Antonio Rodrigues
Antonio Rodrigues
Birth: 11 March 1902
Piaui, Brazil
Death: 10 March 2014
Piaui, Brazil
Age: 111 years, 364 days
Country: BrazilBRA
Unvalidated

Antonio Rodrigues (11 March 1902? – 10 March 2014) was a Brazilian supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). If his case was verified to be almost 112, then he would have been the world’s oldest living man from 13 September 2013 until his death on 10 March 2014.

Biography

Antonio Rodrigues claimed to have been born in Feitoria, Luzilandia, Piaui on 10 March 1902. His father was a cowboy.

Antonio Rodrigues spent his childhood in the same city. At some point, he married a woman named Luiza, who had 7 children with him, all of whom survived him when he died. Luiza died in 2012. Sometime in the 1960’s Rodrigues moved to Porto, where he recalled that there were only 2 streets in the city, and that the Parnaiba River was the primary means of transporting products to and from the city. Rodrigues worked as a farmer in the fields in Porto, and he was also a cowboy. Rodrigues, along with his wife, were very religious.

Antonio Rodrigues died in the Hospital de Urgencia of Teresina in Porto, Piaui, Brazil one day shy of his claimed 112th birthday on 10 March 2014. He was buried in the same city.

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