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Romana Marques
Romana Marques
Marques on her 110th birthday in 2018
Birth: 22 July 1908
Batalha, Leiria District, Portugal
Death: 15 June 2019
Marrazes, Leiria District, Portugal
Age: 110 years, 328 days
Country: PortugalPOR

Romana de Sousa Marques (22 July 1908 – 15 June 2019) was a Portuguese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of death, she was the oldest known living person from Portugal.


Marques was born in Faniqueira, Batalha, Leiria District, Portugal on 22 July 1908. She allegedly witnessed the Miracle of the Sun on 13 October 1917. Her son, Nuno Alvares Pereira, died during the Portuguese Colonial War in 1974. In 1998, she moved to the nursing home of "Lar Emanuel" in Leiria. At the end of her life, Marques lived in Gandara dos Olivais, Leiria.

Marques died in Marrazes, Leiria, Portugal on 15 June 2019 at the age of 110 years, 328 days.



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