The world’s oldest known person, Emma Morano, recently passed away. She was 117 years old. Morano was the last known person born on the planet in the 1800s. She was born on November 29, 1899.
Violet Brown, a 117-year-old Jamaican woman (image), is now the world’s oldest person. She was born on March 10, 1900. The world population has grown by over 5 billion people during her lifetime. When Brown was born, Jamaica was part of the British Empire.
Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. Its capital is Kingston. The famous runner, Usain Bolt, is also from Jamaica.
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The oldest known person who has ever lived was Jeanne Calment, a French woman who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years.
Image Credits: https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM for the image of Violet Brown
Sources: http://www.grg.org, https://www.usatoday.com, CIA World Factbook, https://www.census.gov