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# Oldest Person

Last year
# aim high
French nun sets sights on beating record for oldest person to ever live
Sister André is now the oldest person alive at age 118 following the death of Japan’s Kane Tanaka, aged 119.
All time
# guinness world record
116-year-old woman in Japan declared world's oldest person
Kane Tanaka was born on 2 January 1903.
# Japan
World's oldest person dies at 117
Nabi Tajima was born on 4 August 1900.
# Jamaica
The son of the world's new oldest person has died aged 97
Jamaican Violet Brown (117) is now the world’s oldest person after the death of Italian Emma Morano.
# eggs and cookies
The last person alive born in the 1800s celebrates her birthday today
Emma Morano, the oldest person in the world, has turned 117. She has lived alone since leaving an abusive husband in 1938.
# life less ordinary
The world's oldest person has died at the age of 116
Jeralean Talley was born in Montrose, Georgia on 23 May 1899.
# guinness world record
Two of the oldest people in the world now live in Japan
Sakari Momoi, a former high school principal born on February 5, 1903 is now recognised as the world’s oldest man.
# 116
World's oldest person dies in US aged 116
Guinness World Records gave Besse Cooper the distinction of being the oldest living human in January 2011.
# Japan
Family arrested after 'oldest man' in Tokyo found dead
Daughter and granddaughter suspected of theft.
# Japan
Tokyo's 'oldest man' was dead for 30 years
Grim discovery made as city records were updated.