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Maria Gomes Valentim
Maria Gomes Valentim
Birth: 9 July 1896
Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Death: 21 June 2011
Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age: 114 years, 347 days
Country: BrazilBRA
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Maria Gomes Valentim (née da Silva; 9 July 1896 – 21 June 2011) was a validated Brazilian supercentenarian who was the world's oldest validated living person from 4 November 2010, upon the death of Eugenie Blanchard, to her own death on 21 June 2011. She was the only validated supercentenarian from Brazil until the validation of Alida Grubba Rudge on 28 July 2015.

Biography

Maria Gomes Valentim was born in Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil on 9 July 1896. Her parents were Washington Gomes da Silva and Iduina Gomes da Silva. Her father died 13 days before turning 99 years.

She married Joao Valentim in 1913 at the age of 17. Joao died in 1946, leaving her to become a widow at the age of 50. The couple had one son, who died at the age of 75.

After Eugenie Blanchard died on 4 November 2010, Gomes Valentim, at the age of 114, became the world's oldest person. However, her age wasn't validated until 18 May 2011. Gomes Valentim was the oldest validated person ever from Brazil until Francisca Celsa dos Santos surpassed her age in October 2019.

Gomes Valentim died of pneumonia and a generalized infection at the Carangola Charity House in Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil on 21 June 2011, at the age of 114 years, 347 days, just 18 days shy of her 115th birthday. At time of her death, she had four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

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World's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • William Fullingim • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Mathew Beard • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet BrownNabi Tajima • Chiyo MiyakoKane TanakaLucile Randon


World's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • Yoshigiku Ito • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Julie Winnefred Bertrand • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet Brown • Nabi Tajima • Chiyo MiyakoKane TanakaLucile Randon


Brazil's Oldest Documented Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Placida Maria do LivramentoAna Nogueira de LucasMaria Gomes Valentim • Maria Amorim GularteEleonora Camargo VeigaAlida Grubba Rudge • Luzia MohrsFrancisca Celsa dos Santos • Antonia da Santa CruzInah Canabarro Lucas •

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