Gyulbie Yumer
Gyulbie Yumer
Birth: 14 January 1907
Veselec, Razgrad Province, Principality of Bulgaria
Death: February 2016
Sveshtari, Razgrad Province, Bulgaria
Age: 109 years, 18-46 days
Country: BUL FlagBUL
Gyulbie Mahmed Yumer (Bulgarian: Гюлбие Махмед Юмер; 14 January 1907 – February 2016) was a Bulgarian centenarian who was the oldest person in Bulgaria.


Early life

Gyulbie was born in village of the Veselec, Razgrad Province, Principality of Bulgaria (present-day Bulgaria) on 14 January 1907. Her grandmother reportedly died at the age of 110. Her family claimed that she married Selim from the Sveshtari at the age of 13. They had five children. Three of them, two of whom twins, died before they reached their first year. All of her life she worked on the fields. She had 37 years of working experience in agriculture.

Later life

Her husband died in 1981 at the age of 67. Until age of 85, she was able to work on the field. She avoided eating sour and oily food, she was more focused on fruits and cooked eggs. At the age of 103, she visited doctor for the first time. She was cared by her daughter, Ayse. Her daughter lived in Italy but moved to Bulgaria to care for her mother.

In 2015, she had good sight, but very bad hearing. On her 109th birthday, she had 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Her son Rufat lived in Turkey.

Yumer died in Sveshtari, Razgrad Province, Bulgaria in February 2016 at the age of 109.


Bulgaria's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Gyulbie Yumer • Maria MuhovaPavel Vasilev Hristov • Matena Zokova • Nedelcho Boikov

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