List of the verified oldest women

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This is a list of the 100 verified oldest women, arranged in descending order, based on each individual's age in years and days. A "year" typically refers to a calendar year, the time between two dates with the same name. However, years may be of different lengths due to the presence or absence of a leap day within the year, or to the conversion of dates from one calendar to another. A supercentenarian is considered 'verified' if his or her claim has been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

The oldest verified person ever was French woman Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122 years, 164 days. There are twelve verified living supercentenarians on this list, the oldest of whom is Japanese woman Misao Okawa, age 116 years, 295 days.

100 verified oldest women

      Deceased       Living

Rank Name Birth date Death date Age (at death,
or as of 25 December 2014)
Place of death
or 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 María Capovilla 14 September 1889 27 August 2006 116 years, 347 days Ecuador
6 Misao Okawa[1] 5 March 1898 Living[1] 116 years, 295 days Japan
7 Tane Ikai 18 January 1879 12 July 1995 116 years, 175 days Japan
8 Gertrude Weaver[1] 4 July 1898 Living[1] 116 years, 174 days United States
9 Elizabeth Bolden 15 August 1890 11 December 2006 116 years, 118 days United States
10 Besse Cooper 26 August 1896 4 December 2012 116 years, 100 days United States
11 Maggie Barnes 6 March 1882 19 January 1998 115 years, 319 days United States
12 Dina Manfredini 4 April 1897 17 December 2012 115 years, 257 days United States[a]
13 Charlotte Hughes 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days United Kingdom
14 Edna Parker 20 April 1893 26 November 2008 115 years, 220 days United States
15 Jeralean Talley[1] 23 May 1899 Living[1] 115 years, 216 days United States
16 Mary Ann Rhodes 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Canada
17 Margaret Skeete 27 October 1878 7 May 1994 115 years, 192 days United States
18 Susannah Mushatt Jones[1] 6 July 1899 Living[1] 115 years, 172 days United States
19 Gertrude Baines 6 April 1894 11 September 2009 115 years, 158 days United States
20 Bernice Madigan[1] 24 July 1899 Living[1] 115 years, 154 days United States
21 Bettie Wilson 13 September 1890 13 February 2006 115 years, 153 days United States
22 Julie Winnefred Bertrand 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Canada
23 Maria de Jesus 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Portugal
24 Susie Gibson 31 October 1890 16 February 2006 115 years, 108 days United States
25 Augusta Holtz 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days United States[b]
26 Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper 29 June 1890 30 August 2005 115 years, 62 days Netherlands
27 Maude Farris-Luse 21 January 1887 18 March 2002 115 years, 56 days United States
28 Marie Brémont 25 April 1886 6 June 2001 115 years, 42 days France
29 Emma Morano-Martinuzzi[1] 29 November 1899 Living[1] 115 years, 26 days Italy
30 Koto Okubo 24 December 1897 12 January 2013 115 years, 19 days Japan
31 Chiyono Hasegawa 20 November 1896 2 December 2011 115 years, 12 days Japan
32 Annie Jennings 12 November 1884 20 November 1999 115 years, 8 days United Kingdom
33 Eva Morris 8 November 1885 2 November 2000 114 years, 360 days United Kingdom
34 Kama Chinen 10 May 1895 2 May 2010 114 years, 357 days Japan
35 Maria Gomes Valentim 9 July 1896 21 June 2011 114 years, 347 days Brazil
36 Mary Bidwell 19 May 1881 25 April 1996 114 years, 342 days United States
37 Mary Josephine Ray 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days United States[c]
38 Violet Brown[1] 10 March 1900 Living[1] 114 years, 290 days Jamaica[d]
39 Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Portugal
40 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan 31 August 1889 29 May 2004 114 years, 272 days Puerto Rico
41 Eugénie Blanchard 16 February 1896 4 November 2010 114 years, 261 days France
42 Venere Pizzinato-Papo 23 November 1896 2 August 2011 114 years, 252 days Italy[e]
43 Neva Morris 3 August 1895 6 April 2010 114 years, 246 days United States
44 Hide Ohira 15 September 1880 9 May 1995 114 years, 236 days Japan
45 Yone Minagawa 4 January 1893 13 August 2007 114 years, 221 days Japan
46 María Antonia Castro 10 June 1881 16 January 1996 114 years, 220 days Spain
Antonia Gerena Rivera[1] 19 May 1900 Living[1] 114 years, 220 days United States[f]
48 Carrie Lazenby 9 February 1882 14 September 1996 114 years, 218 days United States
Ura Koyama 30 August 1890 5 April 2005 114 years, 218 days Japan
50 Myrtle Dorsey 22 November 1885 25 June 2000 114 years, 216 days United States
51 Ethel Lang[1] 27 May 1900 Living[1] 114 years, 212 days United Kingdom
52 Anna Eliza Williams 2 June 1873 27 December 1987 114 years, 208 days United Kingdom
53 Eunice Sanborn 20 July 1896 31 January 2011 114 years, 195 days United States
54 Grace Clawson 15 November 1887 28 May 2002 114 years, 194 days United States[g]
55 Tase Matsunaga 11 May 1884 18 November 1998 114 years, 191 days Japan
56 Kame Nakamura 8 March 1898 12 September 2012 114 years, 188 days Japan
57 Lydie Vellard 18 March 1875 17 September 1989 114 years, 183 days France
Wilhelmina Kott 7 March 1880 6 September 1994 114 years, 183 days United States
Adelina Domingues 19 February 1888 21 August 2002 114 years, 183 days United States[h]
60 Mitoyo Kawate 15 May 1889 13 November 2003 114 years, 182 days Japan
61 Charlotte Benkner 16 November 1889 14 May 2004 114 years, 180 days United States[i]
Camille Loiseau 13 February 1892 12 August 2006 114 years, 180 days France
63 Anne Primout 5 October 1890 26 March 2005 114 years, 172 days France[j]
64 Ettie Mae Greene 8 September 1877 26 February 1992 114 years, 171 days United States
65 Irene Frank 1 October 1881 28 February 1996 114 years, 150 days United States
66 Christina Cock 25 December 1887 22 May 2002 114 years, 148 days Australia[k]
67 Nabi Tajima[1] 4 August 1900 Living[1] 114 years, 143 days Japan
68 Olivia Patricia Thomas 29 June 1895 16 November 2009 114 years, 140 days United States
69 Anna Henderson 5 March 1900 1 July 2014 114 years, 118 days United States
70 Emma Verona Johnston 6 August 1890 1 December 2004 114 years, 117 days United States
Mamie Rearden 7 September 1898 2 January 2013 114 years, 117 days United States
72 Bettie Chatmon 30 April 1884 16 August 1998 114 years, 108 days United States
Blanche Cobb[1] 8 September 1900 Living[1] 114 years, 108 days United States
74 Odie Matthews 28 December 1878 14 April 1993 114 years, 107 days United States
75 Chiyo Shiraishi 6 August 1895 19 November 2009 114 years, 105 days Japan
76 Asa Takii 28 April 1884 31 July 1998 114 years, 94 days Japan
77 Florence Knapp 10 October 1873 11 January 1988 114 years, 93 days United States
Elena Slough 4 July 1889 5 October 2003 114 years, 93 days United States
79 Lucy Jane Askew 8 September 1883 9 December 1997 114 years, 92 days United Kingdom
Mary Anna Boone 10 February 1887 13 May 2001 114 years, 92 days United States
81 María del Carmen López 3 April 1883 3 July 1997 114 years, 91 days Spain
82 Waka Shirahama 23 March 1878 16 June 1992 114 years, 85 days Japan
Delma Kollar 31 October 1897 24 January 2012 114 years, 85 days United States
84 Suekiku Miyanaga 7 April 1884 20 June 1998 114 years, 74 days Japan
85 Shige Hirooka 16 January 1897 29 March 2011 114 years, 72 days Japan
86 Maggie Renfro 14 November 1895 22 January 2010 114 years, 69 days United States
87 Emma Tillman 22 November 1892 28 January 2007 114 years, 67 days United States
Anna Stoehr 15 October 1900 21 December 2014 114 years, 67 days United States
89 Leila Denmark 1 February 1898 1 April 2012 114 years, 60 days United States
90 Goldie Steinberg[1] 30 October 1900 Living[1] 114 years, 56 days United States[l]
91 Naomi Conner 30 August 1899 18 October 2013 114 years, 49 days United States
92 Florrie Baldwin 31 March 1896 8 May 2010 114 years, 38 days United Kingdom
93 Amy Hulmes 5 October 1887 27 October 2001 114 years, 22 days United Kingdom
94 Grace Thaxton 18 June 1891 6 July 2005 114 years, 18 days United States
95 Soledad Mexia 13 August 1899 30 August 2013 114 years, 17 days United States[m]
96 Minnie Ward 19 November 1885 2 December 1999 114 years, 13 days United States
97 Arbella Ewing 13 March 1894 22 March 2008 114 years, 9 days United States
98 Catherine Hagel 28 November 1894 6 December 2008 114 years, 8 days United States
99 Marie-Thérèse Bardet 2 June 1898 8 June 2012 114 years, 6 days France
100 Virginia Dighero 24 December 1891 28 December 2005 114 years, 4 days Italy

a^ Manfredini was born in Italy.
b^ Holtz was born in the Province of Posen, which was then in the German Empire; it is now in Poland.
c^ Ray was born in Canada.
d^ Brown was born in Jamaica, then a British colony.
e^ Pizzinato-Papo was born in Ala, which was then in Austria-Hungary; it is now in Italy.
f^ Clawson was born in the United Kingdom.
g^ Gerena was born in Puerto Rico.
h^ Domingues was born in Cape Verde, at that time a colony of Portugal.
i^ Benkner was born in Germany.
j^ Primout was born in French Algeria, then a colony of France, now an independent country.
k^ Cock was born in the former British colony Victoria, which is now part of Australia.
l^ Steinberg was born in Kishinev, which was then a part of the Russian Empire; it is now the capital of Moldova.
m^ Mexia was born in Mexico.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group.