Francisco Fernández Fernández
Francisco Fernandez Fernandez
Birth: 24 July 1901
Castille and León, Spain
Death: 7 September 2012
Castile and Leon, Spain
Age: 111 years, 45 days
Country: ESP FlagESP

Francisco Fernández Fernández (24 July 1901 – 7 September 2012) was a Spanish supercentenarian. Fernández was the oldest living Spanish person, the oldest living man in Europe, the world's third oldest living man, and one of the 65 oldest men ever at the time of his death at age 111 years 45 days.[1]


Francisco Fernández Fernández was born in Pinilla de la Valdería, a small town in Castille and León, Spain. At the age of 14, Fernández got lost with the cattle that he was taking care of, and later he was found close to freezing to death.

He emigrated to Argentina in 1927 and he accumulated enough money to return to Pinilla in 1936 with the purpose of moving his family to Argentina with him, but some months later the Spanish Civil War started and he lost his papers, so he couldn't return to Argentina with his family.

Fernández almost died at the age of 40 of pneumonia, but recuperated successfully and cheated death. Since then, Fernández had never been ill.

Fernández said that even at the age of 111 he lived a good life: he'd wake up late, the people looking after him would shave and wash him, and a "very kind" woman would take him for a walk, he also read the newspaper and watched television, even though his hearing was quite poor by the time he died.

Fernandez died of pneumonia on 7 September 2012 at the age of 111 years and 45 days.[2]


Spain's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Josefa Salas Mateo • Policarpa Pérez Expósito • Josefa Llovet Llovet • Ramona Agudin-Fernandez • Antonia Diaz • Soledad Munoz • Salustiano Alvarez • Isabel Guijarro • Telesfora de la Torre-Mendizábal • Paulina Garcia-Lozano • Aurelio Diaz • A.L.M. • Galo Leoz-Ortin • Maria Antonia Castro • Maria del Carmen Lopez • Gregorio Merino • Gabriela Izquierdo • F.M.M. • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Maria Esperanza Onieva • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Jorja Hernando • Victoriana Vázquez Barrero • Lucía Madaria-Vesga • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Teresa Dosaigues Abella • Andresa Guerrero-Ortiz • Felipa Gutierrez • Rosa Martinez • Francisco Fernandez • Francisca Garcia-Torres • Ana Vela-Rubio • Magdalena Oliver Gabarro • Josefa Santos Gonzalez • Maria Branyas Morera

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