List of the verified oldest people

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This article is about validated specific supercentenarian claims by modern standards. For modern, or complete, unvalidated supercentenarian claims, see Longevity claims. For historical, incomplete unvalidated supercentenarian claims, see Longevity myths.

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 eight verified living supercentenarians on this list, the oldest of whom is Japanese woman Misao Okawa, aged 116 years, 150 days.

100 verified oldest people[edit]

      Deceased       Living

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
(as of 2 August 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 Misao Okawa[2] F 5 March 1898 Living[2] 116 years, 150 days Japan
8 Elizabeth Bolden F 15 August 1890 11 December 2006 116 years, 118 days United States
9 Besse Cooper F 26 August 1896 4 December 2012 116 years, 100 days United States
10 Jiroemon Kimura M 19 April 1897 12 June 2013 116 years, 54 days Japan
11 Gertrude Weaver[2] F 4 July 1898 Living[2] 116 years, 29 days United States
12 Maggie Barnes F 6 March 1882 19 January 1998 115 years, 319 days United States
13 Dina Manfredini F 4 April 1897 17 December 2012 115 years, 257 days United States[a]
14 Christian Mortensen M 16 August 1882 25 April 1998 115 years, 252 days United States[b]
15 Charlotte Hughes F 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days United Kingdom
16 Edna Parker F 20 April 1893 26 November 2008 115 years, 220 days United States
17 Mary Ann Rhodes F 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Canada
18 Margaret Skeete F 27 October 1878 7 May 1994 115 years, 192 days United States
19 Gertrude Baines F 6 April 1894 11 September 2009 115 years, 158 days United States
20 Emiliano Mercado del Toro M 21 August 1891 24 January 2007 115 years, 156 days Puerto Rico
21 Bettie Wilson F 13 September 1890 13 February 2006 115 years, 153 days United States
22 Julie Winnefred Bertrand F 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Canada
23 Maria de Jesus F 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Portugal
24 Susie Gibson F 31 October 1890 16 February 2006 115 years, 108 days United States
25 Augusta Holtz F 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days United States[c]
26 Jeralean Talley[2] F 23 May 1899 Living[2] 115 years, 71 days United States
27 Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper F 29 June 1890 30 August 2005 115 years, 62 days Netherlands
28 Maude Farris-Luse F 21 January 1887 18 March 2002 115 years, 56 days United States
29 Marie Brémont F 25 April 1886 6 June 2001 115 years, 42 days France
30 Susannah Mushatt Jones[2] F 6 July 1899 Living[2] 115 years, 27 days United States
31 Koto Okubo F 24 December 1897 12 January 2013 115 years, 19 days Japan
32 Chiyono Hasegawa F 20 November 1896 2 December 2011 115 years, 12 days Japan
33 Bernice Madigan[2] F 24 July 1899 Living[2] 115 years, 9 days United States
34 Annie Jennings F 12 November 1884 20 November 1999 115 years, 8 days United Kingdom
35 Eva Morris F 8 November 1885 2 November 2000 114 years, 360 days United Kingdom
36 Kama Chinen F 10 May 1895 2 May 2010 114 years, 357 days Japan
37 Maria Gomes Valentim F 9 July 1896 21 June 2011 114 years, 347 days Brazil
38 Mary Bidwell F 19 May 1881 25 April 1996 114 years, 342 days United States
39 Mary Josephine Ray F 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days United States[d]
40 Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes F 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Portugal
41 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan F 31 August 1889 29 May 2004 114 years, 272 days Puerto Rico
42 Eugénie Blanchard F 16 February 1896 4 November 2010 114 years, 261 days France
43 Venere Pizzinato-Papo F 23 November 1896 2 August 2011 114 years, 252 days Italy[e]
44 Neva Morris F 3 August 1895 6 April 2010 114 years, 246 days United States
Emma Morano-Martinuzzi[2] F 29 November 1899 Living[2] 114 years, 246 days Italy
46 Hide Ohira F 15 September 1880 9 May 1995 114 years, 236 days Japan
47 Mathew Beard M 9 July 1870 16 February 1985 114 years, 222 days United States
48 Yone Minagawa F 4 January 1893 13 August 2007 114 years, 221 days Japan
49 María Antonia Castro F 10 June 1881 16 January 1996 114 years, 220 days Spain
50 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
52 Myrtle Dorsey F 22 November 1885 25 June 2000 114 years, 216 days United States
53 Anna Eliza Williams F 2 June 1873 27 December 1987 114 years, 208 days United Kingdom
54 Walter Breuning M 21 September 1896 14 April 2011 114 years, 205 days United States
55 Eunice Sanborn F 20 July 1896 31 January 2011 114 years, 195 days United States
56 Grace Clawson F 15 November 1887 28 May 2002 114 years, 194 days United States[f]
57 Tase Matsunaga F 11 May 1884 18 November 1998 114 years, 191 days Japan
58 Yukichi Chuganji M 23 March 1889 28 September 2003 114 years, 189 days Japan
59 Kame Nakamura F 8 March 1898 12 September 2012 114 years, 188 days Japan
60 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]
63 Mitoyo Kawate F 15 May 1889 13 November 2003 114 years, 182 days Japan
64 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
66 Anne Primout F 5 October 1890 26 March 2005 114 years, 172 days France[i]
67 Ettie Mae Greene F 8 September 1877 26 February 1992 114 years, 171 days United States
68 Irene Frank F 1 October 1881 28 February 1996 114 years, 150 days United States
69 Christina Cock F 25 December 1887 22 May 2002 114 years, 148 days Australia
70 Olivia Patricia Thomas F 29 June 1895 16 November 2009 114 years, 140 days United States
71 Anna Henderson F 5 March 1900 1 July 2014 114 years, 118 days United States
72 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
74 Bettie Chatmon F 30 April 1884 16 August 1998 114 years, 108 days United States
75 Odie Matthews F 28 December 1878 14 April 1993 114 years, 107 days United States
76 Chiyo Shiraishi F 6 August 1895 19 November 2009 114 years, 105 days Japan
77 Asa Takii F 28 April 1884 31 July 1998 114 years, 94 days Japan
78 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
80 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
82 María del Carmen López F 3 April 1883 3 July 1997 114 years, 91 days Spain
83 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
85 Joan Riudavets M 15 December 1889 5 March 2004 114 years, 81 days Spain
86 Antonia Gerena Rivera[2] F 19 May 1900 Living[2] 114 years, 75 days United States[j]
87 Suekiku Miyanaga F 7 April 1884 20 June 1998 114 years, 74 days Japan
88 Shige Hirooka F 16 January 1897 29 March 2011 114 years, 72 days Japan
89 Maggie Renfro F 14 November 1895 22 January 2010 114 years, 69 days United States
90 Emma Tillman F 22 November 1892 28 January 2007 114 years, 67 days United States
Ethel Lang[2] F 27 May 1900 Living[2] 114 years, 67 days United Kingdom
92 Leila Denmark F 1 February 1898 1 April 2012 114 years, 60 days United States
93 Naomi Conner F 30 August 1899 18 October 2013 114 years, 49 days United States
94 Florrie Baldwin F 31 March 1896 8 May 2010 114 years, 38 days United Kingdom
95 Amy Hulmes F 5 October 1887 27 October 2001 114 years, 22 days United Kingdom
96 Grace Thaxton F 18 June 1891 6 July 2005 114 years, 18 days United States
97 Soledad Mexia F 13 August 1899 30 August 2013 114 years, 17 days United States[k]
98 Minnie Ward F 19 November 1885 2 December 1999 114 years, 13 days United States
99 Arbella Ewing F 13 March 1894 22 March 2008 114 years, 9 days United States
100 Catherine Hagel F 28 November 1894 6 December 2008 114 years, 8 days United States

a^ Manfredini was born in Italy.
b^ Mortensen was born in Denmark.
c^ Holtz was born in the German Empire; her birthplace is now in Poland.
d^ Ray was born in Canada.
e^ Pizzinato-Papo was born in Ala, which was then part of Austria-Hungary; it is now 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 now Algeria.
j^ Gerena was born in Puerto Rico.
k^ Mexia was born in Mexico.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verified Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group.