World’s Oldest Man Celebrates 113th Birthday, Attributes Long Life to Diet of Home-grown Vegetables and Daily Glass of Red Wine

Francisco Núñez Olivera

The world’s oldest man has celebrated his 113th birthday in Spain- with cake, milk and visits from his 15 great-grandkids.

Francisco Nunez Olivera, who also has four children and nine grandchildren, attributes his long life to a diet of home-grown vegetables and a daily glass of red wine.

But he began his special day by feasting on his traditional sponge cake, washed down with a glass of milk as he opened letters of congratulation from well-wishers around the world.

The widower’s daughter Maria Antonia, 82, was among those who spent the anniversary with him at his home in the village of Bienvenida in Badajoz, south-west Spain.

Francisco, who has two siblings aged 97 and 93, became the world’s oldest man after the death of Polish-born Israeli Yisrael Kristal on August 11.

The retired farmer, who fought in the Rif War in the first half of the 1920s between Spain and the Berber tribes of the Rif mountains in Morocco, went out for daily walks alone in his home village until he was 107.

Francisco was born on December 13, 1904 and shares his birthday with famous French painter Lucien Coutaud.

At that time, Antonio Maura was prime minister of Spain, while, in the UK, Lord Arthur Balfour was running the country.

The plucky centenarian has lived through some incredible world events and will most certainly have a tale or two to tell the grandchildren…and great grandchildren.

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SOURCE: The Sun, Gerard Couzens