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Claudia Soto Saborio
Claudia Soto Saborio
Soto Saborio at the age of 110.
Birth: 3 November 1909
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Death: 10 December 2020
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Age: 111 years, 37 days
Country: Costa RicaCRI

Francisca Antonia Ana Claudia Soto Saborio (3 November 1909 – 10 December 2020) was a Costa Rican supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Soto Saborio was born in the city of Alajuela, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, on 3 November 1909. Her parents were Maurilio de Jesus Soto Alfaro (1857–1955) and Ana Maria Lucila Saborio Quesada (1882–?). She had one brother, Joaquin Bernardo Ulises (1916–2012). Her father was the Governer of the Province of Alajuela. Her uncle, Ramon Bernardo Soto Alfaro, was the President of Costa Rica from 1885 to 1889. Her first cousin once removed, Daniel Oduber Quiros (1921–1991), was the President of Costa Rica from 1974 to 1978.

One of her second-cousins, Antonio Ardon Soto (1888–1998), was also a supercentenarian, becoming the first known Costa Rican ever to reach the age of 110. They were related by a shared set of great-grandparents: Bernardo Soto Herrera (1791–1856) and Maria Josefa Quesada Gonzalez (1794–1878).

In 1931, she paraded on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Costa Rican national hero, Juan Santamaria. Soto Saborio married Guido Castro Steinvorth. At the age of 106, she said: "I had a good life, I can't complain, and I hope to continue living many more years." She celebrated her 110th birthday in November 2019.

Soto Saborio died in Alajuela, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica on on 10 December 2020 at the age of 111 years, 37 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person in Costa Rica.



Costa Rica's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Antonio Ardon Soto • Unknown • Rosalina Vargas SolanoFaustino Vargas Perez • Unknown • Adilio Carmona SibajaCelina Fernandez-PachecoFrancisca Castillo CarrilloLidia Menis PeresiniClaudia Soto SaborioMarita Camacho Quiros