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Maria Vencelj Maggi
Maria Vencelj Maggi
Maria Vencelj Maggi at age 106.
Birth: 23 December 1905
Strmec and Predelom, Slovenia (then Austria-Hungary)
Death: 8 October 2016
Pinzolo, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Age: 110 years, 290 days
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Maria Vencelj Maggi (23 December 1905 - 8 October 2016) was a Slovenian-Italian supercentenarian who is currently unverified. [1]

Biography

Maria Vencelj Maggi was born on 23 December 1905 to Franc and Marija Vencelj in a small village called Strmec nad Predelom, near Bovec in present-day Slovenia (which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time of her birth). Shortly after, the family moved to the nearby village of Log pod Mangartom, where she spent her childhood years.

After finishing school she found a job in Idrija, and later in Trieste and Milan in Italy, where she met her husband, Alessandro Maggi. They later opened a cafe in Milan. The couple had one child, a son named Elio. [2]

After WWII, when she was already a widow, her son got a job offer from Madonna di Campiglio and moved there. Soon after, Maria also decided to leave Milan and moved to Madonna di Campiglio to be closer to her son and his family. Since 2006, she lives in a nursing home in Pinzolo.

In November 2000, the village of her childhood, Log pod Mangartom, was heavily affected by avalanche. Many houses were destroyed and, sadly, seven people were killed. Maria's older sister Elizabeta Cernuta (née Vencelj) was the oldest among seven victims. Shortly after Elizabeta's death, Maria visited Slovenia and hasn't been there since. [3]

Maria Vencelj Maggi died in Pinzolo, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, on 8 October 2016 at the age of 110 years, 290 days.[4] She was the second Slovenian-born supercentenarian after Katarina Marinic.

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