World’s oldest man dies at 114

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Venezuelan Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, who in February 2022 became the oldest man in the world according to Guinness World Records, died Tuesday April 2 at the age of 114, authorities and his family said. “Juan Vicente Pérez Mora entered eternity at the age of 114. This native of El Cobre gave Venezuela the longevity record awarded by Guinness World Records”wrote President Nicolas Maduro on the social network

Father of 11 children, in 2022 he had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. This farmer was born in the state of Táchira on May 27, 1909. He was the ninth child in a family of ten. “At the age of five, he began working with his father and brothers in agriculture and helped harvest sugar cane and coffee”, declared Guinness World Records after presenting him with the distinction. The officially recognized human longevity record is held by Frenchwoman Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived 122 years and 164 days before passing away in 1997.

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