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Arturo Licata, the World's oldest man died in Italy at age 111

Apr 28, 2014 18:18 IST

Arturo Licata, the World’s oldest man died in Italy on 24 April 2014 at the age of 111. He was awarded the Guinness World Records title of oldest living man on 28 February 2014 at the age of 111 years and 302 days.

He was named as the oldest living man after the death of previous holder of the record Salustiano Sanchez.  Salustiano Sanchez died in September 2013 at the age of 112 years and 97 days.

Licata was born into a family of four brothers and two sisters in Sicily. He had seven children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He joined army in 1921 and served it as a soldier in East Africa during invasion of Ethiopia as ordered by the Italian fascist regime.

Currently 115-year-old female, Misao Okawa of Japan, is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person.

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Who: World's oldest man , Arturo Licata

Where: Italy

What: died

When: 24 April 2014

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