World’s Oldest Woman Passes Away at 117

Emma Morano, known as the last known survivor of the 19th century and the oldest woman alive, have passed away last April 16 at the age of 117. He was born on November 29, 1899 and took her last breath in her home in Verbania, northern Italy.

Morano lasted for 117 years and 137 days, which implies that no human alive has lived before 1900. According to Silvia Marchionini, the mayor of Verbania, Emma Morano had a full life: “She had an extraordinary life, and we will always remember her strength to move forward in life.”

Her first love passed away during World War I but she went on to marry her second just before the Second World War. However, she had a very violent husband so she left him shortly after her only son died in infancy. This was thirty years before divorce was legalized in Italy.

Last year, she was interviewed about her secret to life and she said: “I eat two eggs a day, and that’s it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth.”

As per the US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG), her death brings the throne for the oldest human alive to the Jamaican woman, Violet Brown, born March 10, 1900.