Supercentenarians

Extraordinary Longevity

World Oldest Supercentenarians

Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment, 122 Years Old

Throughout history there have been extraordinary claims of longevity. Until recently, we did not have the life-long identification and documentation necessary to verify such claims. Although there are possibly hundreds or thousands of individuals worldwide who have made it to the Supercentenarian and older ages, there has generally been fewer than 90 individuals alive at any one time who are documented to have lived 110 years or more.

Below are the Ten Oldest Verified Women and Ten Oldest Verified Men. As new claims come forth and are documented, this list will change and hopefully individuals of longer and longer lifespans will appear on this list.

Ten Oldest Verified Women

Rank Name Birth Date Death Date Age Residence
1 Jeanne Calment 21 February 1875 4 August 1997 122 years, 164 days France
2 Sarah Knauss 24 September 1880 30 December 1999 119 years, 97 days United States
3 Lucy Hannah 16 July 1875 21 March 1993 117 years, 248 days United States
4 Marie-Louise Meilleur 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Canada
5 Emma Morano 29 November 1899 Living 117 years, 109 days Italy
6 Misao Okawa 5 March 1898 1 April 2015 117 years, 27 days Japan
7 Violet Brown 10 March 1900 Living 117 years, 8 days Jamaica
8 María Capovilla 14 September 1889 27 August 2006 116 years, 347 days Ecuador
9 Susannah Mushatt Jones 6 July 1899 12 May 2016 116 years, 311 days United States
10 Gertrude Weaver 4 July 1898 6 April 2015 116 years, 276 days United States
Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Calment

Sarah Knauss

Sarah Knauss

Marie-Louise Meilleur

Marie-Louise Meilleur

Emma Morano

Emma Morano

Misao Okawa

Misao Okawa

Violet Brown

Violet Brown

María Capovilla

María Capovilla

Susannah Mushatt Jones

Susannah Mushatt Jones

Gertrude Weaver

Gertrude Weaver

Jiroemon Kimura

Jiroemon Kimura

Christian Mortensen

Christian Mortensen

Emiliano Mercado del Toro
Emiliano Mercado del Toro

Ten Oldest Verified Men

Rank Name Birth Date Death Date Age Residence
1 Jiroemon Kimura 19 April 1897 12 June 2013 116 years, 54 days Japan
2 Christian Mortensen 16 August 1882 25 April 1998 115 years, 252 days United States
3 Emiliano Mercado del Toro 21 August 1891 24 January 2007 115 years, 156 days Puerto Ricot
4 Mathew Beard 9 July 1870 16 February 1985 114 years, 222 days United States
5 Walter Breuning 21 September 1896 14 April 2011 114 years, 205 days United States
6 Yukichi Chuganji 23 March 1889 28 September 2003 114 years, 189 days Japan
7 Joan Riudavets 15 December 1889 5 March 2004 114 years, 81 days Spain
8 Fred H. Hale, Sr. 1 December 1890 19 November 2004 113 years, 354 days United States
9 Johnson Parks 15 October 1884 17 July 1998 113 years, 275 days United States
10 Tomoji Tanabe 18 September 1895 19 June 2009 113 years, 274 days Japan

The above lists of supercentenarians was confirmed with lists provided by Wikipedia, which is provided by their Creative Commons License. Our two above lists are available for use under the Creative Commons ShareAlike License too.


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