Maria Giuseppa Robucci was the oldest person in Europe at the time of her death, having been born a month before Atletico Madrid were formed as a football club. She lived her entire life in the small Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she worked on a farm (she was still able to chop wood at the age of 100). She credited her longevity to “a positive mindset” and “belief in God”. She’ll now get to see if that belief was well-founded, as she’s carked it at the age of 116 – just a month after she became the oldest known person to vote in a European election. There are now no Europeans left born in 1903, and the new “oldest person in Europe” is French nun Soeur Andre.