Saturnino de la Fuente, Passes Away

Saturnino de la Fuente Garca (Spain), the Guinness World Records bearer for the oldest living person (male), died unexpectedly at 112 years and 341 days.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 22, 2022 05:34:48 pm

22 January 2022 Current Affairs:Saturnino de la Fuente Garca (Spain), the Guinness World Records bearer for the oldest living person (male), died unexpectedly at 112 years and 341 days.

Highlights:
  • Saturnino de la Fuente Garca (Spain), the Guinness World Records keeper for the oldest living person (male), died at the age of 112 years and 341 days. 
  • Saturnino set the record for the oldest living person (male) in September 2021, when he was exactly 112 years and 211 days old. 
  • He was born February 11, 1909, in the León neighborhood of Puente Castro, Spain.
  •  He began as a cobbler in a shoe factory, later making army boots, and eventually becoming a well-known artisan in the area.
  • His friends and family dubbed him "El Pepino." In 1933, he married Antonina Barrio Gutiérrez.
  • He had survived the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and also observed the 1936 Spanish Civil War, which he avoided due to his small stature. 
  • El Pepino was the father of seven children, the grandfather of fourteen grandchildren, and the great-grandfather of 22 great-grandchildren.
  • Saturnino Garcia was only three weeks away from turning 113 on February 8, 2022.
  • Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years as well as 164 days, was the oldest person ever to live. 
  • Meanwhile, Japan's Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest living person, celebrated his 119th birthday just a few days ago.
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