Maria Araujo da Silva
Maria Araujo da Silva
Araujo da Silva in June 2018 at age 111
Birth: 21 October 1906
Agricolandia, Piaui, Brazil
Age: 114 years, 235 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Maria Araujo da Silva [Portuguese: Maria Araújo da Silva] (born 21 October 1906) is a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Araujo da Silva was born on 21 October 1906 in Agricolandia, Piaui, Brazil [Portuguese: Agricolândia]. Her parents were Benedito Soares da Silva and Maria Raimunda da Conceicao. She had at least one daughter, Margarida (aged 86 in 2021). She is cared by two of her granddaughters, Deuzelina Araujo (aged 66 in 2021) and Cleide Araujo (aged 50 in 2021).

Araujo da Silva received the Covid-19 vaccine on 10 February 2021, at the age of 114, possibly making her one of the oldest people to receive it. At this time, it was reported that she was blind and could not longer walk. Moreover, her granddaughter Cleide recently had caught Covid and has been put in quarantine for 32 days.

Araujo da Silva currently lives in Teresina, Piaui, Brazil at the age of 114 years, 235 days. If her age were verified, she would be the third-oldest living person in Brazil, after Francisca Celsa dos Santos and Antonia da Santa Cruz. Her birthday is coincidentally exactly two years later than Francisca Celsa dos Santos, who is the oldest living validated person in Brazil.



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