Juan Vicente Perez Mora of Venezuela (b. May 27, 1909), the Guinness World Records-validated & Gerontology Research Group-validated WORLD’s OLDEST MAN turns 114
The Gerontology Research Group is delighted to announce Juan Vicente Perez Mora of Venezuela (b. May 27, 1909), the Guinness World Records-validated & Gerontology Research Group-validated WORLD’s OLDEST MAN has celebrated his 114th birthday, becoming only the seventh validated man on record to reach this age, as well as the first validated man to reach this age since Jiroemon Kimura in 2011.
Juan Vicente Perez Mora was born in El Cobre, Tachira, Venezuela on May 27, 1909. His parents were Euquitio Perez and Edelmira Mora. In 1913, his family moved to Caserio Caricuena, San Jose de Bolivar, where they bought a farm. At the age of four, he already had eight brothers. While growing up, Perez Mora worked on the farm with his father and brothers. At the age of 10, he began to study, but only for a month since his teacher became ill. He learned to read and write from a book that the teacher gave him. His brother, Miguel, lived in the nearby village of Los Paujiles, and Perez Mora started working for him. There he met Ediofina Garcia and married her in San Jose de Bolivar in 1938. After marriage, they moved to the village of Los Paujiles in the municipality of Francisco de Miranda, Tachira, where their first son was born. In next years he saved enough money and bought a farm in Caserio Caricuena, where the rest of his children were born. The couple had six sons and five daughters. In the late 1990s, Perez Mora’s wife died. In May 2019, he celebrated his 110th birthday, becoming the first (known) male supercentenarian from Venezuela. As of May 2020, six of his children were still alive, three sons (Ysabelino, Angel Edecio, and Andronico) and three daughters (Mary, Elena, and Nelida).