Francesco Huppazoli, a Piedmontese centenarian, who lived in three centuries, born in Casale in March, 1587, died Jan. 27, 1702. His parents sent him to Rome to be educated, and obliged him to enter holy orders. He travelled in Greece and the Levant, and in 1625 was married at Scio and engaged in commerce. At 82 years of age he was appointed consul of Venice at Smyrna. His habits were regular; he drank no fermented liquors, ate little, and chiefly of game and fruits, never smoked, and went to bed and rose early. He was sick for the first time in 1701, when he had a fever which lasted 15 days, and he remained deaf for three months after his recovery. At the age of 100 years his hair, beard, and eyebrows, which were white, became again black. At the age of 112 years he had two new teeth, but lost all his teeth before his death, and lived on soup. He suffered in the last year of his life from the gravel, and died of a cold. He was five times married, and had 24 legitimate and 25 illegitimate children. By his fifth marriage, which took place in his 99th year, he had four children.

He left a journal of the principal events of his life.