Oldest person

The oldest known living person in the world, Dina Manfredini, an Italian-American woman, died on December 17 at the age of 115 years. She held the title for only 2 weeks.  Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese man, has now taken over the title. Kimura was born on April 19, 1897.

Kimura also holds the title of the “world’s longest-lived verified man in history”.The oldest known person who has ever lived was Jeanne Calment, a  French woman who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years.

Did you know? The world population has grown by over 5 billion people during Kimura’s lifetime!