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Erminia Bianchini

European Supercentenarian Organisation
Validated By: European Supercentenarian Organisation On Date: Nov. 01st 2020

Erminia Margherita Bianchini was an Italian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO). At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Italy.


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.

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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.