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Arturo Licata

Italian supercentenarian

Arturo Licata (2 May 1902 – 24 April 2014)[1] was an Italian supercentenarian, who at the age of 111,[1] was Italy's oldest living man since the death of Giuseppe Mirabella on 30 March 2012 and Europe's oldest living man since the death of 111-year-old Spanish man Francisco Fernández Fernández on 7 September 2012.[2] Licata was the world's oldest living man since the death of Salustiano Sanchez on 13 September 2013.

Arturo Licata
Born(1902-05-02)2 May 1902
Died24 April 2014(2014-04-24) (aged 111)
Enna, Sicily, Italy
ResidenceEnna, Sicily, Italy
NationalityItalian
OccupationMiner, businessman
Known forWorld's oldest living man (September 13, 2013 – April 24, 2014)
Spouse(s)Rosa Licata (died 1980)
ChildrenFour sons and three daughters

LifeEdit

Licata was born on 2 May 1902 in Enna, Sicily, Italy. He was born into a family of four brothers and two sisters.[3][3]

Licata lived in Enna, Sicily, Italy.[3] Aside from poor hearing and eyesight, he remained in good health until May 2013 when his health began to rapidly decline.[4] Since September 2013, he was bedridden.[4]

Licata died at his home in Enna, Italy from natural causes on 8 days before his 112th birthday.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arturo Licata is celebrating 109 years" (in Italian). Vivienna.it. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. "Oldest Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "An Ennan man, the oldest in Italy, "My Secret? Sing and smile"" (in Italian). Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The oldest man in the world lives in Enna and is 111 years old" (in Italian). Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  5. Morto a Enna a 111 anni Arturo Licata, uomo piu' vecchio al mondo (Italian)
Preceded by
Salustiano Sanchez
Oldest recognized living man
13 September 2013 – 24 April 2014
Succeeded by
Alexander Imich