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Ida Ortolani

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Ida Ortolani is an American-born Italian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).


Ortolani was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA, on 4 October 1912 (claimed 4 September). Her parents were Italian immigrants who were both originally from Pescara, Italy. When Ortolani was 12 years old, her parents moved back to Pescara, bringing her along with them.

Ortolani got married in Italy. Her husband was a policeman and the couple had four children. Her husband died at the age of 38. She ran her tailor’s shop with 20 workers until she retired at the age of 77. After her retirement, she moved to Lombardy. Around the age of 100, she lost her eyesight due to glaucoma in one eye and a cataract in the other, which could not be operated on. At the age of 110, she was still able to walk and eat unassisted.

Ortolani currently lives in San Donato Milanese, Milan, Lombardy Region, Italy.

(Partially sourced from Gerontology Wiki)

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On 17 January 2023, following the death of 110-year-old Fatima Negrini, she became the oldest living person in Lombardy.

Her age was verified by Alessandro Delucchi, Marco Wikkerink, and Paolo Scarabaggio, and validated by the ESO on 11 February 2023.

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* “Ida Ortolani classe 1912…” – Facebook (Gruppo Agricolo – L’abruzzese fuori sede), 6 September 2022

* “Supercentenari: i 110 anni della sandonatese Ida Ortolani” – Comune di San Donato Milanese, 19 September 2022

* “Ida Ortolani con i suoi 110 anni è la donna più anziana di Lombardia: l’abbiamo incontrata nella sua casa di San Donato VIDEO” – Il Cittadino di Lodi, 8 March 2023