Virginia Dighero

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Virginia Dighero (married Zolezzi, 24 December 1891 – 28 December 2005)[1] was an Italian supercentenarian.[2] On 14 September 2005, she became the longest-lived person of Italian descent ever, having surpassed Amalia Ruggieri Barone, who was an emigrant to the United States. Dighero-Zolezzi died of ischaemia on 28 December 2005.[2]

At the time of her death, she was the oldest ever documented person from Italy at the age of 114 years, 4 days[2] - a title she held for more than five years, until being surpassed by Venere Pizzinato on 28 November 2010. She was also the oldest verified living person in Europe.[3]

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  1. Genova, è morta la nonnina d'Europa: aveva 114 anni, Il Piave, 29 December 2005. Archived 29 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 19 December 2011. (Italian)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Genova: morta a 114 anni l'italiana più longeva di tutti i tempi - myTAG". Mytag.it. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  3. "Tgcom - Articolo Tgcom". Tgcom.mediaset.it. Retrieved 7 April 2012.