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Amalia Gomes Dantas
Amalia Gomes Dantas
Amalia Gomes Dantas in December 2020 at the age of 112
Birth: 6 December 1908
Patos, Paraiba, Brazil
Age: 113 years, 46 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Amalia Gomes Dantas (born 6 December 1908) is a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Gomes Dantas was born in Patos, Paraiba, Brazil, on 6 December 1908 to Francisco Gomes dos Santos and Veneranda de Arimateia Lustosa. Her brother was Fernando Gomes (died in 1985), who was a priest in Patos and Metropolitan Archbishop of Goiania, Goias. She studied at Nossa Senhora das Neves College in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba.

On 10 May 1936, she married Antonio Dantas de Almeida in her native Patos, who died in 2006 at the age of 99. The couple had five sons: Rui Gomes (philosopher, theologian and teacher), Murilo Gomes Dantas (deceased as of 2017, electrical engineer), Ronaldo Gomes Dantas (mechanical engineer), Paulo Antonio Gomes Dantas (pediatrician) and Marconi Gomes Dantas. The first three children (Rui, Murilo and Ronaldo) were born in Patos, while the two youngest ones were born in Pianco Valley.

Gomes Dantas currently lives in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil at the age of 113 years, 46 days.