|Birth:||15 December 1889|
|Death:||5 March 2004|
|Age:||114 years, 81 days|
Joan Riudavets-Moll (15 December 1889 – 5 March 2004) was a validated Spanish supercentenarian. He was believed to be the oldest validated person ever in the history of Spain at his time of death, but Maria Antonia Castro and Maria del Carmen Lopez were both older. He was born in Menorca. He became the oldest recognized person in Europe on the death of Italian Teresa Fumarola in May 2003, and the oldest recognized man in the world on the death of Yukichi Chuganji in September 2003. At the age of 113, he was the oldest man ever to accede to that position until Jiroemon Kimura succeeded Walter Breuning 4 days before his 114th birthday.
Uncommonly fit for a supercentenarian, he was able to walk and ride a bicycle even at his advanced age. He worked as a cobbler until retiring in 1954, and was a former village councillor of Es Migjorn Gran. He would go to sleep at midnight and would sleep for 12 hours before getting up at around noon. He died, aged 114, after having a cold for a few days, but not being seriously ill. He was the last recognized surviving man born in the year 1889 and the 1880's decade.
His mother, Catalina Moll Mercades, died at the age of 25 before the end of December 1889, quite possibly giving her son the record for longest period by which anyone has survived a parent: 114 years, c.70 days.
He was survived by two younger half-brothers: Josep, who died in 2009 at the age of 102, and Pere, who died in 2006, at the age of 105, the oldest living resident on the island at the time of his death.
- List of oldest validated supercentenarians
- List of male supercentenarians
- BBC News 114th birthday story
- BBC News Obituary
- Joan Riudavets-Moll, 114; World's Oldest Man Los Angeles Times, 8 March 2004
|Spain's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Josefa Salas Mateo • Policarpa Perez Exposito • Josefa Llovet Llovet • Ramona Agudin-Fernandez • Antonia Diaz Garcia • Soledad Munoz • Salustiano Alvarez • Isabel Guijarro • Telesfora de la Torre-Mendizabal • Paulina Garcia-Lozano • Maria Villar Trespalacios • Aurelio Diaz • A. L. M. • Galo Leoz-Ortin • Maria Antonia Castro • Maria del Carmen Lopez • Gregorio Merino • Gabriela Izquierdo • F. M. M. • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Maria Esperanza Onieva • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Jorja Hernando • Victoriana Vazquez Barrero • Lucia Madaria-Vesga • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Teresa Dosaigues Abella • Andresa Guerrero-Ortiz • Felipa Gutierrez • Rosa Martinez • Francisco Fernandez • Francisca Garcia-Torres • Ana Vela-Rubio • Magdalena Oliver Gabarro • Josefa Santos Gonzalez • Maria Branyas Morera
|Spain's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Mateo Miras Torregrosa • Unknown • Aurelio Diaz • A. L. M. • Galo Leoz • Josep Armengol-Jover • Pablo Roy • Gregorio Merino • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Alejandro Rivera Santalla • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Jose Milena Munoz • Jose Maria Somohano Calvo • Miguel Rubio Gonzalez • Atilano Rivas-Iglesias • Francisco Fernandez Pellicer • Miguel Suarez • Benito Vilda • Francisco Fernandez • Bienvenido Cilveti Urquia • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Jesus Mosteo Perez • Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia • Antonio Alvarado Largo