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These are lists of the 100 known verified oldest women and men sorted in descending order by age in years and days.[a]

The oldest person ever whose age has been independently verified is Jeanne Calment (1875–1997) of France, who lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days.[b] The oldest verified man ever is Jiroemon Kimura (1897–2013) of Japan, who lived to the age of 116 years and 54 days.

The oldest known living person is Maria Branyas of Spain (born in the USA), aged 117 years, 42 days.[5] The oldest known living man is John Tinniswood of the United Kingdom, aged 111 years, 233 days.[6] The 100 oldest women have, on average, lived several years longer than the 100 oldest men.

100 verified oldest women

The list includes supercentenarians validated by organisations specialising in extreme age verification such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG),[5][7][8][9] with, in some cases, press coverage as a supplementary source.

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name Birth date Death date Age Place of death
or residence
01 Jeanne Calment[10] 21 February 1875 4 August 1997 122 years, 164 days[b] France
02 Kane Tanaka[8] 2 January 1903 19 April 2022[11] 119 years, 107 days Japan
03 Sarah Knauss[12] 24 September 1880 30 December 1999 119 years, 97 days United States
04 Lucile Randon[13] 11 February 1904 17 January 2023[14] 118 years, 340 days France
05 Nabi Tajima[8] 4 August 1900 21 April 2018 117 years, 260 days Japan
06 Marie-Louise Meilleur[15] 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Canada
07 Violet Brown[8] 10 March 1900 15 September 2017 117 years, 189 days Jamaica
08 Emma Morano[8][16] 29 November 1899 15 April 2017 117 years, 137 days Italy
09 Chiyo Miyako[8][17] 2 May 1901 22 July 2018[18] 117 years, 81 days Japan
10 Delphia Welford[7] 9 September 1875 14 November 1992 117 years, 66 days United States
11 Maria Branyas[5] 4 March 1907 Living 117 years, 42 days Spain[c]
12 Misao Okawa[8] 5 March 1898 1 April 2015 117 years, 27 days Japan
13 Francisca Celsa dos Santos[8] 21 October 1904 5 October 2021 116 years, 349 days Brazil
14 María Capovilla[19] 14 September 1889 27 August 2006 116 years, 347 days Ecuador
15 Susannah Mushatt Jones[8] 6 July 1899 12 May 2016 116 years, 311 days United States
16 Gertrude Weaver[8] 4 July 1898 6 April 2015 116 years, 276 days United States
17 Fusa Tatsumi[13] 25 April 1907 12 December 2023[20] 116 years, 231 days Japan
18 Antonia da Santa Cruz[8] 13 June 1905 23 January 2022 116 years, 224 days Brazil
19 Tane Ikai[21] 18 January 1879 12 July 1995 116 years, 175 days Japan
20 Jeanne Bot[8] 14 January 1905 22 May 2021[22] 116 years, 128 days France
21 Elizabeth Bolden[23] 15 August 1890 11 December 2006 116 years, 118 days United States
22 Besse Cooper[24] 26 August 1896 4 December 2012 116 years, 100 days United States
23 Maria Giuseppa Robucci[8] 20 March 1903 18 June 2019[25] 116 years, 90 days Italy
24 Tekla Juniewicz[8] 10 June 1906 19 August 2022 116 years, 70 days Poland[d]
25 Ana María Vela Rubio[8] 29 October 1901 15 December 2017 116 years, 47 days Spain
26 Giuseppina Projetto[8] 30 May 1902 6 July 2018 116 years, 37 days Italy
27 Jeralean Talley[8] 23 May 1899 17 June 2015 116 years, 25 days United States
28 Edith Ceccarelli[26] 5 February 1908 22 February 2024[27] 116 years, 17 days United States
29 Shigeyo Nakachi[8] 1 February 1905 11 January 2021 115 years, 345 days Japan
30 Tomiko Itooka[5] 23 May 1908 Living 115 years, 328 days Japan
31 Maggie Barnes[28][e] 6 March 1882 19 January 1998 115 years, 319 days United States
32 Inah Canabarro Lucas[5] 8 June 1908 Living 115 years, 312 days Brazil
33 Dina Manfredini[9] 4 April 1897 17 December 2012 115 years, 257 days United States[f]
34 Shimoe Akiyama[8] 19 May 1903 29 January 2019 115 years, 255 days Japan
35 Hester Ford[8] 15 August 1905 17 April 2021 115 years, 245 days United States
36 Charlotte Hughes[29] 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days United Kingdom
37 Edna Parker[30] 20 April 1893 26 November 2008 115 years, 220 days United States
38 Mary Ann Rhodes[31] 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Canada
39 Anonymous of Tokyo[8] 15 March 1900 27 September 2015 115 years, 196 days Japan
40 Margaret Skeete[32] 27 October 1878 7 May 1994 115 years, 192 days United States
41 Bernice Madigan[8] 24 July 1899 3 January 2015[33] 115 years, 163 days United States
42 Gertrude Baines[34] 6 April 1894 11 September 2009 115 years, 158 days United States
43 Bettie Wilson[35] 13 September 1890 13 February 2006 115 years, 153 days United States
44 Shin Matsushita[8] 30 March 1904 27 August 2019 115 years, 150 days Japan
45 Iris Westman[8] 28 August 1905 3 January 2021[36] 115 years, 128 days United States
46 Julie Winnefred Bertrand[37] 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Canada
47 Maria de Jesus[38] 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Portugal
48 Marie-Josephine Gaudette[8] 25 March 1902 13 July 2017[39] 115 years, 110 days Italy[g]
49 Susie Gibson[40] 31 October 1890 16 February 2006 115 years, 108 days United States
Thelma Sutcliffe[8] 1 October 1906 17 January 2022 United States
51 Edna Kern[41] 14 October 1900 20 January 2016 115 years, 98 days United States
52 Casilda Benegas Gallego[8] 8 April 1907 28 June 2022[42] 115 years, 81 days Argentina[h]
53 Augusta Holtz[43] 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days United States[i]
54 Valentine Ligny[8] 22 October 1906 4 January 2022 115 years, 74 days France
55 Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper[44] 29 June 1890 30 August 2005 115 years, 62 days Netherlands
56 Bessie Hendricks[13] 7 November 1907 3 January 2023[45] 115 years, 57 days United States
57 Mina Kitagawa[8] 3 November 1905 19 December 2020 115 years, 46 days Japan
58 Marie Brémont[46] 25 April 1886 6 June 2001 115 years, 42 days France
59 Yoshi Otsunari[8] 17 December 1906 26 January 2022 115 years, 40 days Japan
60 Maud Farris-Luse[47] 21 February 1887 18 March 2002[48] 115 years, 25 days United States
61 Koto Okubo[49] 24 December 1897 12 January 2013 115 years, 19 days Japan
62 Antonia Gerena Rivera[8] 19 May 1900 2 June 2015 115 years, 14 days United States[j]
63 Chiyono Hasegawa[50] 20 November 1896 2 December 2011 115 years, 12 days Japan
64 Annie Jennings[51] 12 November 1884 20 November 1999 115 years, 8 days United Kingdom
65 Anonymous of Hyōgo[8] 29 April 1907 30 April 2022 115 years, 1 day Japan
66 Eva Morris[52] 8 November 1885 2 November 2000 114 years, 360 days United Kingdom
67 Kama Chinen[53] 10 May 1895 2 May 2010 114 years, 357 days Japan
68 Mary Bidwell[54] 9 May 1881 25 April 1996[55] 114 years, 352 days United States
69 Sofia Rojas[8] 13 August 1907 30 July 2022 114 years, 351 days Colombia
70 Maria Gomes Valentim[56] 9 July 1896 21 June 2011 114 years, 347 days Brazil
71 Hazel Plummer[13] 19 June 1908 25 May 2023[57] 114 years, 340 days United States
72 Ophelia Burks[7] 25 October 1903 27 September 2018 114 years, 337 days United States
73 Kahoru Furuya[8] 18 February 1908 25 December 2022[58] 114 years, 310 days Japan
74 Mary Josephine Ray[59] 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days United States[k]
75 Goldie Steinberg[8][60] 30 October 1900 16 August 2015[61] 114 years, 290 days United States[l]
76 Kiyoko Ishiguro[8] 4 March 1901 5 December 2015 114 years, 276 days Japan
77 Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[9] 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Portugal
Eudoxie Baboul[8] 1 October 1901 1 July 2016 France (French Guiana)
79 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias Jordan[62] 1 September 1889 29 May 2004[63] 114 years, 271 days Puerto Rico
Yukie Hino[8] 17 April 1902 13 January 2017 Japan
81 Delphine Gibson[8] 17 August 1903 9 May 2018 114 years, 265 days United States
Elizabeth Francis[5] 25 July 1909 Living 114 years, 265 days United States
83 Eugénie Blanchard[64] 16 February 1896 4 November 2010 114 years, 261 days France (Saint Barthélemy)
84 Mary Royster[65] 15 April 1875 28 December 1989 114 years, 257 days United States
85 Venere Pizzinato[9] 23 November 1896 2 August 2011 114 years, 252 days Italy[m]
86 Neva Morris[66] 3 August 1895 6 April 2010 114 years, 246 days United States
87 Ethel Caterham[5] 21 August 1909 Living 114 years, 238 days United Kingdom
88 Hide Ohira[9] 15 September 1880 9 May 1995 114 years, 236 days Japan
89 Blanche Cobb[8][67] 8 September 1900 1 May 2015[68] 114 years, 235 days United States
90 Ethel Lang[8] 27 May 1900 15 January 2015 114 years, 233 days United Kingdom
91 Mila Mangold[8] 14 November 1907 2 July 2022[69] 114 years, 230 days United States
92 Okagi Hayashi[5] 2 September 1909 Living 114 years, 226 days Japan
93 Yone Minagawa[70] 4 January 1893 13 August 2007 114 years, 221 days Japan
94 María Antonia Castro[9][71] 10 June 1881 16 January 1996 114 years, 220 days Spain
95 Myrtle Dorsey[72] 20 November 1885 25 June 2000[73] 114 years, 218 days United States
Ura Koyama[74] 30 August 1890 5 April 2005 Japan
97 Yoshi Baba[8] 3 June 1907 4 January 2022[75] 114 years, 215 days Japan
98 Iso Nakamura[8] 23 April 1903 23 November 2017 114 years, 214 days Japan
99 Faustina Sarmiento-Pupo[8] 15 February 1905 16 September 2019 114 years, 213 days Cuba
100 Cecile Klein[8] 15 June 1907 13 January 2022 114 years, 212 days Canada
  1. ^ The exact lifespan of people listed with the same number of years and days may differ because of leap days that occurred during their lifetime.
  2. ^ a b Calment's case was disputed in a Russian study posted online in 2018,[1][2] and a followup paper published in January 2019,[3] although other researchers have dismissed this on the basis of extensive prior research into Calment's life.[4]
  3. ^ Branyas was born in the United States.
  4. ^ Juniewicz was born in Krupsko near Lviv, then in Austria-Hungary, now in Ukraine.
  5. ^ May have been older (116 or 117); possibly born in 1881 or 1880.
  6. ^ Manfredini was born in Italy.
  7. ^ Gaudette was born in the United States.
  8. ^ Benegas Gallego was born in Paraguay.
  9. ^ Holtz was born in the German Empire; her birthplace is now in Poland.
  10. ^ Gerena Rivera was born in Puerto Rico.
  11. ^ Ray was born in Canada.
  12. ^ Steinberg was born in Chișinău, then part of the Russian Empire, now the capital of Moldova.
  13. ^ Pizzinato was born in Ala, then part of Austria-Hungary, now in Italy.

100 verified oldest men

The list includes supercentenarians validated by an organisation specialising in extreme age verification such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG),[5][8][9] with, in some cases, press coverage as a supplementary source.

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name[a] Birth date Death date Age Place of death
or residence
01 Jiroemon Kimura 19 April 1897 12 June 2013 116 years, 54 days Japan
02 Christian Mortensen 16 August 1882 25 April 1998 115 years, 252 days United States[b]
03 Emiliano Mercado del Toro 21 August 1891 24 January 2007 115 years, 156 days Puerto Rico
04 Juan Vicente Pérez[26] 27 May 1909 2 April 2024[76] 114 years, 311 days Venezuela
05 Walter Breuning 21 September 1896 14 April 2011 114 years, 205 days United States
06 Yukichi Chuganji 23 March 1889 28 September 2003 114 years, 189 days Japan
07 Joan Riudavets Moll 15 December 1889 5 March 2004 114 years, 81 days Spain
08 Fred Harold Hale Sr. 1 December 1890 19 November 2004 113 years, 354 days United States
09 Israel Kristal[8] 15 September 1903 11 August 2017 113 years, 330 days Israel[c]
10 Efraín Antonio Ríos García[77] 4 April 1910 11 January 2024[78] 113 years, 282 days Colombia
11 Johnson Parks 15 October 1884 17 July 1998 113 years, 275 days United States
12 Tomoji Tanabe 18 September 1895 19 June 2009 113 years, 274 days Japan
13 John Ingram McMorran 19 June 1889 24 February 2003 113 years, 250 days United States
14 Masazō Nonaka[8] 25 July 1905 20 January 2019 113 years, 179 days Japan
15 Mauro Ambriz Tapia[79] 21 November 1897 18 April 2011 113 years, 148 days Mexico
16 Frederick Frazier 27 January 1880 14 June 1993 113 years, 138 days United States
17 Eusebio Quintero López[80] 6 March 1910 16 July 2023[81] 113 years, 132 days Colombia
18 James Sisnett 22 February 1900 23 May 2013 113 years, 90 days Barbados[d]
Wenceslao Leyva González[82] 28 September 1903 27 December 2016 Mexico
20 Domingo Villa Avisencio[83] 26 August 1906 3 November 2019 113 years, 69 days Mexico
21 Walter Richardson 7 November 1885 25 December 1998 113 years, 48 days United States
22 Francisco Núñez Olivera[8] 13 December 1904 29 January 2018 113 years, 47 days Spain
23 Henry Allingham 6 June 1896 18 July 2009 113 years, 42 days United Kingdom
24 Emilio Flores Márquez[84] 8 August 1908 12 August 2021[85] 113 years, 4 days Puerto Rico
25 Chitetsu Watanabe[8][86] 5 March 1907 23 February 2020 112 years, 355 days Japan
26 Antonio Todde 22 January 1889 3 January 2002 112 years, 346 days Italy
27 Saturnino de la Fuente García[87] 11 February 1909 18 January 2022[88] 112 years, 341 days Spain
28 Moses Hardy 6 January 1894 7 December 2006 112 years, 335 days United States
29 Yasutaro Koide[8] 13 March 1903 19 January 2016[89] 112 years, 312 days Japan
30 John Evans 19 August 1877 10 June 1990 112 years, 295 days United Kingdom
31 Richard Arvin Overton[8] 11 May 1906 27 December 2018 112 years, 230 days United States
32 Delio Venturotti[90] 25 October 1909 1 June 2022[91] 112 years, 219 days Brazil[e]
33 Denzō Ishizaki[92][f] 2 October 1886 29 April 1999 112 years, 209 days Japan
34 George Francis 6 June 1896 27 December 2008 112 years, 204 days United States
35 Josep Armengol 23 July 1881 20 January 1994 112 years, 181 days Spain
36 Giovanni Frau 29 December 1890 19 June 2003 112 years, 172 days Italy
37 John Painter 20 September 1888 1 March 2001 112 years, 162 days United States
38 Marcel Meys[95] 12 July 1909 15 December 2021 112 years, 156 days France
39 Masamitsu Yoshida[8] 30 May 1904 29 October 2016 112 years, 152 days Japan
40 Sakari Momoi[8] 5 February 1903 5 July 2015 112 years, 150 days Japan
41 Gisaburō Sonobe[26] 6 November 1911 31 March 2024[96] 112 years, 146 days Japan
42 Alphaeus Philemon Cole 12 July 1876 25 November 1988 112 years, 136 days United States
43 Augusto Moreira 6 October 1896 13 February 2009 112 years, 130 days Portugal
44 George Johnson 1 May 1894 30 August 2006 112 years, 121 days United States
Mikizō Ueda[97] 11 May 1910 9 September 2022[98] Japan
46 Lawrence Brooks[99] 12 September 1909 5 January 2022 112 years, 115 days United States
47 Salustiano Sanchez 8 June 1901 13 September 2013 112 years, 97 days United States[g]
48 CP Crawford[8] 25 August 1907 23 November 2019 112 years, 90 days United States
49 Jorge Durán Coral[100] 23 April 1909 21 July 2021 112 years, 89 days Mexico
50 Yoshikazu Yamashita[8] 10 April 1907 7 July 2019 112 years, 88 days Japan
51 Gengan Tonaki 30 October 1884 24 January 1997 112 years, 86 days Japan
52 Robert Weighton[8][101] 29 March 1908 28 May 2020 112 years, 60 days United Kingdom
53 Tadanosuke Hashimoto 27 April 1891 31 May 2003 112 years, 34 days Japan
54 Kumekichi Tani 20 April 1891 12 May 2003 112 years, 22 days Japan
55 Ernest Peronneau[102] 7 March 1902 26 March 2014 112 years, 19 days United States
56 James Wiggins 15 October 1879 16 October 1991 112 years, 1 day United States
57 George Feldman[103] 2 December 1906 2 December 2018[104] 112 years, 0 days United States
58 Tsunahei Ogawa[105] 9 January 1907 4 January 2019 111 years, 360 days Japan
59 Arturo Licata 2 May 1902 24 April 2014 111 years, 357 days Italy
60 Walter H. Seward 13 October 1896 14 September 2008 111 years, 337 days United States
61 Faustino Vargas Pérez[106] 27 September 1896 20 August 2008 111 years, 328 days Costa Rica
62 Maurice Floquet 25 December 1894 10 November 2006 111 years, 320 days France
63 Valerio Piroddi[107] 13 November 1905 18 September 2017 111 years, 309 days Italy
64 Shigeru Nakamura[108] 11 January 1911 15 November 2022 111 years, 308 days Japan
65 Arthur Nash[109] 7 January 1885 4 November 1996 111 years, 302 days Canada[h]
66 James McCoubrey 13 September 1901 5 July 2013 111 years, 295 days United States[i]
67 Ezra Hill[110] 19 December 1910 4 October 2022[111] 111 years, 289 days United States
68 John Mosley Turner 15 June 1856 21 March 1968 111 years, 280 days United Kingdom
69 Hermann Dörnemann 27 May 1893 2 March 2005 111 years, 279 days Germany
70 Antonio Urrea 18 February 1888 15 November 1999 111 years, 270 days Spain
71 Choki Miyagi[8] 15 November 1904 7 August 2016 111 years, 266 days Japan
72 Reuben Sinclair[112] 5 December 1911 27 August 2023[113] 111 years, 265 days Canada
73 Arthur Carter 5 October 1889 11 June 2001 111 years, 249 days United States
74 Santos Hildebrando Rivas García[114] 17 August 1911 17 April 2023 111 years, 243 days El Salvador
75 Jan Machiel Reyskens 11 May 1878 7 January 1990 111 years, 241 days Netherlands[j]
76 John Tinniswood[5] 26 August 1912 Living 111 years, 233 days United Kingdom
77 Tōichi Sasaki[115] 4 September 1905 20 April 2017 111 years, 228 days Japan
78 Joe Thomas 1 May 1875 14 December 1986 111 years, 227 days United States
79 André Boite[116] 6 December 1910 15 July 2022 111 years, 221 days France
80 Dumitru Comănescu[84] 21 November 1908 27 June 2020 111 years, 219 days Romania
81 André Ludwig[26] 6 June 1912 7 January 2024[117] 111 years, 215 days France
82 James Zackry 15 August 1881 14 March 1993 111 years, 211 days United States
83 Tanekichi Onishi 15 February 1900 11 September 2011 111 years, 208 days Japan
84 Kiyoshi Igarashi 2 August 1897 23 February 2009 111 years, 205 days Japan
Lester Townsend[118] 31 March 1908 22 October 2019[119] United States
86 Herman Smith-Johannsen 15 June 1875 5 January 1987 111 years, 204 days Norway
87 Ernest Pusey 5 May 1895 19 November 2006 111 years, 198 days United States
88 Albano Andrade[120][121] 14 December 1909 29 June 2021[122] 111 years, 197 days Portugal
89 Dexter Kruger[123] 13 January 1910 20 July 2021 111 years, 188 days Australia
90 Thomas Nelson Sr. 8 July 1895 9 January 2007 111 years, 185 days United States
91 Jokichi Ikarashi 26 January 1902 23 July 2013 111 years, 178 days Japan
92 Earl Brush 17 July 1893 10 January 2005 111 years, 177 days United States
Manuel Benavente Sanhueza[124] 25 September 1909 21 March 2021 Chile
94 Francisco Juárez Iglesias[125] 8 May 1911 25 October 2022 111 years, 170 days Mexico
95 Antonio de Castro 6 January 1898 22 June 2009 111 years, 167 days Portugal
96 Sukesaburo Nakanishi 15 March 1896 22 August 2007 111 years, 160 days Japan
97 Luther Goding 1 July 1884 5 December 1995 111 years, 157 days United States
98 Jan Pieter Bos 12 July 1891 15 December 2002 111 years, 156 days Netherlands
99 Émile Fourcade 29 July 1884 29 December 1995 111 years, 153 days France[k]
100 Benjamin Harrison Holcomb 3 July 1889 2 December 2000 111 years, 152 days United States
  1. ^ All entries are sourced to GRG "table B" dated 1 January 2015, unless otherwise noted.[9]
  2. ^ Mortensen was born in Denmark.
  3. ^ Kristal was born in Maleniec, then part of the Russian Empire, now in Poland.
  4. ^ Sisnett was born in Barbados, which was at the time of his birth part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands; it is now an independent country.
  5. ^ Venturotti was born in Italy.
  6. ^ Although the Gerontology Research Group verified Ishizaki's birth date as 20 October 1886, he claimed himself to be born in 1884 and asserted that his birth record was "delayed by two years".[93] LongeviQuest subsequently determined Ishizaki was born 18 days earlier than previously believed, based on family records.[94]
  7. ^ Sanchez was born in Spain.
  8. ^ Nash was born in the United Kingdom.
  9. ^ McCoubrey was born in Newfoundland, then a separate British colony, now part of Canada.
  10. ^ Reyskens was born in Belgium, lived (from 1897) and died in the Netherlands, but never obtained Dutch citizenship.
  11. ^ Fourcade was born in colonial Algeria, and moved to metropolitan France after Algeria obtained independence.

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