Spanish is the oldest in the world
With the death of Sister André, the Catalan will have assumed the title automatically, according to the records of the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), the source used by Guinness World Records.
Branyas, who has lived for more than 20 years in the Santa Maria del Tura Residence, in Olot, Catalonia, was born on March 4, 1907, in San Francisco, in the United States, where his father, who was a journalist, moved at work, tells the local Catalan television, CCMA.
The family reportedly returned to Catalonia when Maria was just 7 years old, in 1914, coinciding with the outbreak of the First World War. In fact, the woman also went through World War II and the Spanish Civil War, becoming the oldest person to survive Covid-19, in 2020, when she was 113 years old.
At that time, she told TV3 that she was “fine”, despite the “small discomforts that everyone can have”.
Maria was married in 1931 to Joan Moret, a doctor from Llagostera, in Gironès. The couple had three children and now has 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Remember that Lucile Randon was, since April 2022, the doyenne of humanity, being, until now, the oldest living person whose record has been verified.
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