12 January 1912Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil


10 April 2022Londrina, Paraná, Brazil



Silfredo Kalinowski

Silfredo Kalinowski was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by Supercentenarios Latinoamericanos (LAS) and LongeviQuest (LQ). He was one of the oldest living men in Brazil upon his death.

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Kalinowski was born in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil on 12 January 1912 as one of four children born to Isidoro Zacharias Kalinowski and Clara Kowalski. His grandparents were Polish, with the exception of his maternal grandmother, Ida Klass, who was born in Brazil to German parents.

Kalinowski worked as an economist for 35 years. On 24 September 1941, he married Maria da Conceição Santos de Almeida and fathered two children – Gilda Maria and Luiz Fernando. The couple were married for 61 years until Maria’s death in 2002.

In October 2018, aged 106, Kalinowski voted in the Paraná state elections and in the 2018 Brazilian general election. By the age of 109, he had six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He died on 10 April 2022 at the age of 110 years, 88 days, after being in the ICU for two weeks due to suffering a stroke.

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Kalinowski was first noted for his longevity on his 104th birthday. Many more articles were written about him by a variety of news outlets from then until his death. He was recognised as Paraná’s oldest voter in 2018.