This is a list of Italian supercentenarians [1] ​ (people from Italy who have attained the age of at least 110 years). As of 15 May, 2018, there are six living supercentenarians in Italy . The oldest verified Italian was Emma Morano,  ( 1899–2017) , was 117 years, 137 days. [4]

The current oldest Italian is Giuseppina Project [46] ​, who is also the oldest verified living person in Europe [46] ​ (Note: All information in article has link's to citation's)

100 oldest Italian people ever

Deceased Living
denotes age at death, or if living, age as of 6 December 2017

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Region or country of birth Region of death
1 Emma Morano [4] F 29 November 1899 15 April 2017 117 years, 137 days Piedmont Piedmont
2 [4] F 30 May 1902 Living 115 years, 190 days Sardinia Living in Tuscany
3 [4] F 25 March 1902 13 July 2017 115 years, 110 days United States Lazio
4 Maria Giuseppa Robucci [4] F 20 March 1903 Living 114 years, 261 days Apulia Living in Apulia
5 [5] F 23 November 1896 2 August 2011 114 years, 252 days Trentino-Alto Adige Veneto
6 [6] F 24 December 1891 28 December 2005 114 years, 4 days Liguria Liguria
7 Maria Redaelli [4] F 3 April 1899 2 April 2013 113 years, 364 days Lombardy Lombardy
8 Maria Gravigi [4] F 3 March 1900 15 August 2013 113 years, 165 days Friuli-Venezia Giulia Friuli-Venezia Giulia
9 Maria Teresa Fumarola [6] F 2 December 1889 14 May 2003 113 years, 163 days Apulia Apulia
10 Lucia Lauria [7] F 4 March 1896 28 June 2009 113 years, 116 days Basilicata Basilicata
11 Stella Nardari [8] F 23 December 1898 23 February 2012 113 years, 62 days Veneto Veneto
12 Ida Frabboni [7] F 4 October 1896 2 November 2009 113 years, 29 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
13 Giulia Sani [6] F 15 September 1893 4 September 2006 112 years, 354 days Tuscany Tuscany
14 [6] M 22 January 1889 3 January 2002 112 years, 346 days Sardinia Sardinia
15 Maria Muraro [6] F 29 March 1892 2 January 2005 112 years, 279 days Veneto Veneto
16 Rosa Bandini [4] F 11 September 1901 12 June 2014 112 years, 274 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
17 Emilia Zucchetti [4] F 28 August 1903 26 April 2016 112 years, 242 days Veneto Lombardy
18 Anna Maria Rosati [4] F 4 May 1905 Living 112 years, 216 days Lombardy Living in Lombardy
19 Lina Grotta [7] F 22 November 1896 27 May 2009 112 years, 186 days Tuscany Tuscany
20 Giovanni Frau [6] M 29 December 1890 19 June 2003 112 years, 172 days Sardinia Sardinia
21 Serafina Naccarato [6] F 10 October 1893 29 March 2006 112 years, 170 days Calabria Marche
22 Lorenza Dotta [6] F 7 August 1894 11 January 2007 112 years, 157 days Piedmont Piedmont
23 Rosa Pesce [4] F 12 September 1902 9 January 2015 112 years, 119 days Piedmont Piedmont
24 Santa Gennari [5] F 23 February 1899 18 June 2011 112 years, 115 days Marche Marche
25 Chelidonia Merosi [6] F 11 October 1883 10 December 1995 112 years, 60 days Lazio Lazio
26 Mariannina Genovese [4] F 15 October 1905 Living 112 years, 52 days Sicily Living in Sicily
27 Diega Cammalleri [4] F 23 October 1905 Living 112 years, 44 days Sicily Living in Sicily
28 Angela Case [5] F 21 July 1899 17 August 2011 112 years, 27 days Veneto Veneto
29 Elia Concari [4] F 14 July 1905 2 August 2017 [9] 112 years, 19 days Abruzzo Lombardy
30 Arturo Licata M 2 May 1902 24 April 2014 111 years, 357 days Sicily Sicily
31 Maria Crescini F 20 January 1904 17 December 2015 111 years, 331 days Lombardy Lombardy
32 Margherita Venzo F 21 February 1903 8 January 2015 111 years, 321 days Veneto Veneto
33 Guerina Amedei F 31 January 1906 Living 111 years, 309 days Emilia-Romagna Living in Emilia-Romagna
34 Valerio Piroddi [10] M 13 November 1905 18 September 2017 111 years, 309 days Sardinia Sardinia
35 Maria Negri [6] F 12 March 1895 13 January 2007 111 years, 307 days Veneto Veneto
36 Maria-Elisabetta Moro [11] F 11 February 1897 2 November 2008 111 years, 265 days Veneto Lazio
37 Anna Benericetti F 22 March 1906 Living 111 years, 259 days Emilia-Romagna Living in Emilia-Romagna
38 Lilla De Geronimi [6] F 2 December 1892 14 August 2004 111 years, 256 days Liguria Liguria
39 Maria Ciuffreda [5] F 21 June 1899 28 February 2011 111 years, 252 days Apulia Apulia
40 Maria Granello F 11 December 1904 11 August 2016 111 years, 244 days Veneto Veneto
41 Anita Tiburni [5] F 3 May 1900 27 December 2011 111 years, 238 days Tuscany Tuscany
42 Carolina Peretti [7] F 21 October 1897 15 June 2009 111 years, 237 days Aosta Valley Piedmont
43 Maria Antonia Zuccalà F 15 March 1905 15 October 2016 111 years, 214 days Calabria Calabria
44 Gesuina Donati [6] F 9 June 1893 1 January 2005 111 years, 206 days Lazio Lazio
45 Rosa Frau [4] F 12 August 1901 14 February 2013 111 years, 186 days Sardinia Sardinia
46 Maria Mattivi [4] F 29 November 1904 29 May 2016 111 years, 182 days Trentino-Alto Adige Trentino-Alto Adige
47 Maria Gentilini [6] F 12 May 1894 4 November 2005 111 years, 176 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
48 Ernesta Pizzocri [4] F 20 August 1901 6 February 2013 111 years, 170 days Lombardy Lombardy
49 Filomena Marongiu [4] F 23 October 1904 23 February 2016 111 years, 123 days Sardinia Sardinia
50 Elvira Raimondi [6] F 13 February 1890 25 May 2001 111 years, 101 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
51 Linda Zappettini [6] F 26 February 1892 20 May 2003 111 years, 83 days Liguria Liguria
Carmela Mileo [5] F 27 November 1899 18 February 2011 111 years, 83 days Calabria Calabria
53 Maria Frigerio F 10 April 1905 25 June 2016 111 years, 76 days Piedmont Piedmont
54 Angela Rogges [8] F 19 November 1900 23 January 2012 111 years, 65 days Apulia Apulia
Maria Teresa Fossati F 9 September 1905 13 November 2016 111 years, 65 days Piedmont Liguria
56 Theresia Staffler [12] F 15 November 1898 11 January 2010 111 years, 57 days Trentino-Alto Adige Trentino-Alto Adige
57 Domenica Di Tomasso [5] F 11 February 1900 7 April 2011 111 years, 55 days Abruzzo Abruzzo
58 Antonio Baldo [6] M 6 July 1887 28 August 1998 111 years, 53 days Veneto Veneto
Teresa Ruberto [13] F 3 November 1896 26 December 2007 111 years, 53 days Campania Campania
60 Renata Bianchi [14] F 16 October 1906 Living 111 years, 51 days Emilia-Romagna Living in Emilia-Romagna
61 Salvina Martinelli [6] F 2 August 1892 18 September 2003 111 years, 47 days Veneto Veneto
Grazia Spadafino [6] F 13 October 1893 29 November 2004 111 years, 47 days Apulia Apulia
Lidia Riso F 23 December 1905 8 February 2017 111 years, 47 days Tuscany Tuscany
64 Carmela Velardi F 22 October 1906 Living 111 years, 45 days Sicily Living in Sicily
65 Orsola Perego [6] F 10 January 1892 23 February 2003 111 years, 44 days Lombardy Lombardy
66 Maria Santa Butera [4] F 2 December 1904 14 January 2016 111 years, 43 days Sicily Sicily
67 Giovanni Ligato [8] M 18 February 1901 2 March 2012 111 years, 13 days Calabria Liguria
68 Domenico Minervino [6] M 10 May 1880 22 May 1991 111 years, 12 days Calabria Calabria
69 Maddalena Figone [6] F 1 March 1881 6 March 1992 111 years, 5 days Liguria Liguria
70 Valentino Stella [6] M 2 January 1886 1 January 1997 110 years, 365 days Veneto Veneto
71 Ida Severini [6] F 12 February 1893 6 February 2004 110 years, 359 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
72 Lida Bertonati [15] F 30 April 1867 17 April 1978 110 years, 352 days Liguria Tuscany
73 Giuseppina Deidda [5] F 25 January 1900 2 January 2011 110 years, 342 days Sardinia Sardinia
74 Cirilla Zenari [4] F 28 February 1902 2 February 2013 110 years, 340 days Veneto Veneto
75 Eleonora Casagrande [6] F 9 July 1886 6 June 1997 110 years, 332 days Liguria Liguria
76 Concetta La Rocca [8] F 4 June 1901 29 April 2012 110 years, 330 days Sicily Sicily
77 Emilia Revello [7] F 1 June 1898 24 April 2009 110 years, 327 days Liguria Liguria
78 Rosa Gai [6] F 19 June 1895 11 May 2006 110 years, 326 days Piedmont Lombardy
79 Teresa Brachetta [12] F 11 August 1899 24 June 2010 110 years, 317 days Marche Marche
80 Pasqualina Colli [6] F 17 May 1894 29 March 2005 110 years, 316 days Lombardy Lombardy
81 Maria Vencelj F 23 December 1905 8 October 2016 110 years, 290 days Slovenia Trentino-Alto Adige
82 Iolanda Giovanardi F 2 March 1906 15 December 2016 110 years, 288 days Emilia-Romagna Friuli-Venezia Giulia
83 Alba Bertoni F 19 June 1904 1 April 2015 110 years, 286 days Friuli-Venezia Giulia Friuli-Venezia Giulia
84 Bartolomea De Marie F 3 March 1904 13 December 2014 110 years, 285 days Lombardy Lombardy
85 Francesca Lo Presti [15] F 30 April 1890 5 February 2001 110 years, 281 days Sicily Lazio
86 Vincenza Pannuti F 16 September 1860 23 June 1971 110 years, 280 days Calabria Calabria
Addolorata De Vitis [6] F 1 April 1887 6 January 1998 110 years, 280 days Apulia Apulia
88 Maria Campagna [11] F 1 August 1897 2 May 2008 110 years, 275 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
89 Rosina Nicolli F 12 March 1904 10 December 2014 110 years, 273 days Trentino-Alto Adige Trentino-Alto Adige
90 Maria Barbieri F 27 July 1904 17 April 2015 110 years, 264 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
91 Maria Artimini [5] F 16 September 1900 3 June 2011 110 years, 260 days Tuscany Tuscany
92 Maria Gandolfi [6] F 1 July 1896 15 March 2007 110 years, 257 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
Rosalia Bonà F 22 September 1906 6 June 2017 110 years, 257 days Lombardy Lombardy
94 Placida Antonina Flores [5] F 21 October 1900 3 July 2011 110 years, 255 days Sicily Sicily
95 Lina Sansuini [4] F 9 September 1902 19 May 2013 110 years, 252 days Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
96 Rosina Paesan F 14 October 1906 21 June 2017 110 years, 250 days Veneto Veneto
97 Virginia Broglia [6] F 11 October 1887 16 June 1998 110 years, 248 days Lazio Lazio
98 Francesca Adelfio F 4 March 1879 4 November 1989 110 years, 245 days Sicily Sicily
99 Anna Scarano [8] F 5 March 1902 22 October 2012 110 years, 231 days Apulia Lombardy
100 Luigia Zamparo F 23 April 1903 6 December 2013 110 years, 227 days Friuli-Venezia Giulia Lazio

Italian emigrant supercentenarians age 112+

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Region of birth Country of death
1 Dina Manfredini [8] F 4 April 1897 17 December 2012 115 years, 257 days Emilia-Romagna United States
2 Amalia Ruggieri [6] F 6 October 1884 26 June 1998 113 years, 263 days Campania United States
3 Cleufe Amarillide Paliani F 27 November 1876 15 May 1990 113 years, 169 days Lazio United States
4 Irene Zito [4] F 19 January 1903 7 May 2016 113 years, 109 days Basilicata United States
5 Maria Cimino [4] F 30 January 1901 10 November 2013 112 years, 284 days Sicily United States
6 Luisa Chiacchiari [6] F 10 December 1886 29 June 1999 112 years, 201 days Molise United States
7 Vincenza Balassone F 24 January 1903 26 June 2015 112 years, 153 days Abruzzo United States
8 Rosaria Caleca [13] F 5 February 1895 6 May 2007 112 years, 90 days Sicily United States
9 Maria Giuseppa Petraccone [6] F 25 September 1887 26 October 1999 112 years, 31 days Lazio Canada
10 Maria Nicastro F 24 November 1905 Living 112 years, 12 days Sicily Living in France

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Italy since 1991

Deceased Living

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Region of death
? 22 May 1991 Domenico Minervino [6] M ? – 111 10 May 1880 – 22 May 1991
111 years, 12 days
Calabria
22 May 1991 6 March 1992
( 289 days)
Maddalena Figone [6] F 110 – 111 1 March 1881 – 6 March 1992
111 years, 5 days
Liguria
6 March 1992 7 January 1993
( 307 days)
Maria Sirianni [6] F 109 – 110 1 August 1882 – 7 January 1993
110 years, 159 days
Calabria
7 January 1993 16 October 1993
( 282 days)
Giuseppa Spolitu [6] F 109 – 110 12 September 1883 – 16 October 1993
110 years, 34 days
Sardinia
16 October 1993 10 December 1995
( 2 years, 55 days)
Chelidonia Merosi [6] F 110 – 112 11 October 1883 – 10 December 1995
112 years, 60 days
Lazio
10 December 1995 1 January 1997
( 1 year, 22 days)
Valentino Stella [6] M 109 – 110 2 January 1886 – 1 January 1997
110 years, 365 days
Veneto
1 January 1997 6 June 1997
( 156 days)
Eleonora Casagrande [6] F 110 9 July 1886 – 6 June 1997
110 years, 332 days
Liguria
6 June 1997 6 January 1998
( 214 days)
Addolorata De Vitis [6] F 110 1 April 1887 – 6 January 1998
110 years, 280 days
Apulia
6 January 1998 28 August 1998
( 234 days)
Antonio Baldo [6] M 110 – 111 6 July 1887 – 28 August 1998
111 years, 53 days
Veneto
28 August 1998 4 February 1999
( 160 days)
Giovanna Lizzio [6] F 109 – 110 19 November 1888 – 4 February 1999
110 years, 77 days
Sicily
4 February 1999 3 January 2002
( 2 years, 333 days)
[6] M 110 – 112 22 January 1889 – 3 January 2002
112 years, 346 days
Sardinia
3 January 2002 14 May 2003
( 1 year, 131 days)
Teresa Fumarola [6] F 112 – 113 2 December 1889 – 14 May 2003
113 years, 163 days
Apulia
14 May 2003 19 June 2003
( 36 days)
Giovanni Frau [6] M 112 29 December 1890 – 19 June 2003
112 years, 172 days
Sardinia
19 June 2003 28 December 2005
( 2 years, 192 days)
[6] F 111 – 114 24 December 1891 – 28 December 2005
114 years, 4 days
Liguria
28 December 2005 4 September 2006
( 250 days)
Giulia Sani [6] F 112 15 September 1893 – 4 September 2006
112 years, 354 days
Tuscany
4 September 2006 11 January 2007
( 129 days)
Lorenza Dotta [6] F 112 7 August 1894 – 11 January 2007
112 years, 157 days
Piedmont
11 January 2007 13 January 2007
( 2 days)
Maria Negri [6] F 111 12 March 1895 – 13 January 2007
111 years, 307 days
Veneto
13 January 2007 28 June 2009
( 2 years, 166 days)
Lucia Lauria [6] F 110 – 113 4 March 1896 – 28 June 2009
113 years, 116 days
Basilicata
28 June 2009 2 November 2009
( 127 days)
Ida Frabboni [6] F 112 – 113 4 October 1896 – 2 November 2009
113 years, 29 days
Emilia-Romagna
2 November 2009 2 August 2011
( 1 year, 273 days)
[16] F 112 – 114 23 November 1896 – 2 August 2011
114 years, 252 days
Veneto
2 August 2011 23 February 2012
( 205 days)
Stella Nardari [17] F 112 – 113 23 December 1898 – 23 February 2012
113 years, 62 days
Veneto
23 February 2012 2 April 2013
( 1 year, 38 days)
Maria Redaelli [18] F 112 – 113 3 April 1899 – 2 April 2013
113 years, 364 days
Lombardy
2 April 2013 15 April 2017
( 4 years, 13 days)
Emma Morano [20] F 113 – 117 29 November 1899 – 15 April 2017
117 years, 137 days
Piedmont
15 April 2017 13 July 2017
( 89 days)
[4] F 115 25 March 1902 – 13 July 2017
115 years, 110 days
Lazio
13 July 2017 Present
( 146 days)
[4] F 115* born 30 May 1902
115 years, 190 days
Living in Tuscany

People

Antonio Todde

Antonio Todde (22 January 1889 – 3 January 2002) was an Italian supercentenarian who, at the time of his death, was the oldest man in the world. [21] Todde was born in the village of Tiana, in the province of Nuoro, Sardinia, [22] an area noted for its centenarian density. [23] Born to a poor shepherd family in the medieval center of Tiana, Todde was the third of 12 children. In 1920, he married Maria Antonia, then aged 25, and they had four daughters and a son. She died in 1990, aged 95. [24] He left Sardinia only to fight in the First World War, [21] where he was injured in the shoulder by a grenade. [25] He died at age 112 years, 346 days on 3 January 2002.

Virginia Dighero

Virginia Dighero (married Zolezzi, 24 December 1891 – 28 December 2005) [26] was an Italian supercentenarian. [27] On 14 September 2005, she became the longest-lived person of Italian descent ever, having surpassed Amalia Ruggieri Barone, who was an emigrant to the United States. Dighero-Zolezzi died of ischemia on 28 December 2005. [27]

At the time of her death, she was the oldest ever documented person from Italy at the age of 114 years, 4 days [27] - a title she held for more than five years, until being surpassed by on 28 November 2010. She was also the oldest verified living person in Europe. [28]

Venere Pizzinato

Venere Pizzinato (married Papo, 23 November 1896 – 2 August 2011) [16] was an Italian supercentenarian, [4] living to the age of 114 years, 252 days. At the time of her death she was the oldest person ever from Italy, [29] a title she held until 13 December 2011 when she was surpassed by Dina Manfredini. She was the world's third oldest living person, behind Besse Cooper and Chiyono Hasegawa. Pizzinato was also the oldest person ever to have been born in the Austrian-Hungarian empire. She was the oldest person ever to be born and die in Italy, until being surpassed by Emma Morano on 9 August 2014. [30]

She was born in Ala, Trentino, then part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, on 23 November 1896. In 1902 the family moved to Verona, where they had relatives. In 1903, the family moved back to Trentino, where Pizzinato attended a boarding school in its capital city, Trento. World War I forced Pizzinato to take refuge in Bazzano, Bologna. After the war, she moved back to Milan where she took Italian citizenship and met her future husband Isidoro Papo. During the outbreak of World War II, in 1939, the couple moved to Nice, France, to escape the Fascist regime of Benito Mussolini. They married in France, and after the war, they moved back to Milan. Upon retirement in 1964, the couple moved to Verona, where they finally settled. Mr. Papo died in 1981. The couple never had any children. Pizzinato remained in Verona for the rest of her life; at the time of her death, she lived in a retirement home there. [31] [32] [33]

On 23 November 2010, marking her 114th birthday, Pizzinato was visited by Italy's president, Giorgio Napolitano, who wrote her a letter with the words "In this happy and special occasion I would like to send, on behalf of all Italians, sincere congratulations and good wishes of serenity with her loved ones and people around the community Saint Catherine in Verona". [34]

Marie Josephine Gaudette

Marie-Josephine Clarice Gaudette (25 March 1902 – 13 July 2017) was the oldest living person in Italy from the death of Emma Morano, who was the oldest living person in the world and the oldest Italian person ever on 15 April 2017 until her own death three months later. Gaudette was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States, and was the oldest living person born in the US from the death of Susannah Mushatt Jones on 12 May 2016 and the oldest emigrant from the US ever. [35]

A nun known as Mother Cecilia, she lived in the Italian convent from 1958 until her death [36] and was considered "the world's oldest nun". [37] She lived in Canada and France before settling in Italy. [38] Gaudette died on 13 July 2017, aged 115 years, 110 days, as the 5th-oldest living person in the world. [39]

Giuseppina Projetto

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Marie-Josephine Gaudette

Giuseppina Projetto (born 30 May 1902) [4] is at age, 115 years, 350 days, the oldest living person in Italy since the death of Marie Josephine Gaudette (see above) on 13 July 2017, the oldest living person in Europe and the world's second oldest living person behind Japanese Chiyo Miyako [45] ​ . Projetto is the oldest living person born in Italy since the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017, as Gaudette was born in the US. [41] On 18 September 2017, Projetto became the second longest-lived Itailan person ever behind Emma Morano, although Dina Manfredini who died in the U.S. still remains the second longest-lived person ever born in Italy. [42]

She was born in La Maddalena. However, she was of Sicilian origin. Her maternal grandfather had moved from Sicily with the expedition of Giuseppe Garibaldi. In 1946, she married Giuseppe Frau, a widower with three children. Projetto currently lives in Tuscany with her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. [43] [44]

Notes

  1. Pizzinato was born in Ala, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Italy.
  2. Mattivi was born in Trento, Trentino, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Italy.
  3. Staffler was born in Ulten, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Italy.