Gregorio Mosqueda
Gregorio Mosqueda
Birth: 4 January 1903?
Saladas (?), Corrientes, Argentina
Death: 16 May 2014
Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
Age: 111 years, 132 days?
Country: ArgentinaARG
Unvalidated

Gregorio Mosqueda (4 January 1903? – 16 May 2014) was an Argentinian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). If his age is true, he may be the second oldest man in Argentina behind Basilio Lopez.

Biography

Gregorio claimed to have been born on 4 January 1903. His birthplace is unknown; some reports states that he was born in Saladas, Corrientes Province, others states Presidencia Roca, Chaco Province and even Germany. Allegedly, his grandfather passed away at the age of 115. His parents had a large family and they came to the Chaco Province (allegedly Presidencia Roca) when Gregorio was 11 years old. His father died at the age of 66 and his mother during childbirth. He declared himself as a Peronist and remembered having been treated badly by the radical government.

He was married four times and had 22 children in total. One of his wives was Eva Araujo, who died in 2008. They had 8 children: 2 boys and 6 girls. 

Gregorio died on 16 May 2014 in Santa Catalina, neighborhood of Resistencia, Chaco Province, Argentina at the claimed age of 111 years, 132 days. He was survived by 60 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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