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Maria Alaíde Menezes

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: Jun. 17th 2023

Maria Alaíde Menezes is a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest. She is currently the oldest known living person in the state of Sergipe.


Maria Alaíde Menezes was born in Sergipe, Brazil, on 5 July 1912. She enrolled in a local elementary school at the age of 7. Eventually, she became a teacher herself.

In 1933, she participated in emancipation where the city of Ribeirópolis became independent of the municipality of Itabaiana. She was responsible for reading the municipality’s emancipation letter.

In March 1989, a municipal school in Ribeirópolis was founded and named after her.

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Her age was validated by Filipe Lopes and Stefan Maglov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 17 June 2023, becoming the first validated supercentenarian from the state of Sergipe.

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* “Alaíde Menezes – 100 Anos” – YouTube, 1 August 2012

* “Secretário de Estado da Educação recebe medalha de Honra ao Mérito da Prefeitura de Ribeirópolis” – Secretaria de Estado da Educação, 19 December 2018

* “Nesta terça (26), visitei a professora aposentada Maria Alaíde Menezes para entregar a Medalha do Mérito Educacional…” – Facebook (Georgeo Passos), 26 November 2019