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Margarita Arriagada Cancino
Margarita Arriagada Cancino
Birth: 17 December 1897
San Juan de La Costa, Osorno, Chile
Death: 16 December 2011
Corte Alto, Purranque, Osorno, Los Lagos, Chile
Age: 113 years, 364 days
Country: ChileCHL

Margarita Arriagada Cancino de Mansilla (17 December 1897 – 16 December 2011) was a Chilean supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). If verified, she would be the second-oldest Chilean person ever, behind Maria Mercedes Diaz Quijano.


Margarita Arriagada Cancino was born in the town of San Juan de la Costa, Osorno, Los Lagos, Chile. Her parents were Juan Arriagada Ortega and Loreto Cancino Fernández. She was an indigenous Huilliche. She married Juan Mansilla Mansilla in 1927 and with him, she had eight children, three of whom were still alive when Margarita died. She also had 26 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren at the time of her death.

Arriagada Cancino died in the early morning of the day before her 114th birthday in Corte Alto, Purranque, Osorno, Los Lagos, Chile.