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Maria Luiza Nunes da Silva
Maria Luiza Nunes da Silva
Birth: 7 July 1898
Cacia, Aveiro District, Portugal
Death: 26 September 2011
Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal
Age: 113 years, 81 days
Country: PortugalPOR

Maria Luiza Beires Nunes da Silva [Portuguese: Luíza] (7 July 1898 – 26 September 2011) was a validated Portuguese supercentenarian who was 113 years, 81 days at her death. She was the oldest living person in Portugal. She became the oldest living woman in Portugal on 2 January 2009 following the death of Maria de Jesus, who at 115 years, 114 days was the oldest verified living person worldwide. With the death of Antonio de Castro on the 22 June 2009 at the age of 111 years, 167 days, she was the oldest Portuguese person.


Maria Luiza Nunes da Silva was born in Cacia, Aveiro District, Portugal on 7 July 1898.

Nunes da Silva exercised everyday and was reported to be in good health, although she was in a wheelchair most of the time. She resided in Lisbon with a daughter of hers. Nunes da Silva also had 12 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren at the time of her death.

She died in Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal on 26 September 2011 at the age of 113 years, 81 days, and was the 15th-oldest person in the world at the time of her death.

Nunes da Silva currently is the 4th-oldest Portuguese person ever, behind Maria de Jesus, Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes and Maria da Encarnacao Sousa.


Portugal's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria da Conceicao Silva • (Unknown) • Maria Alves de Jesus • (Unknown) • Antonio de Almeida • (Unknown) • Maria Pereira • (Unknown) • Custodia JacintoRosa Cadete • (Unknown) • Mariana Chiromo • (Unknown) • Elvira de Jesus Caldeira • Jose Ferreira Andrade • Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes • Maria de Jesus • Augusto Moreira de Oliveira • Antonio de Castro • Maria Luiza Nunes da Silva • Maria Felicia Bento • Maria do Carmo Fernandes • Maria Dolores Ferreira • Suzana Correa Conceicao Silva • Benvinda Marques Matias • Joaquina Martins • Romana Marques • Maria da Encarnacao SousaIsabel Gomes Sarmento