The oldest main character is Carlisle Cullen, born in 1640. However, the Volturi in Volterra, Italy, have lived for over 3,000 years. The Volturi leaders include Aro, who can read every thought a person has ever had once he has made physical contact, Marcus, who senses relationships, and Caius, who has no known power. Aro's wife, Sulpicia, Caius' wife, Athenodora, and formerly Marcus' wife, Didyme, who had the power to make others happy, also act as leaders. The Volturi guard consists of 32 members.
The true oldest vampires overall, however is Amun (the egyptian vampires)or Athendora.