Alida Victoria Grubba Rudge
Alida Grubba Rudge
Birth: 10 July 1903
Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina
Death: 23 December 2016
Jaragua do Sul, Santa Cararina
Age: 113 years, 166 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Alida Victoria Rudge (née Grubba) (10 July 1903 – 23 December 2016) was a Brazilian supercentenarian who was the oldest verified living person in Brazil and the oldest living person in South America at the time of her death. She is the second verified supercentenarian from Brazil after Maria Gomes Valentim.


Alida Victoria Grubba was born in Jaragua do Sul, in the Brazilian state Santa Catarina. Her father was Bernard Grubba, who was from German origin, and her mother was Maria (née Moser) Grubba. In 1905, Bernard built a mansion in which Álida currently resides. She was the 2nd oldest out of 7 children in total. She married Manoel Rudge and the couple had a son named Adhemar, born 25 October 1926. He is a retired colonel in the Brazilian army and resides in Sao Paolo. Álida became a widow in 1953.

In 2012, due to old age, she became unable to walk. On her 111th birthday, it was mentioned that she took daily medication against cholesterol, anaemia, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Rudge died on 23 December 2016 at the age of 113 years, 166 days.


Brazil's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Gomes Valentim • Unknown • Alida Grubba Rudge • Luzia MohrsFrancisca Celsa dos Santos •

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