Jeanne Calment

French supercentenarian with the longest documented human lifespan (1875–1997) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jeanne Louise Calment (French: [ʒan lwiz kalmɑ̃] (listen); 21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian and the oldest human whose age is documented, with a lifespan of 122 years and 164 days.[1] Her longevity attracted media attention and medical studies of her health and lifestyle. She is the only person verified to have lived to the age of 120 and beyond.

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Jeanne Calment
Calment celebrating her 121st birthday in 1996
Jeanne Louise Calment

(1875-02-21)21 February 1875
Died(1997-08-04)4 August 1997
(aged 122 years, 164 days)
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Known for
  • Longest documented human lifespan – since 12 May 1990
  • Oldest living person (11 January 1988 – 4 August 1997)
Fernand Calment
(m. 1896; died 1942)
Children1: Yvonne (1898–1934)

According to census records, Calment outlived both her daughter and grandson.[2] In January 1988, she was widely reported to have been the oldest living person, and in 1995, at age 120, was declared the oldest person to have lived.[3]