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Evangelista Luisa Lopez
Evangelista Luisa Lopez
Lopez at the age of 113, in March 2021
Birth: 21 June 1907
Villa Constitucion, Santa Fe, Argentina
Death: 28 August 2021
Don Bosco, Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 114 years, 68 days
Country: ArgentinaARG

Evangelista "Angelita" Luisa Lopez de Contarino [Spanish: López] (21 June 1907 – 28 August 2021) was an Argentinian supercentenarian whose age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) on 24 October 2019. She was the second-oldest living person validated in Argentina behind Casilda Benegas. She is the oldest Argentinian-born person ever.


Lopez de Contarino was born in Villa Constitucion, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina on 21 June 1907. In 1989, at the age of 82, she moved to Mar del Plata with her husband and children. She had 6 children.

Evangelista Luisa made tissues and cared for her plants. According to her granddaughter: She's always doing things, she likes to talk a lot. At the age of 112, she had 16 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. On her 112th birthday, she revealed the secret of her longevity: take a glass of wine every day at lunch...

In June 2020, she celebrated her 113th birthday, being the third validated supercentenarian in Argentina to do so.

On 29 April 2021, aged 113, Lopez got vaccinated against COVID-19, making her one of the oldest people to receive the vaccine.

Lopez died from pneumonia in Don Bosco, Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina on 28 August 2021 at the age of 114 years, 68 days. She lived with her daughter Sara (aged 89 in 2019) and her son Mario (aged 86 in 2019).