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Augusto Moreira de Oliveira
Augusto Moreira de Oliveira
Birth: 6 October 1896
Guetim, Aveiro District, Portugal
Death: 13 February 2009
Grijo, Porto District, Portugal
Age: 112 years, 130 days
Country: PortugalPOR

Augusto Moreira de Oliveira (6 October 1896 – 13 February 2009) was a Portuguese supercentenarian who, was at the age of 112 years, 130 days, the oldest man to ever live in Portugal and was also for over a month, the oldest living person in Portugal after the death of Maria de Jesus on 3 January 2009. He became the oldest living man in Portugal on 5 May 2003 after the death of 107-year old World War I veteran Jose Luis Ladeira. His successor in both the titles was Antonio de Castro. At the time of his death, he was the world's fourth-oldest living man, behind Tomoji Tanabe, Henry Allingham, and Walter Breuning and the second-oldest in Europe, behind Henry Allingham. He's currently the 33rd oldest man ever.


Augusto Moreira de Oliveira was born in Guetim, Espinho, Aveiro, Portugal on 6 October 1896 to Joaquim Moreira and Margarida dos Reis Oliveira.

As of his 111th birthday in 2007, Moreira de Oliveira was reported to be lucid but required help in communicating with his family. He was able to bathe himself and was able to walk around. He was able to walk for 5 kilometres at the age of 100 and was working on his land until the age of 108. He took medications for blood circulation. He drank a glass of wine daily and was a fan of the Porto FC and was even gifted a bottle of wine from the chairman of Porto FC, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa. He had hearing problems but enjoyed independence and woke up at about 8-9 AM.

He died on 13 February 2009 at the age of 112 years, 130 days due to respiratory problems associated with influenza. He died in Grijo, Vila Nova de Gaia after having lived there for 15 years.



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