Antonio de Castro

  • Full name: Antonio Fernandes de Castro
  • Lifespan: 06.01.1898 – 22.06.2009
  • Age: 111 years, 167 days
  • Birthplace: Durraes, Braga District, Portugal
  • Last residence: Durraes, Braga District, Portugal
  • Application date: 27.01.2009
  • Validation date:  02.02.2009
  • Validation source: Filipe Prista Lucas


Antonio de Castro was born in Durraes, Barcelos, Braga Portugal on 6 January 1898. His parents were Joaquim Jose de Castro (1857-?) and Maria Fernandes (1862-1950). He married Antonia da Costa in 1926. The couple had 10 children. He was widowed in 1984, at the age of 86.

He became the oldest living person in Portugal, following the death of 112-year old Augusto Moreira de Oliveira on 13 February 2009.

Antonio de Castro died in Durraes, Barcelos, Portugal on 22 June 2009 at the age of 111 years, 167 days.

Longevity titles

Doyen of Portugal (13.02.2009-22.06.2009)


Antonio de Castro age was verified by Filipe Prista Lucas and validated by the GRG on Ferburay 2nd 2009.

Antonio de Castro shortly before his death, 2009.

Antonio de Castro as a young man.

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