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World's Oldest Person, Last Person Born In The 1800s Died At The Age Of 117

Apr 16, 2017 05:49 AM EDT


Emma Morano, the last person born in 1800 died at the age of 117. Emma is the world's oldest person recorded.

The world's oldest person, Emma Morano had died at the age of 117, Independent reported. Morano was the last person who was born in the year 1800s. She thanked her long life was due to her single status as well as her diet.

Morano, the world's oldest person was born on November 29, 1899, and died while sitting in her armchair in her home at Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Italy. According to BBC, Morano's life over the 117 years had been very dramatic, she spent it in three countries, live in the wars, she had survived an abusive marriage and the loss of her only son.

Being the world's oldest person, Emma Morano witnessed the World War I and World War II, and 90 Italian governments. She thanked her long life, though eating eggs every day as her diet as well as being single.

She ate several eggs every day, and sometimes, she ate it raw, though her doctor does not recommend it. On her statement on the Agence-France Presse taken last September, Morano said, "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth."

Dr. Carlo Bava, the doctor of Emma Morano, visited her almost every day and said that her condition was normal except several days ago before her death. Dr. Bava also said that the world's oldest person slowly faded away.

She preferred being single for long years after leaving her abusive husband in 1938, though she had many suitors. She even told once that she avoided eating meat for it causes cancer. Another reason why she maintained a long life and good health for 117 years is being vegetarian.

Her genetics even played a major role on her part as being the world's oldest person who lived. It's because Emma Morano's sister died at the age of 100 and her mother at 91-years-old. Now Morano is gone, Violet Brown from Jamaica is now taking the title as the World's Oldest Person who was born on March 10, 1900.

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