Francisco Núñez Olivera

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Francisco Núñez Olivera (13 December 1904 – 29 January 2018[1]),[2] age 113 years, 47 days, for a brief time was recognized as the oldest man in the world.[3][4] He was born at Extremadura, and joined the army at 19 to fight in the Rif War.[2][5]

Núñez Olivera had his kidney removed when he was 90 and a cataract operation aged 98,[5] and is a veteran of the Spanish Civil War. He was nicknamed "Marchena" after Pepe Marchena, due to his resemblance to the singer.[2][3] With the death of Israeli supercentenarian Yisrael Kristal on 11 August 2017,[6] Núñez became the worlds oldest living man. He died on 29 January 2018.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Muere a los 113 años Francisco Núñez Olivera, el hombre más longevo del mundo". (in Spanish)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "El hombre más longevo de España: 'Se me ha hecho la vida demasiado larga'". (in Spanish)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Francisco Núñez Olivera cumple hoy 112 años (in Spanish)
  4. Noticias de Extremadura: El hombre más viejo de España; uno entre 1.000 millones. Noticias de Sociedad (in Spanish)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "This 111-year-old Spaniard is world's oldest man… or is he?". 25 January 2016.
  6. "World's oldest man, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, dies at 113". Times of Israel. 11 August 2017.
Preceded by
Yisrael Kristal
Oldest living man in the world
August 11, 2017 – January 29, 2018
Succeeded by
Masazō Nonaka