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Manuel dos Santos
Manuel dos Santos
Birth: 23 December 1905
Asseiceira, Santarem District, Portugal
Death: 16 May 2015
Grou, Santarem District, Portugal
Age: 109 years, 144 days
Country: PortugalPOR

Manuel dos Santos (23 December 1905 — 16 May 2015) was a Portuguese centenarian who was the oldest living man in the country at the time of his death.


Dos Santos was born in Asseiceira, Santarem District, Portugal on 23 December 1905. He lived alone in his house in the village of Grou. He had two children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He never smoked nor drank alcohol, and didn't take any medications. He had poor vision and hearing and usually talked in simple words. He would wake up early, eat his breakfast and will go back to his bed to sleep some more. He would also dress himself up and shave with help. He also had multiple cats that visited his back yard, and everyday he went out to feed them.

Dos Santos died in Grou, Santarem District, Portugal on 16 May 2015 at the age of 109 years, 144 days. His successor as Portugal's oldest man may have been Manuel Rodrigues Horta, who died in 2016 aged 108.


Portugal's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Antonio de Almeida • (Unknown) • Paulo Fernandes de Sa • Manuel 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 Martins