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Virginia Moyano
Virginia Moyano
Birth: 17 May 1904
Cordoba, Argentina
Death: 20 June 2017
La Rioja, Argentina
Age: 113 years, 34 days
Country: ArgentinaARG

Secundina Virginia Moyano Ponce (17 May 1904 – 20 June 2017)[1] was an Argentinian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She was the second validated supercentenarian in the history of Argentina, after Luisa Roncoroni.


Moyano was born in Cordoba, Argentina, on 17 May 1904, and was baptized on 9 July 1904. She was the sixth of eight children born to Jose Moyano and Casimira Ponce. She attended school until the sixth grade. In her youth, her boyfriend was a Chilean man, Andres Bergontini, but he left her to marry another, more wealthy woman. Moyano never got married herself, and had no children, but had a large number of nieces and nephews.

In her later years, Moyano lived with her niece in a nursing home in La Rioja, Argentina. Following her niece's death in April 2016, Moyano moved to live with her grand-nephews and great-grand-nephews. On 17 May 2017, Moyano turned 113, and became the first person in Argentina to reach this age.

Moyano died on 20 June 2017 in La Rioja, Argentina, at the age of 113 years, 34 days. She was the oldest validated person ever from Argentina until 13 May 2020, when her age was surpassed by Casilda Benegas.[2] She was the oldest validated person ever born in Argentina until 2020, when her age was surpassed by Evangelista Luisa Lopez.



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