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Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia
Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia
Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia on his 111th birthday
Birth: 11 February 1909
Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain
Age: 112 years, 292 days
Country: SpainESP
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Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia [Spanish: García] (born 11 February 1909) is a Spanish supercentenarian who is recognized as the world's oldest living man by the Guinness World Records. He is also the second-oldest living person in Spain, after Maria Branyas Morera, who was born in the United States. He is the last known Spanish-born person born before 1910.

Biography

Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia was born in Leon, Spain on 11 February 1909 (claimed Feb 8), the youngest of six siblings of Salustiano and Josefa de la Fuente Garcia. He has lived in the same province of Spain for his entire life.

In 1927, he became one of the founding members of the Puente Castro Football Club, in which he played as a center-forward.

De la Fuente Garcia married Antonina Barrio on 29 April 1933. They had eight children in total: seven daughters and a son. He worked as a shoemaker in Puente Castro before moving to León. When he celebrated his 110th birthday in February 2019, six of his children were still alive, along with 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

On 23 December 1937, De la Fuente Garcia survived a plane crash into his home.

In April 2019 at the age of 110, he voted in the Spanish general election.

De la Fuente Garcia became the oldest living man in Spain after the death of Jesus Mosteo Perez on 28 August 2019. On 27 June 2020, he became the oldest known living man in Europe after the death of 111-year-old Dumitru Comanescu of Romania. He became the oldest living Spanish-born person following the death of Vicenta Prieto Santos on 2 December 2020. He shares a birthday (but five years later) of the oldest validated living European, Lucile Randon.

As of May 2021, he has already received a COVID-19 vaccine.

On August 12, 2021, after the death of 113-year-old Emilio Flores Marquez, Saturnino became the 'Oldest Living Man in the World' titleholder and was presented with the certificate by Guinness World Records in September 2021.

De la Fuente Garcia currently lives in Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain at the age of 112 years, 292 days.

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World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Masazo NonakaChitetsu WatanabeBob WeightonEmilio Flores MarquezSaturnino de la Fuente Garcia


Europe’s Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Unknown • Matthias DodenhoffFrederick StabbinsWilliam MugfurSven ErikssonJean-Pierre DupontWilliam WalkerBening Arnold • Hans Schaftner-BurginLars OlofssonMarc PicqJohan Svanstrom • Erik JanssonFrancesco CubaddaThomas PopeJohn FrancklowKarl Nilsson • Unknown • Antonio Marchi • August KarlssonKarl GlocknerAnders JonassonMathias Hansen SaetherJan KipWillem Kostering • Unknown • Francesco Paba • John Mosley Turner • Unknown • Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Pasquale CappelloGiuseppe Arena • Luigi SabaIngebrigt Johansen • Victor Guillot • Andrei Kuznetsoff • Herman Smith-Johannsen • John Evans • Henri PerignonDomenico Minervino • Josep Armengol-Jover • Pablo Roy • Emile Fourcade • Bernard Delhom • Valentino StellaGregorio Merino • Antonio Baldo • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Alejandro Rivera Santalla • Antonio Todde • Joan Riudavets-MollHermann Dornemann • Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski • Maurice Floquet • Henry AllinghamHarry Patch • Stanley Lucas • Jan Goossenaerts • Francisco Fernandez • Arturo Licata • Rezso GallaiPhilippe Vocanson • Harold Bracher • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Gustav GernethBob Weighton • Dumitru Comanescu • Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia


Spain's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Mateo Miras Torregrosa • Unknown • Aurelio DiazA. L. M.Galo LeozJosep Armengol-JoverPablo RoyGregorio MerinoAntonio Urrea-HernandezAlejandro Rivera SantallaJoan Riudavets-MollJose Milena MunozJose Maria Somohano CalvoMiguel Rubio GonzalezAtilano Rivas-IglesiasFrancisco Fernandez PellicerMiguel SuarezBenito Vilda • Francisco Fernandez • Bienvenido Cilveti Urquia • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Jesus Mosteo Perez • Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia

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