|Birth:||29 October 1901|
Puente Genil, Córdoba, Spain
115 years, 238 days
Ana Maria Vela-Rubio (born 29 October 1901) is a verified Spanish supercentenarian, who is at the age of 115 years, 238 days, the oldest living person in Spain, the oldest in Europe after the passing of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017, and overall the fourth-oldest in the world. She has been the oldest living person in Spain since the death of Francisca García Torres on 25 February 2014.
She is the oldest verified Spanish person ever.
Vela-Rubio was born on 29 October 1901 in Puente Genil, Cordoba, Spain. She was orphaned as a child.
Vela-Rubio worked in a food store in Malaga, Spain. In 1950, she moved to Barcelona with her partner. She never married her partner because her parents didn't approve of their relationship. They had four children - Carmelita (who died aged 10), Antonio, Ana, and Juan.
Vela-Rubio moved in to a nursing home in 2005. She suffers from dementia.
- GRG World Supercentenarian Rankings List Gerontology Research Group
- Bondad y alegría, el secreto para vivir 110 años Lavanguardia, 2 November 2011
- El gen Matusalén El Mundo, 27 July 2014
- Ana Vela se convierte a sus 114 años en la más longeva de la historia de España El Pais, 6 June 2016
- Happy 115th birthday to Ana Vela Rubio Spain Buddy, 31 October 2016
- Happy 115th Birthday to Spain's oldest woman ever The Local, 31 October 2016
|Spain's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Josefa Salas Mateo • Policarpa Pérez Expósito • Josefa Llovet Llovet • Ramona Agudin • Antonia Diaz • Soledad Muñoz Rodríguez • Salustiano Claudio Álvarez López • Isabel Guijarro • Telesfora de la Torre-Mendizábal • Paulina García García-Lozano • Aurelio Diaz • A.L.M. • Galo Leoz-Ortin • Maria Antonia Castro • Maria del Carmen Lopez • Gregorio Merino-Calvo • Gabriela Izquierdo • F.M.M. • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • María Esperanza Onieva • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Jorja Hernando • Victoriana Vázquez Barrero • Lucía Madaria-Vesga • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Teresa Dosaigües Abella • Andresa Guerrero-Ortiz • Felipa Gutiérrez • Rosa Martínez • Francisco Fernandez • Francisca García Torres • Ana Vela-Rubio