|Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia|
Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia on his 111th birthday
|Birth:||8 February 1909|
León, Castile and Leon, Spain
|Age:||111 years, 350 days|
Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia [Spanish: García] (born 8 February 1909) is a Spanish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He is currently the oldest living man in Spain, as well as the oldest living Spanish-born person.
Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, the youngest of six siblings, was born in León, Spain on 8 February 1909. He has lived in the same province of Spain for his entire life.
In 1927, he became one of the founding members of the Puente Castro Football Club, in which he played as a center-forward.
De la Fuente Garcia married Antonina Barrio on 29 April 1933. They had eight children in total: seven daughters and a son. He worked as a shoemaker in Puente Castro before moving to León. When he celebrated his 110th birthday in February 2019, six of his children were still alive, along with 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
De la Fuente Garcia became the oldest living man in Spain after the death of Jesus Mosteo Perez on 28 August 2019. On 27 June 2020, he became the oldest known living man in Europe after the death of 111-year-old Dumitru Comanescu of Romania. He became the oldest living Spanish-born person following the death of Vicenta Prieto Santos on 2 December 2020.
He currently lives in León, Castile and Leon, Spain at the age of 111 years, 350 days.
- La octava persona más longeva de España, el leonés Saturnino de la Fuente, cumple 110 años Europa Press, 8 February 2019
- Saturnino, abuelo de León y de España Diario de León, 8 February 2020
- Saturnino cumple 111 «con fuerza y para adelante» Leonoticias, 8 February 2020
|Spain's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Mateo Miras Torregrosa • Unknown • Aurelio Diaz • A. L. M. • Galo Leoz • Josep Armengol-Jover • Pablo Roy • Gregorio Merino • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • Alejandro Rivera Santalla • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Jose Milena Munoz • Jose Maria Somohano Calvo • Miguel Rubio Gonzalez • Atilano Rivas-Iglesias • Francisco Fernandez Pellicer • Miguel Suarez • Benito Vilda • Francisco Fernandez • Bienvenido Cilveti Urquia • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Jesus Mosteo Perez • Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia