Maria Giuseppa Robucci-NargisoI

Date of birth: 20 March 1903
Date of death: 18 June 2019
Lifetime duration: 116 years, 90 days

Maria Giuseppa Robucci-Nargiso (20 March 1903 – 18 June 2019) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group. At the age of 116, she was the oldest living person in Italy and Europe, and the second-oldest living person in the world.

Maria Giuseppa Robucci was born in 1903 in Poggio Imperiale, province of Foggia, Apulia region, Italy. On 3 December 1928, she married Nicola Nargiso. The couple had five children. Robucci became a widow in 1982. In 2003, her 100th birthday was featured in a television show called La vita in diretta for the channel Rai Uno. At the age of 100, she was still able to chop wood. In 2014, Robucci broke her hip after a fall and underwent surgery. She credits her longevity to good diet, having faith in God, avoiding alcohol, and having a positive mindset. On 6 July 2018, she became the oldest living person in Italy following the death of 116-year-old Giuseppina Projetto-Frau.
Country: Italy