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Arturo Licata
Born (1902-05-02)2 May 1902
Enna, Sicily, Italy
Died 24 April 2014(2014-04-24) (aged 111)
Enna, Sicily, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Miner, businessman
Known for World's oldest living man (September 13, 2013 – April 24, 2014)
Spouse(s) Rosa Licata (died 1980)
Children Four sons and three daughters

Arturo Licata (2 May 1902 – 24 April 2014) was an Italian supercentenarian, who at the age of 102, was Italy's oldest living man since the death of Giuseppe Mirabella on 30 March 2012 and Europe's oldest living man since the death of 111-year-old Spanish man Francisco Fernández Fernández on 7 September 2012. Licata was also the world's oldest living man since the death of Salustiano Sanchez on 13 September 2013.

Early life

Licata was born on 2 May 1902 in Enna, Sicily, Italy. He was born into a family of four brothers and two sisters.

Personal life

Licata lived in Enna, Sicily, Italy. Aside from poor hearing and eyesight, he remained in good health until May 2013 when his health began to rapidly decline. Since September 2013, he was bedridden.


Licata died at his home in Enna, Italy from natural causes, aged 111.

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