Ana María Vela Rubio

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Ana María Vela Rubio, born on 29 October 1901, age 116 years, 33 days, is a Spanish supercentenarian. She has been the oldest verified Spaniard ever since 6 June 2016 when, aged 114 years, 221 days. [1] and also the oldest Spanish-born person since 4 April 2017 when, aged 115 years, 157 days

Vela Rubio is also the third oldest living person in the world[2]. She became the oldest European since the death of oldest person Emma Morano on 15 April 2017.[3] She is the third oldest person ever from Europe, after Jeanne Calment and Emma Morano.

Vela Rubio was born 29 October 1901 in Puente Genil, Andalucia. She used to work as a dressmaker. She never married her partner as her parents did not agree to their marrying, but the couple had two children. Her daughter, also named Ana, lives with her.[1]

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