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Fiorina Fiorelli

Fiorina Fiorelli is an Italian supercentenarian whose age has not been validated by LongeviQuest (LQ). She is the second-oldest living person in the Italian region of Lazio.


Fiorelli was born – and still lives – in Tolfa, Rome, Italy, on 13 January 1913. Her mother and sister both caught the Spanish flu, but Fiorelli herself did not. At the age of 16, she ran away to a convent in France to take her vows and become a nun. However, a few months later, she decided that the life of a nun was not for her, and moved back to Rome.

Fiorelli graduated in accounting, and later became a governess to a builder’s family. At the age of 45, she married a man 10 years her junior. After her marriage, she became employed with the Ministry of Health and worked there until her retirement.

Fiorelli received the COVID-19 vaccine on New Years Eve 2020 aged 107. She claimed that the secret of her longevity was “eat little, work a lot, and pray a lot.” She caught COVID-19 in 2021, and had her third vaccine shortly after recovering.

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Fiorelli was recognised in many news outlets when she received the COVID-19 vaccine. At the time, she was one of the oldest people to have received it, as well as one of the first in Italy.