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Maria Olivia da Silva
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Maria Olivia da Silva at her claimed 125th birthday
Born 28 February 1880?
Itapetininga, São Paulo,
Died Template:Death date
(aged &0000000000000130.000000130 years, &0000000000000130.000000130 days)
Astorga, Paraná
Occupation Retired
Title Claimed oldest person ever

Dominion Lede

Use of 'allegedly' below reflects a general situation where the actual extremes of human longevity are curiously at a saddle point. OTOH, human lifetimes are surely about to enter a new domain. OTO they certainly have not yet left the old one and even in this time it appears that there are actually living persons older than the oldest "undisputed" individual. The primary embarrassment is in the ability to apply a forensic geriatrics to the individuals that merit it such as Turinah and perhaps the subject of this article. It's kinda like the way Robin McNeill notes in his series on Autism some health professionals respond to the various symptoms of Autism Spectrum, with "that's common for A.S" (and nothing further). Maria Olívia da Silva (attested 28 February 1880[1] – 8 July 2010) of Brazil is a claimant to the title of world's oldest person ever. She died on Georgian woman Antisa Khvichava's claimed 130th birthday.

English Article as of my last edit


Da Silva was born in Itapetininga, São Paulo, and lived in Astorga, Paraná.[2] She was of Polish descent. She was married twice,[2] the first time allegedly in 1893, and outlived all but three of her 14 children.[2] Four of them were adopted. Da Silva lived with her 76-year-old adopted son, Aparecido H. Silva.[2]

She was still in good shape at the time of her death, loved to talk, and still had a sharp memory.[2] Da Silva ate rice, beans, and bananas every day.[3]

In March 2005 she was first claimed to be three years older than the then oldest undisputed person ever. At the time, the Guinness World Records website considered then 114-year-old Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, born 29 June 1890, as the world's oldest person, and later retrospectively accepted the claims of María Capovilla, who was then aged 116.

RankBrasil has only produced documents dating from the 1970s or later, including the birth certificate on its website indicating she was born in 1880, and a Brazilian ID with the same birthdate.

The oldest living person verifiably documented by Guinness at the time of da Silva's death was the French woman Eugénie Blanchard age &0000000000000127.000000127 years, &0000000000000112.000000112 days, who was born three years after da Silva was allegedly already married and who died in November 2010.

See also


  1. "Brazil's oldest woman dies (in portuguese)". Jornal de Maringá. Archived from the original. Error: You must specify the date the archive was made using the |archivedate= parameter. http://portal.rpc.com.br/jm/online/conteudo.phtml?tl=1&id=1023014&tit=Morre-a-mulher-mais-velha-do-Brasil. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Brazilian believed to be world’s oldest woman". Associated Press. 2005-03-04. Archived from the original. Error: You must specify the date the archive was made using the |archivedate= parameter. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7090143/. Retrieved on 2009-10-11. 
  3. "Oldest Woman-world record set by Maria Olivia da Silva". World Records Academy. 2009-03-16. Archived from the original. Error: You must specify the date the archive was made using the |archivedate= parameter. http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/human/oldest_woman_world_record_set_by_Maria_Olivia_da_Silva_90175.htm. Retrieved on 2009-10-11. 

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