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Antonio Todde
Antonio Todde
Birth: 22 January 1889
Tiana, Sardinia, Italy
Death: 3 January 2002
Tiana, Sardinia, Italy
Age: 112 years, 346 days
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Antonio Todde (22 January 1889 – 3 January 2002) was an Italian supercentenarian, who was the oldest living man in the world from the death of John Painter on 1 March 2001 until his own death. He is the oldest verified Italian man ever.


Born to a poor shepherd family in the medieval center of Tiana, Todde was the third of 12 children. He had a long-lived family; his father Francesco lived to be 90 years old, and his mother Francesca became 98. His sister Maria Agostina was still alive at the age of 97 at the time of his death. She died aged 102.

He left Sardinia to fight in the World War 1, where he was injured in the shoulder by a grenade. In 1920, he married Maria Antonia, then aged 25, and they had four daughters and a son. She died in 1990, aged 95. He died on 3 January 2002 as the oldest living man in the world.


  • On the age validation of supercentenarians (p.16-18), Poulain, Michel

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

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosly 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

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