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Antonino Turturici
Antonino Turturici
Antonino Turturici on his 108th birthday in 2020
Birth: 18 January 1912
Caltabellotta, Sicily, Italy
Death: 23 September 2021
Caltabellotta, Sicily, Italy
Age: 109 years, 248 days
Country: Italy ITA
Centenarian

Antonino Turturici (18 January 1912 – 23 September 2021) was an Italian centenarian who was the oldest known living man in Italy at the time of his death. But he was the second-oldest known living man born in Italy, after Delio Venturotti of Brazil.

Biography

Antonino Turturici was born in Caltabellotta, Sicily, Italy on 18 January 1912. He had six sisters: all had long-lived, one of which Domenica lived to be 101.

He was married with Angela Schittone for 58 years. The couple had one daughter: Maria Biagia. He worked as farmer until age 92 and drove the car until the age of 94.

As of December 2020, he had one living daughter Maria Biagia, two grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He became the oldest known living man in Italy since the death of Giovanni La Penna on 28 December 2020.

In April 2021, aged 109, Turturici received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, making him one of the oldest (known) people to receive the vaccine.

Antonino Turturici died in Caltabellotta, Sicily, Italy on 23 September 2021 at the age of 109 years, 248 days. Following his death, Gaudenzio Nobili (who was just seven days younger) became the oldest known living man in Italy.

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Italy's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Battista Beghelli • Giuseppe Jussig • Francesco Paba • Francesco Soldati Gabbini • Vincenzo Pintorno • Unknown • Leonardo Tamasi • Ulrico Miani • Beniamino Vitone • Pasquale Capella • Giuseppe Arena • Luigi Saba • Francesco Carlino • Giuseppe De Bonis • Cesare Di Claudio • Paolo Gioletta • Giovanni Ferzini • Antonio Giacchetti • Giuseppe Varagona • Domenico Minervino • Constanzo Tizzano • Saverio Russo • Filippo Mogavero • Adelmo Meoni • Giuseppe Pinna • Valentino Stella • Antonio Baldo • Antonio Todde • Giovanni Frau • Pasquale Frasconi • Carlo Orelli • Carmine Alfano • Luigi Rava • Dante Gavagnin • Italo Sarrocco • Delfino Borroni • Carlo Dozzi • Giovanni Ligato • Giuseppe Mirabella • Arturo Licata • Salvatore Caruso • Valerio Piroddi • Andrea LattariLorenzo BerzeroLuigi Tomasi • Salvatore Cavallo • Giovanni Quarisa • Giovanni La Penna • Antonino TurturiciGaudenzio NobiliGiuseppe VenturiTripolino Giannini

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