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Leandra Becerra Lumbreras
Leandra Becerra Lumbreras
Birth: 13 March 1904
Francisco, Bustamante, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Death: 19 March 2015
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Age: 111 years, 6 days
Country: MexicoMEX

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras (13 March 1904 – 19 March 2015) was a Mexican supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Lumbreras was born on 13 March 1904, although she claimed to have been born on 31 August 1887. Her parents were singers, As The Daily Telegraph writes, this would have meant that "She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and over 100 when the Berlin Wall came down."

From 1910 to 1917, Lumbreras fought as a leader of the Adelitas in the Mexican Revolution. The Adelitas were a group of women who joined with their husbands in battle. During the revolution, she was romantically involved with Margarito Maldonado, a revolutionary leader. Maldonado gave Lumbreras an old rifle that she still owned in 2014. Lumbreras recounted that Maldonado was "one of the great loves of her life."

It has been reported that Lumbreras outlived her five children and several of her 20 grandchildren, but, as last reported, she still had 73 great-grandchildren, and 55 great-great-grandchildren.

WOP claimant

Lumbreras claimed to have lost her birth certificate in a move in 1974, meaning she could not conclusively prove her age. Since she did not have her birth certificate, the Guinness World Records could not verify Lumbreras claim and instead recognized Misao Okawa (1898–2015) as the world's oldest living person, and Jeanne Calment (1875–1997) as the longest-lived person in history.

She died in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico on 19 March 2015 at the age of 111 years, 6 days. After her death, some media outlets reported that the Mexican government had confirmed that she was 127 at the time of her death, but no officials have so far confirmed this.