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Josefa San Roman Mateos
Josefa San Roman Mateos
San Roman Mateos on her 110th birthday in 2020
Birth: 1 January 1910
Alba de Yeltes, Castile and Leon, Spain
Death: 25 January 2022
Salamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain
Age: 112 years, 24 days
Country: SpainESP

Josefa San Roman Mateos (1 January 1910 – 25 January 2022) was a Spanish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


San Roman Mateos was born in the village of Alba de Yeltes, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain, on 1 January 1910. Her parents were Arturo San Roman and Isidora Mateos. She lived in Alba de Yeltes until the age of 96, when her relatives moved her to the nursing home in Ciudad Rodrigo. She became a supercentenarian on New Year's Day 2020. She has two living sisters in their 90s, living in La Fuente de San Esteban and Madrid. Her brother died at the age of 90.

On 30 December 2020 at the age 110, she received her first dose of the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine, making her one of oldest people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In February 2021, she received her second dose of the vaccine.

She became the oldest living Spanish-born woman, following the death of 111-year-old Concepcion Caselles Serra on 16 October 2021. She became the oldest living Spanish-born person, following the death of 112-year-old Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia on 18 January 2022.

Her sister Teodomira San Roman Mateos (born 3 June 1916) still alive aged 106 years, 72 days.

San Roman Mateos died at the "Residencia Mixta de Ciudad Rodrigo" in Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain, on 25 January 2022 at the age of 110 years, 24 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living Spanish-born person, and the second-oldest living person in Spain, behind Maria Branyas Morera.