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Rosalia Spoto
Rosalia Spoto
Birth: 25 August 1847
Italy
Death: 20 February 1957
Italy
Age: 109 years, 179 days
Country: ITA Flag ITA
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Rosalia Spoto (25 August 1847 [claimed 24 May 1847] – 20 February 1957) held the title of world's oldest living person from the death of Betsy Baker on 24 October 1955 until her own death on 20 February 1957, aged 109 years, 179 days.[1]

Spoto claimed her birthday was on 24 May. For her claimed 109th birthday, an Italo-Brazilian wrote her a letter stating he had requested others to send her packages of coffee (citation needed). 25 August is from Guinness World Records.

Upon her death, Christina Karnebeek-Backs became the world's oldest validated living person.

Issues regarding age

Some sources, such as the GRG-affiliated Supercentenari d’Italia, do not recognize Spoto's claim as legitimate.

References


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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