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Valesca Tanganelli
Valesca Tanganelli
Tanganelli on her 110th birthday
Birth: 7 July 1907
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Death: 4 March 2020
Buggiano, Tuscany, Italy
Age: 112 years, 241 days
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Valesca Tanganelli-Pirolo (7 July 1907 – 4 March 2020) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest known living person in Italy at the time of her death.

Biography

Valesca Tanganelli was born on 7 July 1907 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. After her graduation, she moved to Buggiano, Tuscany. Whilst there, she married Dr. Francesco Pirolo, with whom she had two children, Gioacchino and Daniela.

During the 1960s and '70s, Tanganelli was the headmistress and a professor at a media school. After retiring, she enrolled in a university for the elderly. After her husband's death in the late 1970s, she lived alone (albeit with a part-time caregiver) until her centenarian years. Tanganelli was a lifelong football fan, attending matches regularly, even as a nonagenarian.

Tanganelli became a supercentenarian in July 2017. Following the death of Anna Benericetti on 11 December 2019, Tanganelli became the oldest living person in Italy. She died in Buggiano, Tuscany, Italy on 4 March 2020 at the age of 112 years, 241 days.

References


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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