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|caption = ''Maria Olivia  da Silva at her claimed 125th birthday''
|birth_date=28 February 1880?<br> (age {{age in years and days|1880|02|28}}?)
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|birth_place=[[Itapetininga]], [[São Paulo State|São Paulo]],<br>[[Brazil]]
 
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'''Maria Olívia da Silva''' (allegedly born 28 February 1880) of [[Brazil]] claims to be the world's oldest living person; her age claim has been published by RankBrasil.com, but has not been submitted for validation to ''[[Guinness World Records]]'', a competitor.
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== Dominion Lede ==
  
da Silva was born in [[Itapetininga]], [[São Paulo State|São Paulo]], and lives in [[Astorga, Paraná|Astorga]], [[Paraná (state)|Paraná]].<ref name="MSNBC">{{citeweb|url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7090143/|title=Brazilian believed to be world’s oldest woman|publisher=Associated Press|date=2005-03-04|accessdate=2009-10-11}}</ref> She is of Polish descent. She was married twice<ref name="MSNBC"/>, the first time allegedly in [[1893]],{{Citation needed|date=April 2009}} and has outlived all but three of her 14 children.<ref name="MSNBC"/> Four of them were adopted. Da Silva lives with her {{age|1947|01|01}}-year-old adopted son, Aparecido H. Silva.<ref name="MSNBC"/>
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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).
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'''Maria Olívia da Silva''' (attested 28 February 1880<ref name="Jornal de Maringá">{{Cite web|url=http://portal.rpc.com.br/jm/online/conteudo.phtml?tl=1&id=1023014&tit=Morre-a-mulher-mais-velha-do-Brasil|title=Brazil's oldest woman dies (in portuguese)|publisher=Jornal de Maringá|date=|accessdate=}}</ref> &ndash; 8 July 2010) of [[Brazil]] is a claimant to the title of world's oldest person ever. She died on [[Georgia (country)|Georgia]]n woman [[Antisa Khvichava]]'s claimed 130th birthday.
  
She is still in good shape, loves to talk, and still has a sharp memory.<ref name="MSNBC"/> da Silva eats rice, beans, and bananas every day.<ref name="World Records">{{citeweb|url=http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/human/oldest_woman_world_record_set_by_Maria_Olivia_da_Silva_90175.htm|title=Oldest Woman-world record set by Maria Olivia da Silva|publisher=World Records Academy|date=2009-03-16|accessdate=2009-10-11}}</ref> Reportedly, she walks every day to the city to prove she is still alive, and to get her pension. Some in Astorga have protested to the city administration, saying she is too old to be obliged to do this daily.{{Citation needed|date=April 2009}}
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==English Article as of my last edit ==
  
In March 2005 she was first claimed to be ten years older than any verifiably documented living person. At the time, the ''[[Guinness World Records]]'' website considered then 114-year-old [[Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper]], born June 29, 1890, as the [[oldest people|world's oldest person]], and later retrospectively accepted the claims of [[María Capovilla]], who was then aged 116.
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===Life===
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Da Silva was born in [[Itapetininga]], [[São Paulo State|São Paulo]], and lived in [[Astorga, Paraná|Astorga]], [[Paraná (state)|Paraná]].<ref name="MSNBC">{{Cite web|url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7090143/|title=Brazilian believed to be world’s oldest woman|publisher=Associated Press|date=2005-03-04|accessdate=2009-10-11}}</ref> She was of Polish descent. She was married twice,<ref name="MSNBC"/> the first time allegedly in [[1893]],{{Citation needed|date=April 2009}} and outlived all but three of her 14 children.<ref name="MSNBC"/> Four of them were adopted. Da Silva lived with her {{age|1947|01|01}}-year-old adopted son, Aparecido H. Silva.<ref name="MSNBC"/>
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She was still in good shape at the time of her death, loved to talk, and still had a sharp memory.<ref name="MSNBC"/> Da Silva ate rice, beans, and bananas every day.<ref name="World Records">{{Cite web|url=http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/human/oldest_woman_world_record_set_by_Maria_Olivia_da_Silva_90175.htm|title=Oldest Woman-world record set by Maria Olivia da Silva|publisher=World Records Academy|date=2009-03-16|accessdate=2009-10-11}}</ref>
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In March 2005 she was first claimed to be three years older than the then [[Jeanne Calment|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 [[oldest people|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.
 
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 Guiness is the [[Japan]]ese woman [[Kama Chinen]], aged {{age in years and days|1895|5|10}}, who was born two years after da Silva was allegedly already married.
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The oldest living person verifiably documented by Guinness at the time of da Silva's death was the [[French people|French]] woman [[Eugénie Blanchard]] age {{age in years and days|1896|2|16}}, who was born three years after da Silva was allegedly already married and who died in November 2010.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Longevity claims]]
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*[[:en:Longevity claims]]
*[[Longevity myths]]
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*[[:en:Longevity traditions]]
  
==References==
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==Notes==
 
{{reflist}}
 
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==Further information==
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==External Links==
 
 
 
===Video===
 
===Video===
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnCxZoz9nc]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnCxZoz9nc (Portugues) Brazilian News on You Tube showing birth certificate]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g4lt7keEeE&feature=related]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g4lt7keEeE&feature=related (Portugues) Brazilian News on You Tube showing birth certificate, interview on 129th birthday]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4GE1rnOloA]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4GE1rnOloA (Portugues) Brazilian News on You Tube another interview on 129th birthday, shows she was then ambulatory]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX6_fP5jRwg&feature=related]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX6_fP5jRwg&feature=related (Portugues) Appears to also be 129th. She speaks here, feeds herself and the flexibility of her joints is demonstrated. Same video bites of the birth certificate.  ]
  
==External link(s)==
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*[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/05/content_422073.htm]
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*[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/05/content_422073.htm China Daily]
{{externalimage|align = left|image1 =[http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Economia_Negocios/foto/0,,11752605-EX,00.jpg]|image2 =[http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050304/050304_brazil_vmed11a.widec.jpg]|image3 =[http://www.grg.org/images/MdaSilva1.jpg]|image3 =[http://padornelo.home.sapo.pt/Jose%20Gomes%20lavrador%20Maria%20da%20Conceicao%20Dantas%20Marcelina%20Rosa%20Dantas%20Manuel%20Augusto%20Dantas%20Rosa%20Silva%20e%20Antonio%20Dantas%201919.jpg]|image4 =[http://comcuriosidade.no.sapo.pt/curiosidades/mulervelhabrasil.jpg]}}
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*[http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Economia_Negocios/foto/0,,11752605-EX,00.jpg Outside her home, late 2000s]
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*[http://www.grg.org/images/MdaSilva1.jpg With cane in chair]
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*[http://padornelo.home.sapo.pt/Jose%20Gomes%20lavrador%20Maria%20da%20Conceicao%20Dantas%20Marcelina%20Rosa%20Dantas%20Manuel%20Augusto%20Dantas%20Rosa%20Silva%20e%20Antonio%20Dantas%201919.jpg Presumed third from left, c. 1900]

Latest revision as of 20:27, 26 April 2011

en:Maria Olivia da Silva

Maria Olivia da Silva
Maria Olivia da SIlva.jpg
Maria Olivia da Silva at her claimed 125th birthday
Born 28 February 1880?
Itapetininga, São Paulo,
Brazil
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

Life

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 73-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 &0000000000000123.000000123 years, &0000000000000342.000000342 days, who was born three years after da Silva was allegedly already married and who died in November 2010.

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Notes

  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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Video

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