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Antonio de Castro
Antonio de Castro
Antonio de Castro on his 111th birthday in 2009
Birth: 6 January 1898
Durraes, Braga District, Portugal
Death: 22 June 2009
Durraes, Braga District, Portugal
Age: 111 years, 167 days
Country: PortugalPOR

Antonio Fernandes de Castro (6 January 1898 – 22 June 2009) was a Portuguese supercentenarian, who was, at the time of his death, the oldest living man in Portugal, and the last living Portuguese man born in the 1800s.


Antonio de Castro was born in Durraes, Barcelos, Braga Portugal on 6 January 1898. His parents were Joaquim Jose de Castro and Maria Fernandes. He married Antonia da Costa in 1926. The couple had 10 children. He was widowed in 1984, at the age of 86.

He became the oldest living person in Portugal, following the death of 112-year old Augusto Moreira de Oliveira on 13 February 2009.

Antonio de Castro died in Durraes, Barcelos, Portugal on 22 June 2009 at the age of 111 years, 167 days.



Portugal's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria da Conceicao Silva • (Unknown) • Maria Alves de Jesus • (Unknown) • Antonio de Almeida • (Unknown) • Maria Pereira • (Unknown) • Custodia JacintoRosa Cadete • (Unknown) • Mariana Chiromo • (Unknown) • Elvira de Jesus Caldeira • Jose Ferreira Andrade • Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes • Maria de Jesus • Augusto Moreira de Oliveira • Antonio de Castro • Maria Luiza Nunes da Silva • Maria Felicia Bento • Maria do Carmo Fernandes • Maria Dolores Ferreira • Suzana Correa Conceicao Silva • Benvinda Marques Matias • Joaquina Martins • Romana Marques • Maria da Encarnacao Sousa

Portugal's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Antonio de Almeida • (Unknown) • Paulo Fernandes de Sa • Manuel de Sousa • (Unknown) • Jose Ferreira Andrade • (Unknown) • Jose Maria Hermano BaptistaJose Luis LadeiraAugusto Moreira de OliveiraAntonio de Castro • (Unknown) • Manuel dos SantosManuel Rodrigues HortaAlbano AndradeAlberto AndradeJose MartinsVitorino Fernandes