Liberalino Leite
Liberalino Leite
Birth: 10 February 1899
Crato, Ceara, Brazil
Death: 15 June 2009
Crato, Ceara, Brazil
Age: 110 years, 125 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Liberalino Ferreira Leite (10 February 1899 – 15 June 2009) was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Early life

Liberalino claimed to have been born on 10 February 1899 in Brejo, outside the city of Crato, Ceara, Brazil to Inacio Ferreira Leite and Rita Liberalino de Meneses. He had 9 siblings: Joaquim, Valdemiro, Virgilio, Antonio, Jose, Livardo, Irineia, Genir and Beleza. His parents had a Portuguese descent. His family had a small property where they worked. For some time, he lived in Lagoa Rasa site, now part of the Ponta da Serra district, Ceara. On 21 November 1925, he married Ester de Souza Leite, daughter of his relative, Antonio Jose Leite.

Later life

With his wife, he had eight children: Edmilson (born 1930), Valdir (born 1932; died before 2009), Creuza (born 1935), Jaime (born 1936), Antonio (born 1937), Valdo (born 1939), Maria (born 1941) and Maria (born 1944). After the wedding, he acquired a small estate near the town of Ponta da Serra. The couple moved to an old house, later known to everyone in the community as the house of the "botija".

At some point in his life, he moved to Crato, where his wife passed away at the age of 95. Liberalino was known as "Seu Belo".

Leite passed away on 15 June 2009 in Crato, Ceara, Brazil at the age of 110 years, 125 days.


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