[edit]

Francisco Núñez Olivera (born 13 December 1904),[37] at age 113 years, 31 days, is currently the oldest verified living man. He was born in Extremadura and joined the army at the age of 19 to fight in the Rif War.[37][38] He had his kidney removed when he was 90 and a cataract operation aged 98,[38] and is a veteran of the Spanish Civil War. He was nicknamed "Marchena" after his resemblance to native flamenco singer-songwriter/actor Pepe Marchena.[37][39]

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