Wednesday, May 18

The dean of humanity died shortly before his 113th birthday

The oldest officially known human being in the world has died. The Guinness World Records announced, this Wednesday, January 19, the death of Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia at the age of 112 years and 341 days.

Declared to be the oldest man in the world at the age of 112 years and 211 days by the organization listing world records, the dean of humanity had 7 children, 14 grandchildren and 22 grandchildren.

Born in Puente Castro on February 11, 1909, Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia will not have reached the age of 103 since his death occurred only a few weeks before the anniversary date.

Discharged from the Spanish Civil War in 1936 due to his small size, namely 1m50, the latter had set up a lucrative shoe business.

According to Guinness World Records, the world record for human longevity remains the property of Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, whose death was recorded after 122 years and 164 days of existence.

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