Jean Claude Jacob

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Jean Claude Jacob was a serf from the Jura Mountains, supposedly 120 years old, who was brought from his native place to figure as "dean of the human race" in Paris at the Festival of the Federation of June 1790.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Jacob, Jean Claude". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.