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The World's Oldest Fully
Authenticated Supercentenarians (2024)

  1. 119 years, 107 days : Kane Tanaka (Japan) Jan. 02, 1903 - Apr. 19, 2022

  2. 119 years, 097 days : Sarah Knauss (U.S. (PA)) Sept. 24, 1880 - Dec. 30, 1999

  3. 118 years, 340 days : Lucile Randon (France) Feb. 11, 1904 - Jan. 17, 2023

  4. 117 years, 260 days : Nabi Tajima (Japan) Aug 04, 1900 - Apr. 21, 2018

  5. 117 years, 230 days : Marie-Louise Meilleur (Canada (QUE)) Aug. 29, 1880 - Apr. 16, 1998

  6. 117 years, 189 days : Violet Brown (Jamaica) Mar. 10, 1900 - Sept. 15, 2017

  7. 117 years, 137 days : Emma Morano (Italy) Nov. 29, 1899 - Apr. 15, 2017

  8. 117 years, 81 days : Chiyo Miyako (Japan) May 02, 1901 - July 22, 2018

  9. 117 years, 66 days : Delphia Welford (United States) Sept. 9 1875 - Nov. 14, 1992

  10. 117 years, 27 days : Misao Okawa (Japan) Mar. 05, 1898 - Apr. 01, 2015

  11. 116 years, 349 days : Francisca Celsa dos Santos (Brazil) Oct. 21 1904 - Oct. 5, 2021.

  12. 116 years, 347 days : Maria Esther Capovilla (Ecuador) Sept. 14, 1889 - Aug. 27, 2006

  13. 116 years, 330+ days : Maria Branyas (Spain) Mar. 4 1907 - fl. Feb. 2024

  14. 116 years, 311 days : Susannah Mushatt Jones (United States) July 6, 1899 - May 12, 2016

  15. 116 years, 276 days : Gertrude Weaver (United States) July 4, 1898 - Apr. 6, 2015

  16. 116 years, 224 days : Antonia da Santa Cruz (Brazil) June 13, 1905 - Jan. 23, 2022

  17. 116 years, 175 days : Tane Ikai (Japan) Jan. 18, 1879 - July 12, 1995

  18. 116 years, 128 days : Jeanne Bot (France) Jan. 14, 1905 - May 22, 2021

  19. 116 years, 118 days : Elizabeth Bolden (United States) Aug. 5 1890 - Dec. 11, 2006

  20. 116 years, 100 days : Besse Cooper (United States) Aug. 6, 1894 - Dec. 4, 2012

[Note: Even discounting the contested Calment case, this list of the oldest supercentenarians ever, all female, is almost certainly incomplete. But no human in history has yet indisputably survived into their thirteenth decade, or even lived to be 120. Maximum human longevity has plateaued out.]

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