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Juan Vicente Perez Mora
Juan Vicente Perez Mora
Perez Mora (aged 112) in January 2022
Birth: 27 May 1909
El Cobre, Tachira, Venezuela
Age: 112 years, 241 days
Country: VenezuelaVEN

Juan Vicente Perez Mora [Spanish: Pérez] (born 27 May 1909) is a Venezuelan supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He is currently the oldest known living person in Venezuela, as well as a candidate to be the oldest living man in the world.


Juan Vicente Perez Mora was born in El Cobre, Tachira, Venezuela, on 27 May 1909. His parents were Euquitio Perez and Edelmira Mora. In 1913, his family moved to Caserio Caricuena, San Jose de Bolivar, where they bought a farm. At the age of 4, he already had 8 brothers. While growing up, Perez Mora worked on the farm with his father and brothers. At the age of 10, he began to study, but only for a month since his teacher became ill. He learned to read and write from a book that the teacher gave him. His brother, Miguel, lived in the nearby village of Los Paujiles, and Perez Mora started working for him. There he met Ediofina Garcia and married her in San Jose de Bolivar in 1938. After marriage, they moved to the village of Los Paujiles in the municipality of Francisco de Miranda, Tachira, where their first son was born. In next years he saved enough money and bought a farm in Caserio Caricuena, where the rest of his children were born. The couple had 6 sons and 5 daughters.

In the late 1990s, his wife died. In May 2019, he celebrated his 110th birthday, becoming the first (known) male supercentenarian from Venezuela. As of May 2020, 6 of his children were still alive, 3 sons (Ysabelino, Angel Edecio and Andronico) and 3 daughters (Mary, Elena and Nelida).

On 18 June 2020, Perez Mora was interviewed by Agencia EFE as the oldest living person in Venezuela.

On 18 January 2022, after the death of 112-year-old Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia of Spain, Perez Mora became a candidate for the 'Oldest Living Man in the World' title.

Perez Mora currently lives in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira, Venezuela at the age of 112 years, 241 days.


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