Joao Zanol
Joao Zanol
João Zanol on his 110th birthday.
Birth: 13 October 1907
Espírito Santo, Brazil
Death: 12 February 2020
Espírito Santo, Brazil
Age: 112 years, 122 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Joao Zanol [Portuguese: João] (13 October 1907 – 12 February 2020) was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Zanol was born in Espirito Santo, Brazil, on 13 October 1907 to Italian immigrant parents. He worked as a settler in Espirito Santo and Sao Paulo with metallic structures and carpentry. In 1929, he served in the 2nd Infantry Regiment, the current 2nd Motorized Infantry Battalion, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In 1930, he returned to his hometown.

At the age of 110, he had 3 living children, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. At that time, he lived with his daughter, Elizabeth Zanol, while his other two children lived in Sao Paulo. Following the death of 112 year old Jordelino Cardoso in 2019, Zanol was believed to be the oldest living man in Brazil, although later research revealed that this title may have instead gone to Jose Abreu Correa, who was less than a month older. At the time of death, he was the third oldest living man, following Chitetsu Watanabe and Jose Abreu Correa.

Zanol died in Muniz Freire, Espirito Santo, Brazil, on 12 February 2020, at the age of 112 years, 122 days.



Brazil's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Antonio Ferreira Maximiano Jose dos SantosRafael Antonio de OliveiraKleberton Bezerra LopesGeraldo TabuletaLiberalino LeiteFrancisco Fernandes de OliveiraIsidoro Jose de AlmeidaAntonio Rodrigues •  Aldegundes Pereira de CastroJose Rodrigues AvelinoAntonio Benedito da ConceicaoJordelino Cardoso • Joao Zanol • Olimpio Martins Pires

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