Venere Pizzinato

Venere Ires Pizzinato-Papo was born in Ala, a part of Austria-Hungary when she was born, on 23 November 1896. Ala is now part of Italy, and Pizzinato herself is ethnically Italian.
Pizzinato celebrated her 114th birthday two days ago as only the second Italian ever to reach the age of 114. In three days' time, on 28 November 2010, she will become the oldest validated Italian in world history, when she surpasses Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi, who died in 2005 at 114 years, 4 days.
After living in Milan for over 60 years, Pizzinato moved to Verona, Italy, around 1959 and still continues to live there today in a retirement home.
According to her validator, Giovanni Alunni, Pizzinato was on her 111th birthday reported to be in a wheelchair but otherwise in good condition.
Following the death of Ida Frabboni one month after her 113th birthday on 2 November 2009, Pizzinato, then aged 112 years, 344 days, became the oldest living Italian. A year and two days later, on 4 November 2010, Pizzinato became the fifth-oldest living person in the world upon the death of Eugénie Blanchard of Saint Barthélemy, France.
30 November 2010. As of 28 November, at 114 years 5 days, Pizzinato is now the oldest Italian ever in history.

26 November 2011 - Venere Pizzinato passed away on 2 August 2011 at the age of 114 years, 252 days, thus defining the Italian longevity record. She is succeeded by Stella Nardari, born 23 December 1898, as the oldest living Italian.