On Monday in the Spanish village of Benvenida, located in the South-West of the country, died a 113-year-old Francisco núñez Olivera, the oldest man on the planet. He was ten years old when the First world war.
About it writes on Tuesday, January 30, the British tabloid The Daily Mail.
Oliver was born 13 December 1904 and spent all his life in his native village – except for the stay in Morocco in the period of the RIF war.
Relatives claim that he owes longevity to a healthy lifestyle and diet. His diet was vegetables, grown personally in your garden, and a glass of red wine a day. In the morning, a Spanish peasant indulged in a biscuit, baked in olive oil, and a pint of milk.
The mayor of Benvenida Antonio Carmena, reported the death Olivers, uttered heartfelt words: «He meant a lot to all of us, giving everyone the opportunity to feel himself close and loved.» The day of the death of the old man, the local authorities declared the village a day of mourning.
At the Olivers, who a month ago celebrated his 113th birthday in the company of his daughter, 82-year-old Maria Antonia, had four children, nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was recognized as the oldest man on the planet after the death of the Israelite Yisrael Kristal, a native of Poland, who died in August last year.
After the death of Olivers the oldest person in the world was the Japanese Masaru Nonaka, who was born 25 July 1905.