Oldest Woman In the World
Jeanne Louise Calment of Arles, France was the world’s longest living person. Jeanne was born on February 21, 1875 and died on August 4, 1997. Her height was 4’11” (1.50m). Jeanne died at the age of 122 in a nursing home in Arles. She lived 122 years and 164 days (44,724 days total).
Jeanne’s name appears in the Guinness Book of World Records. At age 121, she released her two CDs, one in French and another in English titled, Maitresse du Temps (Time’s Mistress). During the end stage, she became blind, she could not hear properly and was confined to a wheelchair but was in high spirits and mentally alert. Interesting fact is that Jeanne smoked cigarettes until the age of 117.
Oldest Woman Alive
There is a Russian woman that claims to be 129 years old as of 2018. Her name is Koku Istambulova. Wikipedia maintains a list of Americans currently above the age of 100.
World’s oldest woman, 129, who says her long life is a punishment from God remembers the one happy day in her life – when she returned home after surviving a Stalin purge in World War Two from JordanPeterson
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