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Aurelio Diaz
Aurelio Diaz
Birth: 16 October 1878
Tielve, Spain
Death: 13 June 1989
Tielve, Spain
Age: 110 years, 240 days
Country: ESP FlagESP
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Aurelio Francisco Diaz-Campillo (16 October 1878 – 13 June 1989) was a validated Spanish supercentenarian.

Biography

Aurelio was born in a town called Tielve. His father was Bernabe Diaz and his mother was Maria Campillo. As a young man growing up during the 1880s and 1890s, Aurelio worked with livestock in the family farm. At age 10, he moved to Seville, where he started working at a charcuterie.

He enlisted in the Spanish-American War, where he was sent to Cuba in January 1898 to fight. After the war, he returned to Spain, where he eventually had 12 children.

Towards the very end of his life, he was completely deaf and had limited movement ability.

Aurelio Diaz died on 13 June 1989 at the age of 110 years, 240 days. At the time of his death, he was the last surviving Spanish veteran of the Spanish-American War. An attempt to save a windmill owned by Aurelio was initiated recently.

References


Spain's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Josefa Salas Mateo • Policarpa Pérez Expósito • Josefa Llovet Llovet • Ramona Agudin-Fernandez • Antonia Diaz • Soledad Munoz • Salustiano Alvarez • Isabel Guijarro • Telesfora de la Torre-Mendizábal • Paulina Garcia-Lozano • Aurelio Diaz • A.L.M. • Galo Leoz-Ortin • Maria Antonia Castro • Maria del Carmen Lopez • Gregorio Merino • Gabriela Izquierdo • F.M.M. • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Maria 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 • Magdalena Oliver Gabarro