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Giovanni La Penna
Giovanni La Penna
Birth: 29 October 1909
Roseto Valfortore, Apulia, Italy
Age: 110 years, 336 days
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Unvalidated
Giovanni La Penna (born 29 October 1909) is an Italian supercentenarian who is the oldest living man in Italy. His age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Giovanni La Penna was born in Roseto Valfortore, Apulia, Italy on 29 October 1909 and has lived there for the whole life. He is affectionately known as "Zij Giuvann". He celebrated his 110th birthday on 29 October 2019. At the time, he had four children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. It was announced that La Penna still goes to mass accompanied by his grandson, plays cards with his great-grandchildren, and until a few years ago he lived alone and took care of his vegetable garden.

La Penna has been the oldest living man in Italy since the death of Giovanni Quarisa on 21 March 2020. He the second-oldest living person in Apulia region behind Carmela Villani.

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Italy's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Battista Beghelli • Giuseppe Jussig • Francesco Paba • Francesco Soldati Gabbini • Vincenzo Pintorno • Unknown • Leonardo Tamasi • Ulrico Miani • Beniamino Vitone • Pasquale Capella • Giuseppe Arena • Luigi Saba • Francesco Carlino • Giuseppe De Bonis • Cesare Di Claudio • Paolo Gioletta • Giovanni Ferzini • Antonio Giacchetti • Giuseppe Varagona • Domenico Minervino • Constanzo Tizzano • Saverio Russo • Filippo Mogavero • Adelmo Meoni • Giuseppe Pinna • Valentino Stella • Antonio Baldo • Antonio Todde • Giovanni Frau • Pasquale Frasconi • Carlo Orelli • Carmine Alfano • Luigi Rava • Dante Gavagnin • Italo Sarrocco • Delfino Borroni • Carlo Dozzi • Giovanni Ligato • Giuseppe Mirabella • Arturo Licata • Salvatore Caruso • Valerio Piroddi • Andrea LattariLorenzo BerzeroLuigi Tomasi • Salvatore Cavallo • Giovanni Quarisa • Giovanni La Penna

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