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Faustina Sarmiento Pupo
Faustina Sarmiento Pupo
Sarmiento Pupo on her 113th birthday
Birth: 15 February 1905
Death: 16 September 2019
Holguin, Cuba
Age: 114 years, 213 days
Country: CubaCUB

Faustina Sarmiento Pupo (15 February 1905 – 16 September 2019) was a Cuban supercentenarian whose age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) on 6 September 2019. She is the oldest (known) person ever born in Cuba and the first validated supercentenarian who died in Cuba.


Faustina Sarmiento Pupo was born in Cuba, on 15 February 1905. Her father, Gonzalo Sarmiento, was a veteran of the Cuban War of Independence (1895-1898), the last liberation war Cuba fought against Spain. She married at the age of 17 and had 5 daughters.

In 2018, she had 30 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 41 great-great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-great-grandchildren. At that time, her two daughters were alive at the ages of 95 and 85. Although she had problems with hearing, she had a great memory. At the age of 110 she was still able to walk unassisted.

Sarmiento Pupo died in the city of Holguin, Cuba, on 16 September 2019, at the age of 114 years, 213 days. At the time she was the sixth-oldest living person and the oldest living person in North American and Caribbean regions. Her oldest living daughter, Esther Marina Rodriguez Sarmiento, was 96 years old (born 22 August 1923).


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