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Giovanni La Penna
Giovanni La Penna
Birth: 29 October 1909
Roseto Valfortore, Apulia, Italy
Death: 28 December 2020
Roseto Valfortore, Apulia, Italy
Age: 111 years, 60 days
Country: Italy ITA
Unvalidated

Giovanni La Penna (29 October 1909 – 28 December 2020) was an Italian supercentenarian who was 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 his whole life. He was 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 went to mass accompanied by his grandson, played cards with his great-grandchildren, and until a few years ago he lived alone and took care of his vegetable garden.

La Penna was the oldest living man in Italy since the death of Giovanni Quarisa on 21 March 2020. He was the oldest living person in Apulia region since the death of Carmela Villani on 25 October 2020.

On 20 September 2020, at the age of 110, La Penna voted in that year's Italian regional elections.

La Penna died in Roseto Valfortore, Apulia, Italy on 28 December 2020 at the age of 111 years, 60 days.

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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 • Antonino Turturici

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