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BIOGRAPHY

Bianchini was born in the town of Bra, Cuneo Province, Piedmont Region, Italy, on 23 April 1908. She was adopted as a child.

In her youth she loved to go dancing waltzes and mazurkas, where she met her future husband, Luigi Fazio. After 3 years of engagement, the couple got married in Cossano Belbo. They had four children: Remigio, Ilario, Anna Maria and Ninfa.

Her husband passed away in 2003. Following his death, she lived for a while independently in her home in San Donato, a small fraction of the comune of Mango. She was known by her relatives and friends as “nonna Miglia” (English: “grandmother Miglia”). At the age of 112, she had 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

RECOGNITION

On 2 August 2018, following the death of 110-year-old Lorenzo Berzero, she became the oldest living person in the region of Piedmont.

On 4 March 2020, following the death of 112-year-old Valesca Tanganelli of Tuscany, she became the oldest living person in Italy.

Her age was verified by Alessandro Delucchi and Paolo Scarabaggio, and validated by the ESO on 1 November 2020.

Following her death, Maria Oliva became the oldest living person in Italy.

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