The oldest man in the world died, three weeks before his 113th birthday
Sylvie Claire / January 19, 2022
The oldest man in the world, the Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, died at the age of 112 years and 341 days, announced Wednesday the Guinness World Records.
He had been declared the world's oldest living man at the age of 112 years and 211 days, according to the London-based organization, and was to celebrate his 113th birthday next month.
Because of his small size, this 5'10" Spaniard, born in Puente Castro on February 11, 1909, was not called up to fight in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War and was able to build a successful shoe business.
He had seven children, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
The longevity record is still held by the Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who lived 122 years and 164 days before passing away in 1997, according to the Guinness World Records website.