World’s Oldest Man, Juan Vicente Pérez, Dies at 114

Juan Vicente Perez There was a Venezuelan man who lived a very long life. he was born on May 27, 1909, In a town called El Cobre. This means that he lived for 114 years. Now that Perez has passed away, the title of “world’s oldest man” is expected to go to a 112-year-old man named Gisaburo Sonobe from Japan. But it must be confirmed by Sonobe’s family first.

officially the oldest man in the world

In February 2022, when Pérez was 112 years and 253 days old, Guinness World Records officially stated that he was the oldest person in the entire world. This made him famous for living such a long life.

a big family

Perez’s family was very large. They had 11 kids, which is a lot! His children were 6 sons and 5 daughters. By 2022, he also has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren! That’s a lot of family members. Pérez was married to Adiofina del Rosario García for 60 years, until her death in 1997.

Lived through major events

In his very long life, Pérez lived through some major historical events. He was alive during World War I and World War II. He also lived through the Spanish flu pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, which he caught but survived in 2020 when he was 111 years old. Pérez also witnessed some amazing inventions and achievements, such as the invention of the television and man walking on the moon.

Worked as a farmer and sheriff

Pérez’s main job was to be a farmer. But he also served as a sheriff, which is a type of police officer. As a sheriff, he helped resolve disputes about land and families in his community. In 2019, when Pérez turned 110, he celebrated a big birthday. He was the first Venezuelan to live to the age of 110 or older, known as a “supercentenarian”.

checking exact age

To make sure the ages of very old people are correct, Guinness World Records works with experts such as the Gerontology Research Group and a man named Robert Young. They carefully examine information about people who claim to be extremely old.

Juan Vicente Pérez lived a truly remarkable life, living to the age of 114. He saw and experienced a lot in his long lifetime. His family and the world will miss him, but his amazing story of longevity will be remembered.

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