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Herminia de León Esparza

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: Jan. 12th 2020

Herminia de León Esparza was a Mexican supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS).


Herminia de León Esparza was born in Villaldama, Nuevo León, Mexico, on 10 March 1908, to parents Cecilio de León and Zeferina Esparza. Even as an elderly woman, she recalled that in her youth, during the Mexican Revolution, the revolutionaries passed through her birthplace and sought out her father to guide them.

At the age of 19, she married Eusebio Rentería. The couple had seven children. She was widowed at the age of 80, around 1988. Around the same time, she moved to Sabinas Hidalgo.

In August 2017, at the age of 109, she received a visit and recognition from Adalina Dávalos de Rodriguez, the president of DIF Nuevo León (Integral Family Development System, a government agency dedicated to providing social assistance and development programs for families). Additionally, Nuria Aimee Ruiz de Gonzalez, the president of the Municipal DIF of Sabinas Hidalgo, was also present to honor her. On her 110th birthday, she was visited by Daniel Omar González Garza, the Constitutional Municipal President of Sabinas Hidalgo, along with members of the city council. She was presented with cakes and a floral arrangement as part of the celebration. At the time, she was living in the neighborhood of Josefa Zozaya in Sabinas Hidalgo. At the time, she had 36 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren, 83 great-great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren (six generations, including her and her children).

Herminia de León Esparza passed away in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Mexico, on 16 March 2018, at the age of 110 years, 6 days.

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Her age was verified by Stefan Maglov in 2018, and validated by the LAS in January 2020.

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* “Doña Herminia de León Esparza acaba de cumplir 109 años” – Facebook (Sabinas Hidalgo Administración), 10 March 2017

* “Hoy visitamos al Sr Hilario Moreno y a la señora Herminia de León Esparza” – Facebook (Sabinas Hidalgo Administración), 30 August 2017

* “Doña Herminia de León Esparza celebró en familia 110 años de vida.” – Facebook (Sabinas Hidalgo Administración), 10 March 2018