|Joao Coelho de Souza|
|Birth:||10 March 1884?|
|Death:||24 August 2017|
|Age:||133 years, 167 days?|
Joao Coelho de Souza (10 March 1884? – 24 August 2017) was a Brazilian longevity myth that was first reported on in 2012 aged "128".
Coelho lives with his wife who is 69 years younger than Joao's claimed age. He has a daughter aged 30, which meant that if his age were right, he would have fathered her aged 101! He also has a 16-year-old granddaughter.
Coelho suffered a stroke six years ago, but continued to eat three meals a day, his favorite dishes being rice, fish and meat. He died on 24 August 2017 at the claimed age of 133.
He claims to have a birth certificate dated 10 March 1884, but this has not yet been proven to be his by an international authority on age validation, such as the Gerontology Research Group. If this was right and he really was born then, he would have been 133 years old. However, this is extremely unlikely, as his age is far beyond the proven oldest age documented by modern systems of age validation, Jeanne Calment reached 122 years, 164 days in 1997.
- World's oldest man aged 131 discovered living with wife 69 years younger than him! Mirror, 13 January 2016
- A história de "Seu João" Blog do Prof. Osmar Fernandes, 26 February 2017
- Homem com 133 anos morre em casa no interior do Acre; ele podia ser o mais velho do mundo Globo, 24 August 2017