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World's oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117

According to a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, Violet Brown from Jamaica, who was born in 1900, is now the oldest living person.

Apr 17, 2017 16:23 IST
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World's oldest person Emma Martina Luigia Morano, believed to be the last known living individual to be born in the 19th century, passed away on 15 April 2017. She was 117.

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She held the Guinness World Records titles for Oldest living person and Oldest living woman as per research conducted by the Gerontology Research Group in May 2016.

According to a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, Violet Brown from Jamaica, who was born in 1900, is now the oldest living person.

About Emma Morano

• Born on 29 November 1899, Emma Morano was raised in Vercelli and later moved to Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Italy.
• Morano was five years younger than the Oldest person ever Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived 122 years 164 days, according to the Guinness World Records.
• She lived through the World War I and World War II.
• In 2011, she was honoured with the Order of Merit Award by the Italian state.

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