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Maria Redaelli-Granoli
Maria Redaelli
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
Country: Italy ITA
Validated

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.

Biography

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.

Longevity

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.

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Italy's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Maria Fionda • Maria Luisa Pepe • Carmela Sansone • Paolina Picchi • Marta Cerruti • Eugenia Raco • Francesco Paba • Maria Irrigato • Francesco Soldati Gabbini • Peppa Ferrante • Giuseppina Misasi • Vincenza Pannuti • Maria Imperiali • Ulrico Miani • Assunta Mazzotta • Caterina Cipolla • Lida Bertonati • Nazzarena Di Leo • Santa Caddeo • Carolina Piatti • Annunziata Di Vincenzo • Luigi Saba • Ida Pietrobon • Giuseppe De Bonis • Cesare Di Claudio • Ottavia Trafeli • Rosalinda Del Duca • Paolo Gioletta • Luigina Pepe • Francesca Adelfio • Domenico Minervino • Maddalena Figone • Maria Sirianni • Giuseppa Spolitu • Chelidonia Merosi-Lollobrigida • Valentino Stella • Eleonora Casagrande • Maria Addolorata de Vitis • Antonio Baldo • Giovanna Lizzio • Antonio Todde • Teresa Fumarola • Giovanni Frau • Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi • Giulia Sani-Casagli • Lorenza Dotta • Maria Negri • Lucia Lauria • Ida Frabboni • Venere Pizzinato-Papo • Stella Nardari-Vecchiato • Maria Redaelli • Emma Morano • Marie-Josephine GaudetteGiuseppina Projetto-FrauMaria Giuseppa RobucciAnna BenericettiValesca TanganelliErminia BianchiniMaria Oliva

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