Valentino Stella at the age of 110.
|Birth:||2 January 1886|
Asiago, Veneto, Italy
|Death:||1 January 1997|
Villafranca di Verona, Veneto, Italy
|Age:||110 years, 365 days|
Valentino Stella (2 January 1886 – 1 January 1997) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He was the oldest known living man (and person) in Italy at the time of his death.
Valentino Stella was born in Asiago, Veneto, Italy on 2 January 1886. In 1908, he earned a medal for saving the life of a woman during the Messina Earthquake of 1908. Between 1910 and 1919, he lived in the USA.
When Valentino returned to Italy, he married and had three children: Ida, Zeffira, and Eros. They were all still alive when their father died, aged 74, 68, and 66 respectively. Valentino became the oldest known living man in Italy aged 109 on 8 February 1995, following the death of fellow 109-year-old Giuseppe Pinna. He became the oldest known living person in Italy also aged 109 upon the death of 112-year-old Chelidonia Merosi on 10 December 1995.
Valentino Stella died in Villafranca di Verona, Veneto, Italy on 1 January 1997, after being admitted to hospital for kidney failure. He was 110 years, 365 days old. He is, so far, the only validated supercentenarian to die 365 days after their final birthday and not celebrate their next one. After his death, Antonio Baldo (1887–1998) became the oldest man in Italy, and Eleonora Casagrande (1886–1997) became the oldest person in Italy.
- È morto a 110 anni Valentino Stella Supercentenari d'Italia (originally from Veronesi nel Mondo)
- Supercentenari in Italia Supercentenari d'Italia
|Italy's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Battista Beghelli • Giuseppe Jussig • Francesco Paba • Francesco Soldati Gabbini • Vincenzo Pintorno • Unknown • Leonardo Tamasi • Ulrico Miani • Beniamino Vitone • Pasquale Capella • Giuseppe Arena • Luigi Saba • Francesco Carlino • Giuseppe De Bonis • Cesare Di Claudio • Paolo Gioletta • Giovanni Ferzini • Antonio Giacchetti • Giuseppe Varagona • Domenico Minervino • Constanzo Tizzano • Saverio Russo • Filippo Mogavero • Adelmo Meoni • Giuseppe Pinna • Valentino Stella • Antonio Baldo • Antonio Todde • Giovanni Frau • Pasquale Frasconi • Carlo Orelli • Carmine Alfano • Luigi Rava • Dante Gavagnin • Italo Sarrocco • Delfino Borroni • Carlo Dozzi • Giovanni Ligato • Giuseppe Mirabella • Arturo Licata • Salvatore Caruso • Valerio Piroddi • Andrea Lattari • Lorenzo Berzero • Luigi Tomasi • Salvatore Cavallo • Giovanni Quarisa • Giovanni La Penna • Antonino Turturici • Gaudenzio Nobili • Giuseppe Venturi • Tripolino Giannini