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Valoy Ortiz
Valoy Ortiz
Valoy Ortiz at age of 108
Birth: 20 November 1911
Colonia Larranaga, Soriano, Uruguay
Age: 110 years, 67 days
Country: UruguayURU

Felix "Valoy" Ortiz Galban (born 20 November 1911) is a Uruguayan supercentenarian who is the oldest known man ever from Uruguay, as well as the first to reach 110. His age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Valoy Ortiz was born in Colonia Larranaga, Cardona, Soriano Department, Uruguay on 20 November 1911.

He started working as a small agricultural producer and later owned rural establishments in the Flores and Durazno departments.

Valoy was married on July 12, 1952 to Violeta Paven. They were married until Violeta's death on March 7, 2015. The couple had 3 children, Roberto, Graciela and Cristina.

At age 104, he was still riding a horse. In November 2015, he met with Juan Lechini (1913–2019), an old friend he hadn't seen in close to 90 years. At age 106, he still has no issue standing, although used the walker for walking longer distances. By the time of his 108th birthday he had begun using a wheelchair.

On 6 May 2021 at the age of 109, Ortiz Galban was vaccinated against COVID-19, making him one of the oldest known people to receive the vaccine.

On 28 July 2021 at the age of 109 years, 250 days, Ortiz Galban has reached the age of Daniel Romano (1905–2015), and he became the oldest known man ever from Uruguay.

He celebrated his 110th birthday in November 2021 and became the first known male supercentenarian from Uruguay.

Valoy Ortiz currently lives in Trinidad, Flores Department, Uruguay, at the age of 110 years, 67 days.