Meet the nine Melis brothers & sisters: Officially the oldest living siblings in the world

 

Credit: GuinnessWorldRecords.com

The three brothers and six sisters who make up the Melis family have officially made it into the Guinness World Record book for the family with the highest combined age for living siblings.

The oldest, Consolata, celebrates her 105th birthday today and she, together with Claudina aged 99, Maria aged 97 (not in photograph above), Antonio aged 93, Concetta aged 91, Adolfa 89, Vitalio aged 81, Fido aged 80 and Mafalda aged 78 have a collective age of 818 years and 205 days.

And what does this Sardinian family recommend as being the key to a long and healthy life?  Why, it’s hard work and minestrone, of course!

Read more about the record-breaking Melis family here. 

3 thoughts on “Meet the nine Melis brothers & sisters: Officially the oldest living siblings in the world

  1. There is at least one older family I know, and there must be some other older families in the world. The Letendre Family from Drummondville, Quebec, Canada is 1256 years old (Mother and 19 children, all happily living). Keeping the criterion for the “official” world record equal, namely “the family with the highest combined age for living siblings,” the Letendre siblings are still a lot older than the Melis siblings. The record may be justified if it were to be retitled as “the family with the highest combined age of nine siblings.” This said, tanti auguri ai fratelli e sorelle della famiglia Melis per una vita felice insieme!

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