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Maria de Paiva Pereira
Maria de Paiva Pereira
Maria de Paiva Pereira (aged 110) on 2 January 2018
Birth: 26 December 1907
Itajuba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Death: 1 July 2020
Itajuba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age: 112 years, 188 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Maria de Paiva Pereira (26 December 1907 – 1 July 2020) was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Maria de Paiva Pereira was born in Itajuba, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 26 December 1907 (claimed 2 January 1908). Her parents were Lazaro Severino Paiva and Barbara Maria Vieira. She married Pedro de Alcantara Pereira with whom she had ten children. In 1972, she moved to Pinheirinho, Itajuba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She worked as a teacher in "Academia Itajubense de Letras" in Itajuba.

At the age of 100, she wrote the poem titled "Saudade", in honor of one of her children. In 2018, she had a lot of descendants, including great-great-grandchildren. She became a supercentenarian in December 2017. Her age was verified by Stefan Maglov, Tiago Jose Soares Silva, and Jeffrey Xu, and validated by the GRG on 15 February 2020.

Maria de Paiva Pereira died on 1 July 2020 at the age of 112 years, 188 days (claimed 112 years, 181 days).