List of the verified oldest people in the World

WorldList of the verified oldest people in the World
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List of the verified oldest people in the World. These are lists of the 100 known verified oldest people sorted in descending order by age in years and days.

The oldest person ever whose age has been independently verified is Jeanne Calment (1875–1997) of France, who lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days. The oldest verified man ever is Jiroemon Kimura (1897–2013) of Japan, who lived to the age of 116 years and 54 days.

The oldest known living person is Maria Branyas of Spain, aged 116 years, 341 days. The oldest known living man is Juan Vicente Pérez of Venezuela, aged 114 years, 257 days. The 100 oldest women have, on average, lived several years longer than the 100 oldest men.

100 verified oldest women

The list includes supercentenarians validated by organisations specialising in extreme age verification such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), with, in some cases, press coverage as a supplementary source.

RankNameBirth dateDeath dateAgePlace of death
or residence
1Jeanne Calment[9]21 February 18754 August 1997122 years, 164 days[b]France
2Kane Tanaka[7]2 January 190319 April 2022[10]119 years, 107 daysJapan
3Sarah Knauss[11]24 September 188030 December 1999119 years, 97 daysUnited States
4Lucile Randon[12]11 February 190417 January 2023[13]118 years, 340 daysFrance
5Nabi Tajima[7]4 August 190021 April 2018117 years, 260 daysJapan
6Marie-Louise Meilleur[14]29 August 188016 April 1998117 years, 230 daysCanada
7Violet Brown[7]10 March 190015 September 2017117 years, 189 daysJamaica
8Emma Morano[7][15]29 November 189915 April 2017117 years, 137 daysItaly
9Chiyo Miyako[7][16]2 May 190122 July 2018[17]117 years, 81 daysJapan
10Delphia Welford[6]9 September 187514 November 1992117 years, 66 daysUnited States
11Misao Okawa[7]5 March 18981 April 2015117 years, 27 daysJapan
12Francisca Celsa dos Santos[7]21 October 19045 October 2021116 years, 349 daysBrazil
13María Capovilla[18]14 September 188927 August 2006116 years, 347 daysEcuador
14Maria Branyas[5]4 March 1907Living116 years, 341 daysSpain[c]
15Susannah Mushatt Jones[7]6 July 189912 May 2016116 years, 311 daysUnited States
16Gertrude Weaver[7]4 July 18986 April 2015116 years, 276 daysUnited States
17Fusa Tatsumi[12]25 April 190712 December 2023[19]116 years, 231 daysJapan
18Antonia da Santa Cruz[7]13 June 190523 January 2022116 years, 224 daysBrazil
19Tane Ikai[20]18 January 187912 July 1995116 years, 175 daysJapan
20Jeanne Bot[7]14 January 190522 May 2021[21]116 years, 128 daysFrance
21Elizabeth Bolden[22]15 August 189011 December 2006116 years, 118 daysUnited States
22Besse Cooper[23]26 August 18964 December 2012116 years, 100 daysUnited States
23Maria Giuseppa Robucci[7]20 March 190318 June 2019[24]116 years, 90 daysItaly
24Tekla Juniewicz[7]10 June 190619 August 2022116 years, 70 daysPoland[d]
25Ana María Vela Rubio[7]29 October 190115 December 2017116 years, 47 daysSpain
26Giuseppina Projetto[7]30 May 19026 July 2018116 years, 37 daysItaly
27Jeralean Talley[7]23 May 189917 June 2015116 years, 25 daysUnited States
28Edith Ceccarelli[5]5 February 1908Living116 years, 3 daysUnited States
29Shigeyo Nakachi[7]1 February 190511 January 2021115 years, 345 daysJapan
30Maggie Barnes[25][e]6 March 188219 January 1998115 years, 319 daysUnited States
31Tomiko Itooka[5]23 May 1908Living115 years, 261 daysJapan
32Dina Manfredini[8]4 April 189717 December 2012115 years, 257 daysUnited States[f]
33Shimoe Akiyama[7]19 May 190329 January 2019115 years, 255 daysJapan
34Hester Ford[7]15 August 190517 April 2021115 years, 245 daysUnited States
Inah Canabarro Lucas[5]8 June 1908Living115 years, 245 daysBrazil
36Charlotte Hughes[26]1 August 187717 March 1993115 years, 228 daysUnited Kingdom
37Edna Parker[27]20 April 189326 November 2008115 years, 220 daysUnited States
38Mary Ann Rhodes[28]12 August 18823 March 1998115 years, 203 daysCanada
39Anonymous of Tokyo[7]15 March 190027 September 2015115 years, 196 daysJapan
40Margaret Skeete[29]27 October 18787 May 1994115 years, 192 daysUnited States
41Bernice Madigan[7]24 July 18993 January 2015[30]115 years, 163 daysUnited States
42Gertrude Baines[31]6 April 189411 September 2009115 years, 158 daysUnited States
43Bettie Wilson[32]13 September 189013 February 2006115 years, 153 daysUnited States
44Shin Matsushita[7]30 March 190427 August 2019115 years, 150 daysJapan
45Iris Westman[7]28 August 19053 January 2021[33]115 years, 128 daysUnited States
46Julie Winnefred Bertrand[34]16 September 189118 January 2007115 years, 124 daysCanada
47Maria de Jesus[35]10 September 18932 January 2009115 years, 114 daysPortugal
48Marie-Josephine Gaudette[7]25 March 190213 July 2017[36]115 years, 110 daysItaly[g]
49Susie Gibson[37]31 October 189016 February 2006115 years, 108 daysUnited States
Thelma Sutcliffe[7]1 October 190617 January 2022United States
51Edna Kern[38]14 October 190020 January 2016115 years, 98 daysUnited States
52Casilda Benegas Gallego[7]8 April 190728 June 2022[39]115 years, 81 daysArgentina[h]
53Augusta Holtz[40]3 August 187121 October 1986115 years, 79 daysUnited States[i]
54Valentine Ligny[7]22 October 19064 January 2022115 years, 74 daysFrance
55Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper[41]29 June 189030 August 2005115 years, 62 daysNetherlands
56Bessie Hendricks[12]7 November 19073 January 2023[42]115 years, 57 daysUnited States
57Mina Kitagawa[7]3 November 190519 December 2020115 years, 46 daysJapan
58Marie Brémont[43]25 April 18866 June 2001115 years, 42 daysFrance
59Yoshi Otsunari[7]17 December 190626 January 2022115 years, 40 daysJapan
60Maud Farris-Luse[44]21 February 188718 March 2002[45]115 years, 25 daysUnited States
61Koto Okubo[46]24 December 189712 January 2013115 years, 19 daysJapan
62Antonia Gerena Rivera[7]19 May 19002 June 2015115 years, 14 daysUnited States[j]
63Chiyono Hasegawa[47]20 November 18962 December 2011115 years, 12 daysJapan
64Annie Jennings[48]12 November 188420 November 1999115 years, 8 daysUnited Kingdom
65Anonymous of Hyōgo[7]29 April 190730 April 2022115 years, 1 dayJapan
66Eva Morris[49]8 November 18852 November 2000114 years, 360 daysUnited Kingdom
67Kama Chinen[50]10 May 18952 May 2010114 years, 357 daysJapan
68Mary Bidwell[51]9 May 188125 April 1996[52]114 years, 352 daysUnited States
69Sofia Rojas[7]13 August 190730 July 2022114 years, 351 daysColombia
70Maria Gomes Valentim[53]9 July 189621 June 2011114 years, 347 daysBrazil
71Hazel Plummer[12]19 June 190825 May 2023[54]114 years, 340 daysUnited States
72Ophelia Burks[6]25 October 190327 September 2018114 years, 337 daysUnited States
73Kahoru Furuya[7]18 February 190825 December 2022[55]114 years, 310 daysJapan
74Mary Josephine Ray[56]17 May 18957 March 2010114 years, 294 daysUnited States[k]
75Goldie Steinberg[7][57]30 October 190016 August 2015[58]114 years, 290 daysUnited States[l]
76Kiyoko Ishiguro[7]4 March 19015 December 2015114 years, 276 daysJapan
77Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[8]24 October 189025 July 2005114 years, 274 daysPortugal
Eudoxie Baboul[7]1 October 19011 July 2016France (French Guiana)
79Ramona Trinidad Iglesias Jordan[59]1 September 188929 May 2004[60]114 years, 271 daysPuerto Rico
Yukie Hino[7]17 April 190213 January 2017Japan
81Delphine Gibson[7]17 August 19039 May 2018114 years, 265 daysUnited States
82Eugénie Blanchard[61]16 February 18964 November 2010114 years, 261 daysFrance (Saint Barthélemy)
83Venere Pizzinato[8]23 November 18962 August 2011114 years, 252 daysItaly[m]
84Neva Morris[62]3 August 18956 April 2010114 years, 246 daysUnited States
85Hide Ohira[8]15 September 18809 May 1995114 years, 236 daysJapan
86Blanche Cobb[7][63]8 September 19001 May 2015[64]114 years, 235 daysUnited States
87Ethel Lang[7]27 May 190015 January 2015114 years, 233 daysUnited Kingdom
88Mila Mangold[7]14 November 19072 July 2022[65]114 years, 230 daysUnited States
89Yone Minagawa[66]4 January 189313 August 2007114 years, 221 daysJapan
90María Antonia Castro[8][67]10 June 188116 January 1996114 years, 220 daysSpain
91Myrtle Dorsey[68]20 November 188525 June 2000[69]114 years, 218 daysUnited States
Ura Koyama[70]30 August 18905 April 2005Japan
93Yoshi Baba[7]3 June 19074 January 2022[71]114 years, 215 daysJapan
94Iso Nakamura[7]23 April 190323 November 2017114 years, 214 daysJapan
95Faustina Sarmiento-Pupo[7]15 February 190516 September 2019114 years, 213 daysCuba
96Cecile Klein[7]15 June 190713 January 2022114 years, 212 daysCanada
97Anna Eliza Williams[72]2 June 187327 December 1987114 years, 208 daysUnited Kingdom
Carrie Lazenby[73]9 February 18824 September 1996United States
99Eleonora Camargo Veiga[74]14 August 19017 March 2016114 years, 206 daysBrazil
100Elizabeth Francis[5]25 July 1909Living114 years, 198 daysUnited States

100 verified oldest men

The list includes supercentenarians validated by an organisation specialising in extreme age verification such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), with, in some cases, press coverage as a supplementary source.

RankName[a]Birth dateDeath dateAgePlace of death
or residence
1Jiroemon Kimura19 April 189712 June 2013116 years, 54 daysJapan
2Christian Mortensen16 August 188225 April 1998115 years, 252 daysUnited States[b]
3Emiliano Mercado del Toro21 August 189124 January 2007115 years, 156 daysPuerto Rico
4Juan Vicente Pérez[5]27 May 1909Living114 years, 257 daysVenezuela
5Walter Breuning21 September 189614 April 2011114 years, 205 daysUnited States
6Yukichi Chuganji23 March 188928 September 2003114 years, 189 daysJapan
7Joan Riudavets Moll15 December 18895 March 2004114 years, 81 daysSpain
8Fred Harold Hale Sr.1 December 189019 November 2004113 years, 354 daysUnited States
9Israel Kristal[7]15 September 190311 August 2017113 years, 330 daysIsrael[c]
10Efraín Antonio Ríos García[75]4 April 191011 January 2024[76]113 years, 282 daysColombia
11Johnson Parks15 October 188417 July 1998113 years, 275 daysUnited States
12Tomoji Tanabe18 September 189519 June 2009113 years, 274 daysJapan
13John Ingram McMorran19 June 188924 February 2003113 years, 250 daysUnited States
14Masazō Nonaka[7]25 July 190520 January 2019113 years, 179 daysJapan
15Frederick Frazier27 January 188014 June 1993113 years, 138 daysUnited States
16Eusebio Quintero López[77]6 March 191016 July 2023[78]113 years, 132 daysColombia
17James Sisnett22 February 190023 May 2013113 years, 90 daysBarbados[d]
Wenceslao Leyva González[79]28 September 190327 December 2016Mexico
19Domingo Villa Avisencio[80]26 August 19063 November 2019113 years, 69 daysMexico
20Walter Richardson7 November 188525 December 1998113 years, 48 daysUnited States
21Francisco Núñez Olivera[7]13 December 190429 January 2018113 years, 47 daysSpain
22Henry Allingham6 June 189618 July 2009113 years, 42 daysUnited Kingdom
23Emilio Flores Márquez[81]8 August 190812 August 2021[82]113 years, 4 daysPuerto Rico
24Chitetsu Watanabe[7][83]5 March 190723 February 2020112 years, 355 daysJapan
25Antonio Todde22 January 18893 January 2002112 years, 346 daysItaly
26Saturnino de la Fuente García[84]11 February 190918 January 2022[85]112 years, 341 daysSpain
27Moses Hardy6 January 18947 December 2006112 years, 335 daysUnited States
28Yasutaro Koide[7]13 March 190319 January 2016[86]112 years, 312 daysJapan
29John Evans19 August 187710 June 1990112 years, 295 daysUnited Kingdom
30Richard Arvin Overton[7]11 May 190627 December 2018112 years, 230 daysUnited States
31Delio Venturotti[87]25 October 19091 June 2022[88]112 years, 219 daysBrazil[e]
32Denzō Ishizaki[89][f]2 October 188629 April 1999112 years, 209 daysJapan
33George Francis6 June 189627 December 2008112 years, 204 daysUnited States
34Josep Armengol23 July 188120 January 1994112 years, 181 daysSpain
35Giovanni Frau29 December 189019 June 2003112 years, 172 daysItaly
36John Painter20 September 18881 March 2001112 years, 162 daysUnited States
37Marcel Meys[92]12 July 190915 December 2021112 years, 156 daysFrance
38Masamitsu Yoshida[7]30 May 190429 October 2016112 years, 152 daysJapan
39Sakari Momoi[7]5 February 19035 July 2015112 years, 150 daysJapan
40Alphaeus Philemon Cole12 July 187625 November 1988112 years, 136 daysUnited States
41Augusto Moreira6 October 189613 February 2009112 years, 130 daysPortugal
42George Johnson1 May 189430 August 2006112 years, 121 daysUnited States
Mikizō Ueda[93]11 May 19109 September 2022[94]Japan
44Lawrence Brooks[95]12 September 19095 January 2022112 years, 115 daysUnited States
45Salustiano Sanchez8 June 190113 September 2013112 years, 97 daysUnited States[g]
46Gisaburō Sonobe[5]6 November 1911Living112 years, 94 daysJapan
47CP Crawford[7]25 August 190723 November 2019112 years, 90 daysUnited States
48Jorge Durán Coral[96]23 April 190921 July 2021112 years, 89 daysMexico
49Yoshikazu Yamashita[7]10 April 19077 July 2019112 years, 88 daysJapan
50Gengan Tonaki30 October 188424 January 1997112 years, 86 daysJapan
51Robert Weighton[7][97]29 March 190828 May 2020112 years, 60 daysUnited Kingdom
52Tadanosuke Hashimoto27 April 189131 May 2003112 years, 34 daysJapan
53Kumekichi Tani20 April 189112 May 2003112 years, 22 daysJapan
54Ernest Peronneau[98]7 March 190226 March 2014112 years, 19 daysUnited States
55James Wiggins15 October 187916 October 1991112 years, 1 dayUnited States
56George Feldman[99]2 December 19062 December 2018[100]112 years, 0 daysUnited States
57Tsunahei Ogawa[101]9 January 19074 January 2019111 years, 360 daysJapan
58Arturo Licata2 May 190224 April 2014111 years, 357 daysItaly
59Walter H. Seward13 October 189614 September 2008111 years, 337 daysUnited States
60Maurice Floquet25 December 189410 November 2006111 years, 320 daysFrance
61Valerio Piroddi[102]13 November 190518 September 2017111 years, 309 daysItaly
62Shigeru Nakamura[103]11 January 191115 November 2022111 years, 308 daysJapan
63Arthur Nash[104]7 January 18854 November 1996111 years, 302 daysCanada[h]
64James McCoubrey13 September 19015 July 2013111 years, 295 daysUnited States[i]
65Ezra Hill[105]19 December 19104 October 2022[106]111 years, 289 daysUnited States
66John Mosley Turner15 June 185621 March 1968111 years, 280 daysUnited Kingdom
67Hermann Dörnemann27 May 18932 March 2005111 years, 279 daysGermany
68Antonio Urrea18 February 188815 November 1999111 years, 270 daysSpain
69Choki Miyagi[7]15 November 19047 August 2016111 years, 266 daysJapan
70Reuben Sinclair[107]5 December 191127 August 2023[108]111 years, 265 daysCanada
71Arthur Carter5 October 188911 June 2001111 years, 249 daysUnited States
72Santos Hildebrando Rivas García[109]17 August 191117 April 2023111 years, 243 daysEl Salvador
73Jan Machiel Reyskens11 May 18787 January 1990111 years, 241 daysNetherlands[j]
74Tōichi Sasaki[110]4 September 190520 April 2017111 years, 228 daysJapan
75Joe Thomas1 May 187514 December 1986111 years, 227 daysUnited States
76André Boite[111]6 December 191015 July 2022111 years, 221 daysFrance
77Dumitru Comănescu[81]21 November 190827 June 2020111 years, 219 daysRomania
78André Ludwig[12]6 June 19127 January 2024[112]111 years, 215 daysFrance
79James Zackry15 August 188114 March 1993111 years, 211 daysUnited States
80Tanekichi Onishi15 February 190011 September 2011111 years, 208 daysJapan
81Kiyoshi Igarashi2 August 189723 February 2009111 years, 205 daysJapan
Lester Townsend[113]31 March 190822 October 2019[114]United States
83Herman Smith-Johannsen15 June 18755 January 1987111 years, 204 daysNorway
84Ernest Pusey5 May 189519 November 2006111 years, 198 daysUnited States
85Albano Andrade[115][116]14 December 190929 June 2021[117]111 years, 197 daysPortugal
86Dexter Kruger[118]13 January 191020 July 2021111 years, 188 daysAustralia
87Thomas Nelson Sr.8 July 18959 January 2007111 years, 185 daysUnited States
88Jokichi Ikarashi26 January 190223 July 2013111 years, 178 daysJapan
89Earl Brush17 July 189310 January 2005111 years, 177 daysUnited States
Manuel Benavente Sanhueza[119]25 September 190921 March 2021Chile
91Francisco Juárez Iglesias[120]8 May 191125 October 2022111 years, 170 daysMexico
92Antonio de Castro6 January 189822 June 2009111 years, 167 daysPortugal
93John Tinniswood[5]26 August 1912Living111 years, 166 daysUnited Kingdom
94Sukesaburo Nakanishi15 March 189622 August 2007111 years, 160 daysJapan
95Luther Goding1 July 18845 December 1995111 years, 157 daysUnited States
96Jan Pieter Bos12 July 189115 December 2002111 years, 156 daysNetherlands
97Émile Fourcade29 July 188429 December 1995111 years, 153 daysFrance[k]
98Benjamin Harrison Holcomb3 July 18892 December 2000111 years, 152 daysUnited States
99Aarne Arvonen4 August 18971 January 2009111 years, 150 daysFinland[l]
Melville Williams[121]21 February 191021 July 2021Barbados[d
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