The oldest person in the world

In the history of humanity there are many people who attribute the fact of being the longest, that is, the oldest, the oldest. Among them we could even resort to the same Bible, where Methuselah is quoted with 7 centuries old and who, if true, would be the longest person in history and in the world.


However, only one handful becomes a properly documented act, with the supports to endorse and prove it. In this sense, today we are going to talk about the longest-lived woman in history, who has lived the longest and which is a documented case. Her name, Jeanne Louise Calment, a woman born on 21 February 1875 in France and who died on 4 August 1997, lived in total 122 years and 164 days.

To date, he is the longest person in the history duly documented. In 1988 he made his foray into the Guinness Book of Records and in 1995 became the oldest person ever known.

She married Fernand Calment, but became a widow in 1942, when she was just 67 years old. She had only one daughter, Yvonne Calment, who died in 1934, at the age of 36.

His health and lifestyle were decisive in reaching such longevity as he rode up to the age of one hundred years. He also attributed his considerable age to olive oil and his port wine diet. To date she is solid in her record and could only be dethroned within 6 years by Gertrude Weaver, a woman born in 1898 in the United States.

Leave in comments whether or not you’d like to reach that age and why if or why not. In my personal concept I would not like, unless the achaques involved in old age, the decrease in physical and mental capacities did not come.

The oldest person in the world
Source: curiosities  
June 30, 2019


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