Well-Being Longevity

World’s oldest man dead at 112, report says

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Story at a glance

  • Saturnino de la Fuente García died on Tuesday at his home in León, Spain, at the age of 112 years and 341 days.
  • De la Fuente García was named the world’s oldest man in September by the Guinness Book of World Records when he was 112 years and 211 days old.
  • He is survived by his seven daughters, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The world’s oldest man died on Tuesday at his home in León, Spain, at the age of 112 years and 341 days. 

Saturnino de la Fuente García was named the world’s oldest man in September by the Guinness Book of World Records when he was 112 years and 211 days old. 


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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, de la Fuente García was born Feb. 8, 1909, and married Antonina Barrio Gutiérrez in 1933, with whom he had seven daughters. 

He avoided being enlisted in the 1936 Spanish Civil War by creating his own shoemaking business, which went on to create boots for the army. 

De la Fuente García is survived by his seven daughters, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  


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