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Jeanne Calment

Sarah Knauss

Kane Tanaka

Lucile Randon (a.k.a. Sister André)

Bessie Hendricks

Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment, the world’s longest living person (who died at the age of 122) was born in Arles, France on February 21, 1875 and died on August 4, 1997 in a nursing home in Arles.

“I’ve waited 110 years to be famous, I count on taking advantage of it,” she quipped at her 120th birthday party.


Sarah Knauss

Sarah Knauss, listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest person, died Dec. 30 at the age of 119, apparently of natural causes, according to an official at the Allentown, Pa., nursing home where she lived.

Knauss, who was born Sept. 24, 1880, and lived a quiet life as a homemaker and insurance office manager, found herself in the international spotlight after Guinness declared her the world’s oldest person in 1998 upon the death of Marie-Louise Febronie Meilleur, of Quebec, who was 117.

Source: Washington Post

Kane Tanaka

A Japanese woman officially certified as the world’s oldest person has died aged 119.

Kane Tanaka was born in 1903, the same year as George Orwell, at a time when Japan was emerging as a global power.

She got married a century ago, and had four children. She spent her later years in a Japanese care home, where she enjoyed board games and chocolate.

Source: BBC

Lucile Randon a.k.a. Sister Andre

Sister André, a French nun and the world’s oldest known person, who lived through two world wars and the 1918 influenza pandemic and survived Covid-19, died on Tuesday in France. She was 118.

A spokesman for a nursing home in the southern city of Toulon, where Sister André was residing, confirmed the death in an interview with French news media.

Source: New York Times

Bessie Hendricks

Bessie Hendricks, a former teacher of a one-room schoolhouse, grew up on rural farmlands in Calhoun County, Iowa.

Hendricks, believed to be the oldest living person in the United States at the time of her passing, died on Jan. 3, 2023 at her Shady Oaks Care Center residence in Lake City, Iowa. She lived to the age of 115.

Source: CBS News

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