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

RankNameSexBirth dateDeath dateAge Region or country of birthRegion of death
1Emma Morano[4]F29 November 189915 April 2017117 years, 137 daysPiedmontPiedmont
2[4]F30 May 1902Living115 years, 190 daysSardiniaLiving in Tuscany
3[4]F25 March 190213 July 2017115 years, 110 daysUnited StatesLazio
4Maria Giuseppa Robucci[4]F20 March 1903Living114 years, 261 daysApuliaLiving in Apulia
5[5]F23 November 18962 August 2011114 years, 252 daysTrentino-Alto AdigeVeneto
6[6]F24 December 189128 December 2005114 years, 4 daysLiguriaLiguria
7Maria Redaelli[4]F3 April 18992 April 2013113 years, 364 daysLombardyLombardy
8Maria Gravigi[4]F3 March 190015 August 2013113 years, 165 daysFriuli-Venezia GiuliaFriuli-Venezia Giulia
9Maria Teresa Fumarola[6]F2 December 188914 May 2003113 years, 163 daysApuliaApulia
10Lucia Lauria[7]F4 March 189628 June 2009113 years, 116 daysBasilicataBasilicata
11Stella Nardari[8]F23 December 189823 February 2012113 years, 62 daysVenetoVeneto
12Ida Frabboni [7]F4 October 18962 November 2009113 years, 29 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
13Giulia Sani[6]F15 September 18934 September 2006112 years, 354 daysTuscanyTuscany
14[6]M22 January 18893 January 2002112 years, 346 daysSardiniaSardinia
15Maria Muraro[6]F29 March 18922 January 2005112 years, 279 daysVenetoVeneto
16Rosa Bandini[4]F11 September 190112 June 2014112 years, 274 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
17Emilia Zucchetti[4]F28 August 190326 April 2016112 years, 242 daysVenetoLombardy
18Anna Maria Rosati[4]F4 May 1905Living112 years, 216 daysLombardyLiving in Lombardy
19Lina Grotta[7]F22 November 189627 May 2009112 years, 186 daysTuscanyTuscany
20Giovanni Frau[6]M29 December 189019 June 2003112 years, 172 daysSardiniaSardinia
21Serafina Naccarato[6]F10 October 189329 March 2006112 years, 170 daysCalabriaMarche
22Lorenza Dotta[6]F7 August 189411 January 2007112 years, 157 daysPiedmontPiedmont
23Rosa Pesce[4]F12 September 19029 January 2015112 years, 119 daysPiedmontPiedmont
24Santa Gennari[5]F23 February 189918 June 2011112 years, 115 daysMarcheMarche
25Chelidonia Merosi[6]F11 October 188310 December 1995112 years, 60 daysLazioLazio
26Mariannina Genovese[4]F15 October 1905Living112 years, 52 daysSicilyLiving in Sicily
27Diega Cammalleri[4]F23 October 1905Living112 years, 44 daysSicilyLiving in Sicily
28Angela Case[5]F21 July 189917 August 2011112 years, 27 daysVenetoVeneto
29Elia Concari[4]F14 July 19052 August 2017[9]112 years, 19 daysAbruzzoLombardy
30Arturo LicataM2 May 190224 April 2014111 years, 357 daysSicilySicily
31Maria CresciniF20 January 190417 December 2015111 years, 331 daysLombardyLombardy
32Margherita VenzoF21 February 19038 January 2015111 years, 321 daysVenetoVeneto
33Guerina AmedeiF31 January 1906Living111 years, 309 daysEmilia-RomagnaLiving in Emilia-Romagna
34Valerio Piroddi[10]M13 November 190518 September 2017111 years, 309 daysSardiniaSardinia
35Maria Negri[6]F12 March 189513 January 2007111 years, 307 daysVenetoVeneto
36Maria-Elisabetta Moro[11]F11 February 18972 November 2008111 years, 265 daysVenetoLazio
37Anna BenericettiF22 March 1906Living111 years, 259 daysEmilia-RomagnaLiving in Emilia-Romagna
38Lilla De Geronimi[6]F2 December 189214 August 2004111 years, 256 daysLiguriaLiguria
39Maria Ciuffreda[5]F21 June 189928 February 2011111 years, 252 daysApuliaApulia
40Maria GranelloF11 December 190411 August 2016111 years, 244 daysVenetoVeneto
41Anita Tiburni[5]F3 May 190027 December 2011111 years, 238 daysTuscanyTuscany
42Carolina Peretti[7]F21 October 189715 June 2009111 years, 237 daysAosta ValleyPiedmont
43Maria Antonia ZuccalàF15 March 190515 October 2016111 years, 214 daysCalabriaCalabria
44Gesuina Donati[6]F9 June 18931 January 2005111 years, 206 daysLazioLazio
45Rosa Frau[4]F12 August 190114 February 2013111 years, 186 daysSardiniaSardinia
46Maria Mattivi[4]F29 November 190429 May 2016111 years, 182 daysTrentino-Alto AdigeTrentino-Alto Adige
47Maria Gentilini[6]F12 May 18944 November 2005111 years, 176 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
48Ernesta Pizzocri[4]F20 August 19016 February 2013111 years, 170 daysLombardyLombardy
49Filomena Marongiu[4]F23 October 190423 February 2016111 years, 123 daysSardiniaSardinia
50Elvira Raimondi[6]F13 February 189025 May 2001111 years, 101 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
51Linda Zappettini[6]F26 February 189220 May 2003111 years, 83 daysLiguriaLiguria
Carmela Mileo[5]F27 November 189918 February 2011111 years, 83 daysCalabriaCalabria
53Maria FrigerioF10 April 190525 June 2016111 years, 76 daysPiedmontPiedmont
54Angela Rogges[8]F19 November 190023 January 2012111 years, 65 daysApuliaApulia
Maria Teresa FossatiF9 September 190513 November 2016111 years, 65 daysPiedmontLiguria
56Theresia Staffler[12]F15 November 189811 January 2010111 years, 57 daysTrentino-Alto AdigeTrentino-Alto Adige
57Domenica Di Tomasso[5]F11 February 19007 April 2011111 years, 55 daysAbruzzoAbruzzo
58Antonio Baldo[6]M6 July 188728 August 1998111 years, 53 daysVenetoVeneto
Teresa Ruberto[13]F3 November 189626 December 2007111 years, 53 daysCampaniaCampania
60Renata Bianchi [14]F16 October 1906Living111 years, 51 daysEmilia-RomagnaLiving in Emilia-Romagna
61Salvina Martinelli[6]F2 August 189218 September 2003111 years, 47 daysVenetoVeneto
Grazia Spadafino[6]F13 October 189329 November 2004111 years, 47 daysApuliaApulia
Lidia RisoF23 December 19058 February 2017111 years, 47 daysTuscanyTuscany
64Carmela VelardiF22 October 1906Living111 years, 45 daysSicilyLiving in Sicily
65Orsola Perego[6]F10 January 189223 February 2003111 years, 44 daysLombardyLombardy
66Maria Santa Butera[4]F2 December 190414 January 2016111 years, 43 daysSicilySicily
67Giovanni Ligato[8]M18 February 19012 March 2012111 years, 13 daysCalabriaLiguria
68Domenico Minervino[6]M10 May 188022 May 1991111 years, 12 daysCalabriaCalabria
69Maddalena Figone[6]F1 March 18816 March 1992111 years, 5 daysLiguriaLiguria
70Valentino Stella[6]M2 January 18861 January 1997110 years, 365 daysVenetoVeneto
71Ida Severini[6]F12 February 18936 February 2004110 years, 359 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
72Lida Bertonati[15]F30 April 186717 April 1978110 years, 352 daysLiguriaTuscany
73Giuseppina Deidda[5]F25 January 19002 January 2011110 years, 342 daysSardiniaSardinia
74Cirilla Zenari[4]F28 February 19022 February 2013110 years, 340 daysVenetoVeneto
75Eleonora Casagrande[6]F9 July 18866 June 1997110 years, 332 daysLiguriaLiguria
76Concetta La Rocca[8]F4 June 190129 April 2012110 years, 330 daysSicilySicily
77Emilia Revello[7]F1 June 189824 April 2009110 years, 327 daysLiguriaLiguria
78Rosa Gai[6]F19 June 189511 May 2006110 years, 326 daysPiedmontLombardy
79Teresa Brachetta[12]F11 August 189924 June 2010110 years, 317 daysMarcheMarche
80Pasqualina Colli[6]F17 May 189429 March 2005110 years, 316 daysLombardyLombardy
81Maria VenceljF23 December 19058 October 2016110 years, 290 daysSloveniaTrentino-Alto Adige
82Iolanda GiovanardiF2 March 190615 December 2016110 years, 288 daysEmilia-RomagnaFriuli-Venezia Giulia
83Alba BertoniF19 June 19041 April 2015110 years, 286 daysFriuli-Venezia GiuliaFriuli-Venezia Giulia
84Bartolomea De MarieF3 March 190413 December 2014110 years, 285 daysLombardyLombardy
85Francesca Lo Presti[15]F30 April 18905 February 2001110 years, 281 daysSicilyLazio
86Vincenza PannutiF16 September 186023 June 1971110 years, 280 daysCalabriaCalabria
Addolorata De Vitis[6]F1 April 18876 January 1998110 years, 280 daysApuliaApulia
88Maria Campagna[11]F1 August 18972 May 2008110 years, 275 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
89Rosina NicolliF12 March 190410 December 2014110 years, 273 daysTrentino-Alto AdigeTrentino-Alto Adige
90Maria BarbieriF27 July 190417 April 2015110 years, 264 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
91Maria Artimini[5]F16 September 19003 June 2011110 years, 260 daysTuscanyTuscany
92Maria Gandolfi[6]F1 July 189615 March 2007110 years, 257 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
Rosalia BonàF22 September 19066 June 2017110 years, 257 daysLombardyLombardy
94Placida Antonina Flores[5]F21 October 19003 July 2011110 years, 255 daysSicilySicily
95Lina Sansuini[4]F9 September 190219 May 2013110 years, 252 daysEmilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna
96Rosina PaesanF14 October 190621 June 2017110 years, 250 daysVenetoVeneto
97Virginia Broglia[6]F11 October 188716 June 1998110 years, 248 daysLazioLazio
98Francesca AdelfioF4 March 18794 November 1989110 years, 245 daysSicilySicily
99Anna Scarano[8]F5 March 190222 October 2012110 years, 231 daysApuliaLombardy
100Luigia ZamparoF23 April 19036 December 2013110 years, 227 daysFriuli-Venezia GiuliaLazio

Italian emigrant supercentenarians age 112+

RankNameSexBirth dateDeath dateAge Region of birthCountry of death
1Dina Manfredini[8]F4 April 189717 December 2012115 years, 257 daysEmilia-RomagnaUnited States
2Amalia Ruggieri[6]F6 October 188426 June 1998113 years, 263 daysCampaniaUnited States
3Cleufe Amarillide PalianiF27 November 187615 May 1990113 years, 169 daysLazioUnited States
4Irene Zito[4]F19 January 19037 May 2016113 years, 109 daysBasilicataUnited States
5Maria Cimino[4]F30 January 190110 November 2013112 years, 284 daysSicilyUnited States
6Luisa Chiacchiari[6]F10 December 188629 June 1999112 years, 201 daysMoliseUnited States
7Vincenza BalassoneF24 January 190326 June 2015112 years, 153 daysAbruzzoUnited States
8Rosaria Caleca[13]F5 February 18956 May 2007112 years, 90 daysSicilyUnited States
9Maria Giuseppa Petraccone[6]F25 September 188726 October 1999112 years, 31 daysLazioCanada
10Maria NicastroF24 November 1905Living112 years, 12 daysSicilyLiving in France

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Italy since 1991

  Deceased   Living

FromToNameSexAge(s) when oldestLifespanRegion of death
?22 May 1991Domenico Minervino[6]M? – 11110 May 1880 – 22 May 1991
111 years, 12 days
Calabria
22 May 19916 March 1992
(289 days)
Maddalena Figone[6]F110 – 1111 March 1881 – 6 March 1992
111 years, 5 days
Liguria
6 March 19927 January 1993
(307 days)
Maria Sirianni[6]F109 – 1101 August 1882 – 7 January 1993
110 years, 159 days
Calabria
7 January 199316 October 1993
(282 days)
Giuseppa Spolitu[6]F109 – 11012 September 1883 – 16 October 1993
110 years, 34 days
Sardinia
16 October 199310 December 1995
(2 years, 55 days)
Chelidonia Merosi[6]F110 – 11211 October 1883 – 10 December 1995
112 years, 60 days
Lazio
10 December 19951 January 1997
(1 year, 22 days)
Valentino Stella[6]M109 – 1102 January 1886 – 1 January 1997
110 years, 365 days
Veneto
1 January 19976 June 1997
(156 days)
Eleonora Casagrande[6]F1109 July 1886 – 6 June 1997
110 years, 332 days
Liguria
6 June 19976 January 1998
(214 days)
Addolorata De Vitis[6]F1101 April 1887 – 6 January 1998
110 years, 280 days
Apulia
6 January 199828 August 1998
(234 days)
Antonio Baldo[6]M110 – 1116 July 1887 – 28 August 1998
111 years, 53 days
Veneto
28 August 19984 February 1999
(160 days)
Giovanna Lizzio[6]F109 – 11019 November 1888 – 4 February 1999
110 years, 77 days
Sicily
4 February 19993 January 2002
(2 years, 333 days)
[6]M110 – 11222 January 1889 – 3 January 2002
112 years, 346 days
Sardinia
3 January 200214 May 2003
(1 year, 131 days)
Teresa Fumarola[6]F112 – 1132 December 1889 – 14 May 2003
113 years, 163 days
Apulia
14 May 200319 June 2003
(36 days)
Giovanni Frau[6]M11229 December 1890 – 19 June 2003
112 years, 172 days
Sardinia
19 June 200328 December 2005
(2 years, 192 days)
[6]F111 – 11424 December 1891 – 28 December 2005
114 years, 4 days
Liguria
28 December 20054 September 2006
(250 days)
Giulia Sani[6]F11215 September 1893 – 4 September 2006
112 years, 354 days
Tuscany
4 September 200611 January 2007
(129 days)
Lorenza Dotta[6]F1127 August 1894 – 11 January 2007
112 years, 157 days
Piedmont
11 January 200713 January 2007
(2 days)
Maria Negri[6]F11112 March 1895 – 13 January 2007
111 years, 307 days
Veneto
13 January 200728 June 2009
(2 years, 166 days)
Lucia Lauria[6]F110 – 1134 March 1896 – 28 June 2009
113 years, 116 days
Basilicata
28 June 20092 November 2009
(127 days)
Ida Frabboni[6]F112 – 1134 October 1896 – 2 November 2009
113 years, 29 days
Emilia-Romagna
2 November 20092 August 2011
(1 year, 273 days)
[16]F112 – 11423 November 1896 – 2 August 2011
114 years, 252 days
Veneto
2 August 201123 February 2012
(205 days)
Stella Nardari[17]F112 – 11323 December 1898 – 23 February 2012
113 years, 62 days
Veneto
23 February 20122 April 2013
(1 year, 38 days)
Maria Redaelli[18]F112 – 1133 April 1899 – 2 April 2013
113 years, 364 days
Lombardy
2 April 201315 April 2017
(4 years, 13 days)
Emma Morano[20]F113 – 11729 November 1899 – 15 April 2017
117 years, 137 days
Piedmont
15 April 201713 July 2017
(89 days)
[4]F11525 March 1902 – 13 July 2017
115 years, 110 days
Lazio
13 July 2017Present
(146 days)
[4]F115*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[45]

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Marie-Josephine Gaudette

Giuseppina Projetto (born 30 May 1902 -  6 July, 2018)[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.