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Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco
Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco
Fernandez-Fojaco on her 113th birthday in 2008
Birth: 18 June 1895
Llamas, Aller, Asturias, Spain
Death: 6 January 2009
Grado, Asturias, Spain
Age: 113 years, 202 days
Country: SpainESP
Validated

Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco [Spanish: Fernández] (18 June 1895 – 6 January 2009) was a validated Spanish supercentenarian who was the oldest known living person in Spain and Europe, and the fifth-oldest validated living person in the world (behind Gertrude Baines, Beatrice Farve, Kama Chinen, and Mary Josephine Ray) at the time of her death.

Biography

Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco was born in Llamas, in the municipality of Aller, Asturias, Spain on 18 June 1895.

She became the oldest known living person in Spain, following the death of 111-year-old Lucia Madaria-Vesga on 2 February 2006.

She became the oldest known living person in Europe, following the death of 115-year-old Portuguese Maria de Jesus on 2 January 2009.

Fernandez-Fojaco died four days later in Grado, Asturias, Spain on 6 January 2009 at the age of 113 years, 202 days. After her death, then-112-year-old Italian Lucia Lauria became the Europe's oldest living person (although Eugenie Blanchard was from Saint Barthelemy, which is part of the European Union) and then-110-year-old Teresa Dosaigues became the Spain's oldest living person.

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Europe's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Willem van Renterghem • Marie d'Evergroote • Lavina Hansdatter • Kirsti Skagen • Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Margaret Ann Neve • Karen BrodbaekSophia Wijnberg • Agnete Olsdatter • Honor Coleman • Sophie Lacomte • Maria Vleminckx • Johanna Berns • Matthias Dodenhoff • Sarah Gardiner • Elisabeth Jensen • Britta Njeldsdatter • Frederick Stabbins • Jane Lister • Martha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Gertrud Kübbeler • Marie Delfairiere • Frances Smith • Katherine Plunket • Eliza Roff • Maria Montemurro • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Wilhelmine Olschewski • Mary Davey • Francesco Cubadda • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Johanna Johansson • Elizabeth Sellwood • Petronella Braams • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Karl Glockner • Sarah Humphrey • Maria Johansson • Michelina Macchia • Caroline Beale • Josephine Marchal • Luise Rissmann • Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Willem Kostering • Ella Ille Rentel • Lovisa Svensson • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Katharina Braun • Frederique Noel • Florence Pannell • Augustine Tessier • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Anna Eliza Williams • Jeanne Calment • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Amy Hulmes • Germaine Haye • Teresa Fumarola • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi • Camille Loiseau • Maria de Jesus • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Lucia Lauria • Florrie Baldwin • Venere Pizzinato-Papo • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Maria Redaelli • Emma Morano • Ana Vela Rubio • Giuseppina Projetto • Maria Giuseppa Robucci • Lucile Randon •


Spain's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Josefa Salas Mateo • Policarpa Perez Exposito • Josefa Llovet Llovet • Ramona Agudin-Fernandez • Antonia Diaz Garcia • Soledad Munoz • Salustiano Alvarez • Isabel Guijarro • Telesfora de la Torre-Mendizabal • Paulina Garcia-Lozano • Maria Villar TrespalaciosAurelio Diaz • A. L. M. • Galo Leoz-Ortin • Maria Antonia Castro • Maria del Carmen Lopez • Gregorio Merino • Gabriela Izquierdo • F. M. M. • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Maria Esperanza Onieva • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Jorja Hernando • Victoriana Vazquez Barrero • Lucia Madaria-Vesga • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Teresa Dosaigues Abella • Andresa Guerrero-Ortiz • Felipa Gutierrez • Rosa Martinez • Francisco Fernandez • Francisca Garcia-Torres • Ana Vela-Rubio • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Josefa Santos Gonzalez • Maria Branyas Morera

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