Leoz-Ortin in his later years
|Birth:||22 April 1879|
Alcaniz, Aragon, Spain
|Death:||23 January 1990|
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
|Age:||110 years, 276 days|
Dr. Galo Leoz-Ortin (22 April 1879 – 23 January 1990) was a validated Spanish supercentenarian and ophthalmologist who was the oldest living person in Spain at the time of his death.
Dr. Leoz-Ortin was born in Alcaniz, Aragon, Spain on 22 April 1879. He moved to Madrid in his teens. A renowned ophthalmologist, he became professor of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine of Madrid, University of Madrid, where he pioneered the study of degeneration and regeneration of the optic nerves, as well as corneal transplantation. He became President of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, Honorary President of the International Society of Neurology, and an honorary member of the national societies of ophthalmology in the United Kingdom and Italy. Dr. Leoz did his last consultation at the age of 103. He loved classical music, especially Baroque, and had was also a fan of opera. At the age of 100, he still attended concerts, but as all of his friends were long-since deceased, he expressed sadness over being alone. He was the father of the architect, sculptor and candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, Rafael Leoz, of whom he outlived by over a decade. His other son, Dr. Gustavo Leoz (1918–2011), followed in his footsteps in also becoming a renowned ophthalmologist and frequent collaborator.
He became the oldest verified living person in Spain on January 1, 1990. On January 13, 1990 he became the oldest verified Spanish man ever. His Spanish male longevity record was broken by Josep Armengol-Jover in 1992. He remains the oldest man ever from Aragon.
Leoz-Ortin died in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain on 23 January 1990 at the age of 110 years, 276 days.
- El oftalmólogo Galo Leoz, de 110 años y lúcido, cree que lo mejor es morirse a tiempo El País, 17 May 1989
- Galo Leoz, el oftalmólogo de mayor edad del mundo El País, 25 January 1990
- Tras el legado de Don Galo Leoz La Comarca, 5 June 2021
|Spain's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Josefa Salas Mateo • Policarpa Perez Exposito • Josefa Llovet Llovet • Ramona Agudin-Fernandez • Antonia Diaz Garcia • Soledad Munoz • Salustiano Alvarez • Isabel Guijarro • Telesfora de la Torre-Mendizabal • Paulina Garcia-Lozano • Maria Villar Trespalacios • 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 Vazquez Barrero • Lucia 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