Probably the oldest person in europe is dead: spanish ana vela rubio died on friday at the age of 116 in a retirement home in barcelona, spanish media reported.
The one on 29. October 1901 in andalusia was the oldest resident in europe and the third-oldest person in the world, according to the international "gerontology research group" (GRG). The list continues on 4. August 1900 born japanese nabi tajima on.
Vela rubio, a former dressmaker, was born in southern spain but had been living in catalonia since the 1940s, as the newspaper "el pais" reported. For four months, the 90-year-old daughter had also been living in the same retirement home. Only a month and a half ago, vela rubio had her 116th birthday there. Birthday celebrated.