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Manuel Rodrigues Horta
Manuel Rodrigues Horta
Birth: 16 March 1908
Entroncamento, Santarem District, Portugal
Death: 22 August 2016
Entroncamento, Santarem District, Portugal
Age: 108 years, 159 days
Country: PortugalPOR

Manuel Rodrigues Horta (16 March 1908 – 22 August 2016) was a Portuguese centenarian who was the oldest known living man in Portugal since the death of 109-year-old Manuel dos Santos on 16 May 2015, until his own death in August 2016.


Manuel Rodrigues Horta was born in Entroncamento, Santarem District, Portugal on 16 March 1908. He lived in his house in the parish of Our Lady of Fatima. He had two daughters, one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. He was not a football fan, but he loved singing and playing drums.

On his 105th birthday in 2013, he had three living siblings: his younger brother was aged 97 and his two sisters were 93 and 90 years old at that time.

Rodrigues Horta died in Entroncamento, Santarem District, Portugal between 21 and 23 August 2016, aged between 108 years, 158 and 160 days.


Portugal's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Antonio de Almeida • Unknown • Paulo Fernandes de SaManuel de Sousa • Unknown • Jose Ferreira Andrade • Unknown • Jose Maria Hermano BaptistaJose Luis LadeiraAugusto Moreira de OliveiraAntonio de Castro • Unknown • Manuel dos SantosManuel Rodrigues HortaAlbano AndradeAlberto AndradeJose MartinsVitorino FernandesAnonymous