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Josefa Salas
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Birth: 14 July 1860
Prado del Rey, Andalusia, Spain
Death: 27 February 1973
Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain
Age: 112 years, 228 days
Country: ESP FlagESP
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Josefa Salas Mateo (14 July 1860 – 27 February 1973) was the "World's Oldest Person", according to Guinness World Records, from 1970–1973. She claimed to be a year older than validated (contemporary news reports from Spain reveal she claimed birth in 1859, which would have made her 113 at death, and would have put her 14 days ahead of the age of Delina Filkins).

Ms. Salas Mateo was long the Spanish recordholder before her age was surpassed in the 1990s. She was the last WOP titleholder to gain the WOP title before attaining supercentenarian status.

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Spain's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

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


World's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerRosalia SpotoChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • William Fullingim • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Mathew Beard • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet Brown

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