|Birth:||14 July 1860|
Prado del Rey, Andalusia, Spain
|Death:||27 February 1973|
Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain
|Age:||112 years, 228 days|
Josefa Salas Mateo (14 July 1860 – 27 February 1973) was the "World's Oldest Person", according to Guinness World Records, from 1970–1973. She claimed to be a year older than validated (contemporary news reports from Spain reveal she claimed birth in 1859, which would have made her 113 at death, and would have put her 14 days ahead of the age of Delina Filkins).
Ms. Salas Mateo was long the Spanish recordholder before her age was surpassed in the 1990s by Carmen Figueiro on 13 June 1996. She was the last WOP titleholder to gain the WOP title before attaining supercentenarian status. Salas was the first verified Spanish supercentenarian, and also the first verified person documented to die at age 112. Salas was the last person to become the oldest living person before becoming a supercentenarian, as she became the world's oldest person at age 109 years 181 days. She was also the youngest to have made the list since its start in 1955, being 18 days younger than John Mosely Turner was at the beginning of his title and 21 days younger than Hannah Smith was. Salas was also the last recognized surviving person documented as born in 1860 and she was the fourth oldest Spanish person ever.
- GERONTOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP
- World's Oldest Person Titleholders (since 1955)
- Amanecer - Diario Aragones Del Movimento, March 1, 1973
|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 • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Josefa Santos Gonzalez • Maria Branyas Morera