Ana María Vela Rubio

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Ana María Vela Rubio (29 October 1901 – 15 December 2017), was a Spanish supercentenarian. She is the oldest verified Spaniard ever from 6 June 2016.[1] Vela Rubio was also the third-oldest living person in the world, behind Nabi Tajima and Chiyo Miyako.[2]

Biography[change | change source]

Vela Rubio was born 29 October 1901 in Puente Genil, Andalusia. 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]

She became the oldest European since the death of oldest person Emma Morano on 15 April 2017.[3]

She died on 15 December 2017.[4] Vela Rubio was succeeded as the Europe's oldest living person by Giuseppina Projetto-Frau of Italy.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ana Vela se convierte a sus 114 años en la más longeva de la historia de España" (in Spanish). 6 June 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  2. "GRG World Supercentenarian Rankings List". Gerontology Research Group. 25 September 2017. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. La española Ana Vela se convierte en la más longeva de Europa tras la muerte de Emma Morano (in Spanish)
  4. Muere la española Ana Vela, la persona más longeva de Europa, a los 116 años (in Spanish)