Maria Redaelli just days before she died.
|Birth:||3 April 1899|
Inzago, Milan, Italy
|Death:||2 April 2013|
Novate Milanese, Milan, Italy
|Age:||113 years, 364 days|
Maria Angela Redaelli-Granoli (3 April 1899 – 2 April 2013) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person in Europe and the 4th oldest living person in the world. She was also the second to last Italian person born in the 1800s, after Emma Morano.
Maria Redaelli was born in Inzago, Milan, Italy, on 3 April 1899. In 1974, Redaelli moved to Novate Milanese, Milan, Italy. She was married to Gaspare Granoli until his death. The couple had two children, Luigi and Carla. Luigia was deceased at the time of her death. She also had two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Redaelli was still able to walk some without assistance until shortly before her death. She was also a fan of the Inter Milan Football club.
Maria Redaelli-Granoli died in her sleep in Novate Milanese, Milan, Italy on 2 April 2013, one day before her 114th birthday. After her death, Emma Morano became Italy and Europe's oldest living person.
On 23 February 2012, Maria Redaelli became the oldest living person in Italy after the death of 113 year old Stella Nardari-Vecchiato. She held this record for slightly over a year before her own death.
Redaelli became the oldest living person in Europe on 8 June 2012 following the death of 114 year old Marie-Therese Bardet who was a resident of France.
Currently Maria Redaelli is the 7th-oldest Italian person ever and the oldest person ever to be born and die in Lombardy Italy. She is also the oldest person ever to live in Milan, Italy.