List of the verified oldest people

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This is a list of the world's verified oldest people, verified to the standards of the Gerontology Research Group, Guinness World Records, or both. Entries are ranked in descending order by individual ages in years and days, rather than ages in total days (the calendar year used is the time between one date and the subsequent date in a following year regardless of year lengths). A verified supercentenarian is a person whose reported age of 110 or more is supported by at least three documents, submitted in a standard process and validated in reliable fashion, by an international body widely recognized for specific expertise in longevity research.

The oldest verified person ever was French woman Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122 years, 164 days. For other validated supercentenarian cases listed below, the GRG list of validated supercentenarian cases can be used.[1] There are six verified living supercentenarians on this list, including the oldest verified living person, Japanese woman Misao Okawa, aged 116 years, 46 days.

100 verified oldest people[edit]

      Deceased       Living

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
(as of 20 April 2014)
Place of death
or residence
1 Jeanne Calment F 21 February 1875 4 August 1997 122 years, 164 days France
2 Sarah Knauss F 24 September 1880 30 December 1999 119 years, 97 days United States
3 Lucy Hannah F 16 July 1875 21 March 1993 117 years, 248 days United States
4 Marie-Louise Meilleur F 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Canada
5 María Capovilla F 14 September 1889 27 August 2006 116 years, 347 days Ecuador
6 Tane Ikai F 18 January 1879 12 July 1995 116 years, 175 days Japan
7 Elizabeth Bolden F 15 August 1890 11 December 2006 116 years, 118 days United States
8 Besse Cooper F 26 August 1896 4 December 2012 116 years, 100 days United States
9 Jiroemon Kimura M 19 April 1897 12 June 2013 116 years, 54 days Japan
10 Misao Okawa[2] F 5 March 1898 Living[2] 116 years, 46 days Japan
11 Maggie Barnes F 6 March 1882 19 January 1998 115 years, 319 days United States
12 Dina Manfredini F 4 April 1897 17 December 2012 115 years, 257 days United States[a]
13 Christian Mortensen M 16 August 1882 25 April 1998 115 years, 252 days United States[b]
14 Charlotte Hughes F 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days United Kingdom
15 Edna Parker F 20 April 1893 26 November 2008 115 years, 220 days United States
16 Mary Ann Rhodes F 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Canada
17 Margaret Skeete F 27 October 1878 7 May 1994 115 years, 192 days United States
18 Gertrude Baines F 6 April 1894 11 September 2009 115 years, 158 days United States
19 Emiliano Mercado del Toro M 21 August 1891 24 January 2007 115 years, 156 days Puerto Rico
20 Bettie Wilson F 13 September 1890 13 February 2006 115 years, 153 days United States
21 Julie Winnefred Bertrand F 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Canada
22 Maria de Jesus F 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Portugal
23 Susie Gibson F 31 October 1890 16 February 2006 115 years, 108 days United States
24 Augusta Holtz F 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days United States[c]
25 Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper F 29 June 1890 30 August 2005 115 years, 62 days Netherlands
26 Maude Farris-Luse F 21 January 1887 18 March 2002 115 years, 56 days United States
27 Marie Brémont F 25 April 1886 6 June 2001 115 years, 42 days France
28 Koto Okubo F 24 December 1897 12 January 2013 115 years, 19 days Japan
29 Chiyono Hasegawa F 20 November 1896 2 December 2011 115 years, 12 days Japan
30 Annie Jennings F 12 November 1884 20 November 1999 115 years, 8 days United Kingdom
31 Eva Morris F 8 November 1885 2 November 2000 114 years, 360 days United Kingdom
32 Kama Chinen F 10 May 1895 2 May 2010 114 years, 357 days Japan
33 Maria Gomes Valentim F 9 July 1896 21 June 2011 114 years, 347 days Brazil
34 Mary Bidwell F 19 May 1881 25 April 1996 114 years, 342 days United States
35 Jeralean Talley[2] F 23 May 1899 Living[2] 114 years, 332 days United States
36 Mary Josephine Ray F 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days United States[d]
37 Susannah Mushatt Jones[2] F 6 July 1899 Living[2] 114 years, 288 days United States
38 Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes F 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Portugal
39 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan F 31 August 1889 29 May 2004 114 years, 272 days Puerto Rico
40 Bernice Madigan[2] F 24 July 1899 Living[2] 114 years, 270 days United States
41 Eugénie Blanchard F 16 February 1896 4 November 2010 114 years, 261 days France
42 Venere Pizzinato-Papo F 23 November 1896 2 August 2011 114 years, 252 days Italy[e]
43 Neva Morris F 3 August 1895 6 April 2010 114 years, 246 days United States
44 Hide Ohira F 15 September 1880 9 May 1995 114 years, 236 days Japan
45 Mathew Beard M 9 July 1870 16 February 1985 114 years, 222 days United States
46 Yone Minagawa F 4 January 1893 13 August 2007 114 years, 221 days Japan
47 María Antonia Castro F 10 June 1881 16 January 1996 114 years, 220 days Spain
48 Carrie Lazenby F 9 February 1882 14 September 1996 114 years, 218 days United States
Ura Koyama F 30 August 1890 5 April 2005 114 years, 218 days Japan
50 Myrtle Dorsey F 22 November 1885 25 June 2000 114 years, 216 days United States
51 Anna Eliza Williams F 2 June 1873 27 December 1987 114 years, 208 days United Kingdom
52 Walter Breuning M 21 September 1896 14 April 2011 114 years, 205 days United States
53 Eunice Sanborn F 20 July 1896 31 January 2011 114 years, 195 days United States
54 Grace Clawson F 15 November 1887 28 May 2002 114 years, 194 days United States[f]
55 Tase Matsunaga F 11 May 1884 18 November 1998 114 years, 191 days Japan
56 Yukichi Chuganji M 23 March 1889 28 September 2003 114 years, 189 days Japan
57 Kame Nakamura F 8 March 1898 12 September 2012 114 years, 188 days Japan
58 Lydie Vellard F 18 March 1875 17 September 1989 114 years, 183 days France
Wilhelmina Kott F 7 March 1880 6 September 1994 114 years, 183 days United States
Adelina Domingues F 19 February 1888 21 August 2002 114 years, 183 days United States[g]
61 Mitoyo Kawate F 15 May 1889 13 November 2003 114 years, 182 days Japan
62 Charlotte Benkner F 16 November 1889 14 May 2004 114 years, 180 days United States[h]
Camille Loiseau F 13 February 1892 12 August 2006 114 years, 180 days France
64 Anne Primout F 5 October 1890 26 March 2005 114 years, 172 days France[i]
65 Ettie Mae Greene F 8 September 1877 26 February 1992 114 years, 171 days United States
66 Irene Frank F 1 October 1881 28 February 1996 114 years, 150 days United States
67 Christina Cock F 25 December 1887 22 May 2002 114 years, 148 days Australia
68 Emma Morano-Martinuzzi[2] F 29 November 1899 Living[2] 114 years, 142 days Italy
69 Olivia Patricia Thomas F 29 June 1895 16 November 2009 114 years, 140 days United States
70 Emma Verona Johnston F 6 August 1890 1 December 2004 114 years, 117 days United States
Mamie Rearden F 7 September 1898 2 January 2013 114 years, 117 days United States
72 Bettie Chatmon F 30 April 1884 16 August 1998 114 years, 108 days United States
73 Odie Matthews F 28 December 1878 14 April 1993 114 years, 107 days United States
74 Chiyo Shiraishi F 6 August 1895 19 November 2009 114 years, 105 days Japan
75 Asa Takii F 28 April 1884 31 July 1998 114 years, 94 days Japan
76 Florence Knapp F 10 October 1873 11 January 1988 114 years, 93 days United States
Elena Slough F 4 July 1889 5 October 2003 114 years, 93 days United States
78 Lucy Jane Askew F 8 September 1883 9 December 1997 114 years, 92 days United Kingdom
Mary Anna Boone F 10 February 1887 13 May 2001 114 years, 92 days United States
80 Carmen López F 3 April 1883 3 July 1997 114 years, 91 days Spain
81 Waka Shirahama F 23 March 1878 16 June 1992 114 years, 85 days Japan
Delma Kollar F 31 October 1897 24 January 2012 114 years, 85 days United States
83 Joan Riudavets M 15 December 1889 5 March 2004 114 years, 81 days Spain
84 Suekiku Miyanaga F 7 April 1884 20 June 1998 114 years, 74 days Japan
85 Shige Hirooka F 16 January 1897 29 March 2011 114 years, 72 days Japan
86 Maggie Renfro F 14 November 1895 22 January 2010 114 years, 69 days United States
87 Emma Tillman F 22 November 1892 28 January 2007 114 years, 67 days United States
88 Leila Denmark F 1 February 1898 1 April 2012 114 years, 60 days United States
89 Naomi Conner F 30 August 1899 18 October 2013 114 years, 49 days United States
90 Anna Henderson[2] F 5 March 1900 Living[2] 114 years, 46 days United States
91 Florrie Baldwin F 31 March 1896 8 May 2010 114 years, 38 days United Kingdom
92 Amy Hulmes F 5 October 1887 27 October 2001 114 years, 22 days United Kingdom
93 Grace Thaxton F 18 June 1891 6 July 2005 114 years, 18 days United States
94 Soledad Mexia F 13 August 1899 30 August 2013 114 years, 17 days United States[j]
95 Minnie Ward F 19 November 1885 2 December 1999 114 years, 13 days United States
96 Arbella Ewing F 13 March 1894 22 March 2008 114 years, 9 days United States
97 Catherine Hagel F 28 November 1894 6 December 2008 114 years, 8 days United States
98 Marie-Thérèse Bardet F 2 June 1898 8 June 2012 114 years, 6 days France
99 Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi F 24 December 1891 28 December 2005 114 years, 4 days Italy
100 Maria Redaelli-Granoli F 3 April 1899 2 April 2013 113 years, 364 days Italy

a^ Manfredini was born in Italy.
b^ Mortensen was born in Denmark.
c^ Holtz was born in the German Empire; her birthplace is presently in Poland.
d^ Ray was born in Canada.
e^ Pizzinato-Papo was born in Ala, which was then part of Austria-Hungary; it is presently located in Italy.
f^ Clawson was born in the United Kingdom.
g^ Domingues was born in Cape Verde, at that time a colony of Portugal.
h^ Benkner was born in Germany.
i^ Primout was born in French Algeria; it is presently Algeria.
j^ Mexia was born in Mexico.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verified Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group.