Ana María Vela Rubio

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Ana María Vela Rubio (29 October 1901 – 15 December 2017), was a Spanish supercentenarian. She was the oldest verified Spaniard ever from 6 June 2016 when, aged 114 years, 221 days until her death. [1] and was also the oldest Spanish-born person starting in 4 April 2017 when, aged 115 years, 157 days.

Vela Rubio was 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, 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 died on 15 December 2017.[4]

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