These Are The Oldest People To Have Ever Lived
At the grand old age of 118, Lucile Randon died last week, passing on the crown of oldest living person to the U.S.-born Spanish woman Maria Branyas Morera - born in 1907 and now 115 years old.
“Order, tranquility, good connection with family and friends, contact with nature, emotional stability, no worries, no regrets, lots of positivity and staying away from toxic people” is what Branyas credits with her longevity, according to the Guinness site.
“I think longevity is also about being lucky,” Branyas said, Guinness officials added. “Luck and good genetics.”
María Branyas Morera was born in California and moved back to Spain when she was eight.
As Statista's Martin Armstrong shows in the Infographic below however, the oldest person to ever live was the French Jeanne Calment who was 122 years and 164 days old when she died in 1997.
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A database maintained by the Gerontology Research Group reveals that France and Japan have produced the largest share of the world's oldest supercentenarians.
Women invariably dominate the top end of the list, too.
The oldest man to have ever lived, Japan's Jiroemon Kimura, was 116 when he died in 2013.