Carmen da Silva Xavier
Carmen da Silva Xavier
Birth: 15 January 1890
Rio de Janeiro
Death: 11 February 2001
Rio de Janeiro
Age: 111 years, 27 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Carmen da Silva Xavier (15 January 1890 – 11 February 2001) was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Dr. Carmem da Silva Xavier was born in Leopoldina, Minas Gerais, on January 15, 1890, more precisely in the district of Tebas, located twelve kilometers from the city headquarters, on the road that connects Leopoldina to Juiz de Fora. Daughter of Antonio and Albina da Silva Xavier, Da Carmen was a fourth cousin of the martyr of the Inconfidência Mineira and civic patron of Brazil, Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, the Tiradentes, and arguably the last “Silva Xavier” to retain the Glorious last name. Organist and poet, she had a degree in psychology, taught piano and elementary school. Having left the village of Thebes in 1913, he moved to Leopoldina where he taught for 45 years the piano and all subjects scheduled for admission to the gym. He published verses in Leopoldina magazines and newspapers and edited on his own. a book called “Sparse Flowers”, which, on page 2, is the poem “Death”, with the following block, transcribed by the Gazette de Leopoldina, February 17, 2001: “Death! Gloomy, dark specter That always watches our steps And snatches them with a cold gesture Carrying everyone in your arms ”. Carmen was one of the founders of the Methodist Church in Leopoldina, erected on the grounds of her own home at 88 Manoel Lobato Street, Bairro da Grama. Single, had no children. He lived the last thirty years of his long existence with the family of Mr. Jaime Venâncio Guida, at Rua João Gualberto, 29. He died on February 11, 2001, at 111 years old. As stated by the Gazette of Leopoldina, in a note at the time of his death, he was "one of the most beloved figures in Leopoldina's history."


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