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World's oldest man dies at 114

World's oldest man dies at 114

Born in 1909, Venezuelan Juan Vicente Pérez Mora entered the Guinness World Records on February 4, 2022.

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The world's oldest man, Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, June 17, 2020. (Johnny Barra / EFE / MaxPPP)

Venezuelan Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, the world's oldest man in February 2022 according to Guinness World Records, died on Tuesday, April 2 at the age of 114, officials and his family said. “Juan Vicente Pérez Mora attains immortality at 114 years old. From El Gobre, he gave Venezuela the longest living record awarded by Guinness World Records”President Nicolás Maduro wrote on the social network

A father of 11 children, he had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren as of 2022. This farmer was born on May 27, 1909 in Tachira state. He was the ninth child in a family of ten. “At the age of five, he started working in agriculture with his father and brothers and helped harvest sugar cane and coffee”, giving him the distinction of being declared a Guinness World Record. The officially recognized human lifetime record is held by French woman Jeanne-Louise Calment, who lived 122 years and 164 days before her death in 1997.

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