Emma Morano Biography
Birthday: November 29, 1899 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Civiasco, Vercelli
Once regarded as the world’s oldest living person, Emma Morano was an Italian woman who died at the age of 117 years and 137 days. The Italian super centenarian lived through three centuries and was also the last verified living person from the 1800s. Morano was also regarded as one of the five oldest people in the history of the world. In July 2016, Morano earned a place in the ‘Guinness World Records,’ as the oldest living person. In a way, she achieved the feat by doing nothing but surviving through life. She attributes her long life to eating raw eggs daily and not getting involved with a man all her life. It is said that she had fallen in love with a man when she was young but never saw him afterward. At 26, she married another man, only to separate in a few years. Following this, she decided to not give marriage much importance. She also remains to be the oldest Italian person to have ever lived and the second-oldest European after Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment. After Emma’s death, the tag of the world’s oldest living person went to Violet Brown of Jamaica, followed by Nabi Tajima of Japan. However, Tajima, too, died on April 21, 2018, making Chiyo Miyako of Japan, aged 116, the current oldest living person.