List of Longest Living Cardinals

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This article lists the 100 longest known living or deceased Members of the College of Cardinals (born non earlier than 01 January 1000), and whose ages are documented in reliable sources. Those currently living are in bold on gold. The longest-lived was Portuguese, The longest-lived Cardinal was Portuguese Dom Jorge da Costa who lived between 101 years, 262 days to 102 years, 261 days.

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ages are up-to-date 06/15/2024

Currently Living
No. Cardinal Country Born Died Age at Death
1 Corrado Bafile Italy 1903.07.04 2005.02.03 101 years, 214 days
2 Loris Francesco Capovilla Italy 1915.10.14 2016.05.26 100 years, 224 days
3 José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez Italy 1919.02.18 2019.09.03 100 years, 197 days
4 Luigi Ciacchi Italy 1765.08.16 1865.12.17 100 years, 123 days
5 Alexandre do Nascimento Angola 1925.03.01 Alive 99 years, 106 days
6 Ersilio Tonini Italy 1914.07.20 2013.07.28 99 years, 8 days
7 Galeazzo Marescotti Italy 1627.10.01 1726.07.03 98 years, 275 days
8 Jean-Baptist de Belloy France 1709.10.09 1808.06.10 98 years, 245 days
9 Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir Lebanon 1920.05.15 2019.05.12 98 years, 362 days
10 Paul Augustin Mayer Germany 1911.05.23 2010.04.30 98 years, 342 days
11 Ignatius Kung Pin-mei China 1901.08.02 2000.03.12 98 years, 223 days
Franz König Austria 1905.08.03 2004.03.13
13 Jozef Tomko Slovakia 1924.03.11 2022.08.08 98 years 150 days
14 Estanislao Esteban Karlic Argentina 1926.02.07 Alive 98 years, 129 days
15 Fiorenzo Angelini Italy 1916.08.01 2014.11.22 98 years, 113 days
16 Albert Vanhoye, SJ France 1923.07.24 2021.07.29 98 years, 5 days
17 Paolo Dezza, S.J. Italy 1901.12.13 1999.12.17 98 years, 4 days
18 Alexandre José María dos Santos, O.F.M. Mozambique 1924.03.18 2021.09.29 97 years, 195 days
19 Emmanuel Wamala Uganda 1926.12.15 Alive 97 years, 183 days
20 Alfons Maria Stickler Austria 1910.08.23 2007.12.12 97 years, 111 days
21 Luis Pascual Dri OFM Cap. Argentina 1927.04.17 Alive 97 years, 59 days
22 Henryk Gulbinowicz Poland 1923.10.17 2020.11.16 97 years, 30 days
23 Ferdinando Giuseppe Antonelli, O.F.M. Italy 1896.07.14 1993.07.12 96 years, 363 days
24 Roger Etchegaray France 1922.09.25 2019.09.04 96 years, 344 days
25 Johannes Willebrands Netherlands 1909.09.04 2008.08.02 96 years, 331 days
26 Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte Italy 1851.04.10 1948.02.16 96 years, 312 days
27 Edward Cassidy Australia 1924.07.05 2021.04.10 96 years, 279 days
28 Kazimierz Świątek Belgium 1914.10.21 2011.07.21 96 years, 273 days
29 José da Costa Nuñes Portugal 1880.03.15 1976.11.29 96 years, 259 days
30 Júlio Duarte Langa Mozambique 1927.10.27 Alive 96 years, 232 days
31 Giovanni Canestri Italy 1918.09.30 2006.04.29 96 years, 211 days
32 Domenico Bartolucci Italy 1917.05.17 2013.11.11 96 years, 188 days
33 Adam Kozłowiecki, S.J. Zambia 1911.04.01 2007.09.28 96 years, 180 days
34 Francisco Álvarez Martínez Spain 1925.07.14 2022.01.05 96 years, 175 days
35 Francesco Carafa di Trajetto Italy 1722.04.29 1818.09.20 96 years, 144 days
36 Mikel Koliqi Albania 1900.09.29 1997.01.28 96 years, 121 days
37 Friedrich Wetter Germany 1928.02.20 Alive 96 years, 116 days
38 Francesco Morano Italy 1872.06.08 1968.07.12 96 years, 34 days
39 Luigi De Magistris Italy 1926.02.23 2022.02.16 95 years 358 days
40 José Freire Falcão Brazil 1925.10.23 2021.09.26 95 years, 338 days
41 Pietro Parente Italy 1891.02.16 1986.12.29 95 years, 316 days
42 Achille Silvestrini Italy 1923.10.25 2019.08.29 95 years, 308 days
43 Joseph Ratzinger
(later Pope Benedict XVI)
Germany 1927.04.16 2022.12.31 95 years, 279 days
44 Ernest Simoni Albania 1928.10.18 Alive 95 years, 241 days
45 Agostino Cacciavillan Italy 1926.08.14 2022.03.05 95 years, 204 days
46 Henri de Lubac S.J. France 1896.02.20 1991.09.04 95 years, 196 days
47 Pedro Martinez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor
(later Antipope Benedict XIII)
France 1428.11.28 1523.05.23 95 years, 176 days
48 Walter Brandmüller Germany 1929.01.05 Alive 95 years, 162 days
49 Michael Michai Kitbunchu Thailand 1929.01.25 Alive 95 years, 142 days
50 Paulo Evaristo Arns Brazil 1921.09.14 2016.12.14 95 years, 91 days
51 Serafim Fernandes de Araújo Brazil 1924.08.13 2019.10.08 95 years, 56 days
52 Alberto Di Jorio Italy 1884.07.18 1979.09.05 95 years, 49 days
53 Corrado Ursi Italy 1908.07.26 2003.08.29 95 years, 34 days
54 Julijans Vaivods Latvia 1895.08.18 1990.05.24 94 years, 279 days
55 Jorge Medina Chile 1926.12.23 2021.10.03 94 years, 284 days
56 Carlos María de la Torre Ecuador 1873.11.15 1968.07.31 94 years, 259 days
57 Louis-Albert Vachon Canada 1912.02.04 2006.09.29 94 years, 237 days
58 Egano Righi-Lambertini Italy 1906.02.22 2000.10.04 94 years, 225 days
59 Angelo Sodano Italy 1927.11.23 2022.05.27 94 years, 205 days
60 Gilberto Agustoni Italy 1922.07.26 2017.01.22 94 years, 171 days
61 Eduardo Martínez Somalo Spain 1927.03.31 2021.08.10 94 years, 142 days
62 Giovanni Cheli Italy 1918.10.04 2013.02.08 94 years 122 days
63 Adam Maida United States 1930.03.18 Alive 94 years, 89 days
64 Julian Herranz Casado Spain 1930.03.31 Alive 94 years, 76 days
65 Giuseppe Sensi Italy 1907.05.27 2001.07.26 94 years, 60 days
66 Marian Jaworski Poland 1926.08.21 2020.09.05 94 years 13 days
67 Carlo Furno Italy 1921.12.02 2015.12.09 94 years, 7 days
68 Prosper Grech, O.S.A. Malta 1925.12.24 2019.12.30 94 years, 6 days
69 Roberto Tucci Italy 1921.04.19 2015.04.14 93 years, 360 days
70 Georges Cottier OP Switzerland 1922.04.25 2016.03.31 93 years, 341 days
71 John Carberry United States 1904.07.31 1998..06.17 93 years, 321 days
72 Paul Poupard France 1930.08.30 Alive 93 years, 290 days
73 Paolo Bertoli Italy 1908.02.01 2001.11.08 93 years, 280 days
74 Salvatore De Giorgi Italy 1930.09.06 Alive 93 years, 283 days
75 Thomas Williams United States 1930.03.20 2023.12.22 93 years. 276 days
76 Opilio Rossi United States 1910.05.14 2004.02.09 93 years, 271 days
77 Vincenzo Vannutelli Italy 1836.12.09 1930.07.05 93 years, 216 days
78 Janis Pujats Latvia 1930.11.14 Alive 93 years, 214 days
79 José Manuel Estepa Llaurens Spain 1926.01.01 2019.07.21 93 years, 201 days
80 Jean Margéot Mauritius 1916.02.03 2009.07.17 93 years, 164 days
81 Teodolfo Mertel Italy 1806.02.09 1899.07.11 93 years, 152 days
82 Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi Pecci
(later Pope Leo XIII)
Italy 1810.03.02 1903.07.20 93 years, 140 days
Simon Pimenta Italy 1920.03.01 2013.02.19
84 Camillo Ruini Italy 1931.02.19 Alive 93 years, 117 days
85 František Tomášek Czechoslovakia 1899.06.30 1992.08.04 93 years, 35 days
86 Alfredo Scherer Brazil 1903.02.05 1996.03.09 93 years, 33 days
87 James Francis McIntyre United States 1886.06.25 1979.07.18 93 years, 21 days
88 Giuseppe Pizzardo Italy 1877.07.13 1970.08.01 93 years, 19 days
89 Lucian Mureșan Romania 1931.05.23 Alive 93 years, 23 days
90 Antonio Innocenti Italy 1915.08.23 2008.09.06 93 years, 14 days
91 Carlo Confalonieri Italy 1893.07.25 1986.08.01 93 years, 7 days
92 Alessandro Verde Italy 1865.03.25 1958.03.29 93 years, 2 days
93 Branda da Castiglione Italy 1350.02.04 1443.02.03 92 years, 364 days
94 Julien Ries Belgium 1920.04.19 2013.02.23 92 years, 310 days
95 Juan Carlos Aramburu Argentina 1912.02.11 2004.11.18 92 years, 281 days
96 Sergio Sebastiani Italy 1931.04.11 2024.01.16 92 years, 280 days
97 Henri Albert de la Grange d'Arquien France 1613.09.08 1707.05.24 93 years, 258 days
98 Paolo Giobbe Italy 1880.01.10 1972.08.14 92 years, 217 days
99 Josyf Slipyj Ukraine 1892.02.17 1984.09.07 92 years, 203 days
Léon-Étienne Duval Algeria 1903.11.09 1996.05.30

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No. Cardinal Country Born Died Age at Death Age by 12-31-24
1 José Saraiva Martins C.M.F. Portugal 1932.01.06 Alive 92 years, 161 days 92 years, 360 days
2 Joseph Zen Ze-kiun S.D.B. Portugal 1932.01.13 Alive 92 years, 154 days 92 years, 353 days
3 James Stafford United States 1932.07.26 alive 91 years, 325 days 92 years, 158 days
4 Gaudencio Rosales Philippines 1932.08.10 alive 91 years, 310 days 92 years, 143 days
5 Francis Arinze Nigeria 1932.11.01 Alive 91 years, 227 days 92 years, 60 days
6 Renato Martino Italy 1932.11.23 Alive 91 years, 205 days 92 years, 38 days
7 Walter Kasper Germany 1933.03.05 Alive 91 years, 102 days 91 years, 301 days
8 Juan Sandoval Íñiguez Mexico 1933.03.28 Alive 91 years, 79 days 91 years, 278 days
9 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa Isch Chile 1933.09.05 Alive 90 years, 284 days 91 years, 117 days
10 Raffaele Farina SDB Chile 1933.09.24 Alive 90 years, 265 days 91 years, 98 days

Addendum

Cardinal Country Born Died Age at Death
The Following persons might be older than #100-1 on the list but their dates of Birth is uncertain.
Jorge da Costa Portugal 1406 1508.09.18 101 years, 262 days to 102 years, 261 days
Domingo Ram I Lanaja Spain 1345 1445.04.25 99 years, 116 days to 100 years, 115 days
Ugolino dei Conti di Segni
(later Pope Gregory IX)
Italy 1145 1241.08.22 95 years, 235 days to 96 years, 234 days
Giacinto Bobone Orsini
(later Pope Celestine III)
Italy 1105 1198.01.09 92 years, 8 days to 93 years, 7 days


Chronological list of Oldest living members of the College of Cardinals

Name Country Born Time as oldest Death and age
John Henry Newman U.K.
England
1801.02.21 ?? 1890.08.11
89 years, 171 days
Teodolfo Mertel Italy 1806.02.06 1899.08.11 1899.07.11
aged 93 years, 152 days
Luigi Di Canossa Italy 04/20/1809 1899.07.11 1900.03.12
aged 90 years, 358 days
Michelangelo Celesia Italy 1814.01.13 1900.03.12 1904.04.14
aged 90 years, 92 days
François-Marie-Benjamin Richard France 1819.03.01 1904.04.14 1904.01.27
aged 88 years, 332 days
Anton Josef Gruscha Italy 1820.11.03 1908.12.27 1911.08.05
aged 90 years, 275 daya
Alfonso Capecelatro Italy 1824.02.05 1911.08.05 1912.11.14
aged 88 years, 283 days
Angelo di Pierto Italy 1828.05.22 1912.11.14 1914.12.05
aged 86 years, 197 days
François de Cabrières

France

1830.08.30 1914.12.05 1921.12.21
aged 91 years, 113 days
Giuseppe Prisco Italy 1833.09.08 1921.12.21 1923.02.04
aged 89 years, 149 days
Vincenzo Vannutelli Italy 1836.12.05 1923.02.04 1930.07.09
aged 93 years, 216 days
Andreas Frühwirth Austria 1845.08.21 1930.07.09 1933.02.09
aged 87 years, 172 days
Franz Ehrle Germany 1845.10.17 1933.02.09 1934.03.31
aged 88 years, 165 days
Pierre Andrieu France 1849.12.07 1934.03.31 1935.02.15
aged 85 years, 70 days
Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte Italy 1851.04.10 1935.02.15 1948.02.16
aged 96 years, 312 days
Enrico Sibilia Italy 1861.03.17 1948.02.16 1948.08.04
aged 87 years, 140 days
Alessandro Verde Italy 1865.03.27 1948.08.04 1958.03.29
aged 93 years, 2 days
Jose Maria Caro Chile 1866.06.23 1958.03.29 1958.12.04
aged 92 years, 164 days
Georges Grente France 1872.05.05 1958.12.04 1959.05.05
aged 87 years, 0 days
Elia dala Costa Italy 1872.05.14 1959.05.05 1961.12.22
aged 89 years, 222 days
Francesco Morano Italy 1872.06.08 1961.12.22 1968.07.12
aged 96 years, 34 days
Carlos María de la Torre Ecuador 1873.11.15 1968.07.12 1968.07.31

aged 94 years, 259 days

Augusto da Silva Brazil 1876.04.08 1968.07.31 1968.08.14
aged 92 years, 128 days
Giuseppe Pizzardo Italy 1877.07.13 1968.08.14 1970.08.01
aged 93 years, 19 days
Benedetto Aloisi Masella Italy 1879.06.29 1970.08.01 1970.09.30
aged 91 years, 93 days
Paolo Giobbe Italy

1880.01.10

1970.09.30 1970.09.30
aged 92 years, 217 days
José da Costa Nunes Portugal 1880.03.15 1972.08.14

1976.11.29

aged 96 years, 259 days

Alberto di Jorio Italy 1884.07.18 1976.11.29 1979.09.05
aged 95 years, 49 days
Antonio Caggiano Argentina 1889.01.30 1979.09.05 1979.10.23
aged 90 years, 266 days
Carlos Carmelo Vasconcellos Motta Brazil 1890.07.16 1979.10.23 1982.09.18
aged 92 years, 64 days
Pietro Parente Italy 1891.02.16 1982.09.18 1986.12.29
aged 95 years, 356 days
Julijans Vaivods Latvia 1895.08.08 1986.12.29 1990.05.24
aged 94 years, 279 days
Henri de Lubac France 1896.02.20 1990.05.24 1991.09.04
aged 95 years, 196 days
Ferdinando Giuseppe Antonelli Italy 1896.07.14 1991.09.04 1993.07.12
aged 95 years, 196 days
Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei China 1901.01.01 1993.07.12 1994.11.26 2000.03.12
aged 98 years, 223 days
Mikel Koliqi Albania 1900.09.29 1994.11.26 1997.01.28
aged 96 years, 121 days
Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei China 1901.08.02 1997.01.28 2000.03.12
aged 98 years, 223 days
Corrado Bafile Italy 1903.07.04 2000.03.12 2005.02.03
aged 101 years, 214 days
Johannes Willebrands Natherlands 1909.09.04 2005.03.02 2008.08.01
aged 96 years, 331 days
Alfons Maria Stickler Austria 1910.08.23 2006.08.01 2007.12.12
aged 97 years, 111 days
Paul Augustin Mayer Germany 1911.05.23 2007.12.12 2010.04.30
aged 98 years, 312 days
Ersilio Tonini Italy 1914.07.20 2010.04.30 2013.07.28 2013.07.28
aged 99 years, 8 days
Fiorenzo Angelini Italy 1916.01.08 2013.07.28 2014.02.22 2014.11.22
aged 98 years, 113 days
Loris Francesco Capovilla Italy 1915.10.14 2014.02.22 2016.05.26
aged 100 years, 224 days
José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez Colombia 1919.02.18 2016.05.26 2019.09.03
aged 100 years, 197 days
Roger Etchegaray France 1922.09.05 2019.09.03 2019.09.04
aged 96 years, 344 days
Albert Vanhoye France 1923.07.24 2019.09.04 2021.07.29
aged 98 years, 5 days
Jozef Tomko Slovakia 1924.03.11 2021.07.29 2022.07.14
aged 98 years, 150 days
Alexandre do Nascimento Angola 1925.03.01 2022.07.14 Alive
99 years, 106 days

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