List of the verified oldest people

These are lists of the 100 known verified oldest people sorted in descending order by age in years and days.[a]

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.[b] 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 Lucile Randon of France, aged 118 years, 144 days. The oldest known living man is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, of Venezuela, aged 113 years, 39 days. The 100 oldest women have, on average, lived several years longer than the 100 oldest men.

100 verified oldest women

The list including known and validated supercentenarians who died before 2015 was compiled by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).[5] Later cases are included in more recent GRG data,[6] with administrative reports or press coverage as supplementary sources, as indicated in the table.

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name Birth date Death date Age Place of death
or residence
01 Jeanne Calment[7] 21 February 1875 4 August 1997 122 years, 164 days[b] France
02 Kane Tanaka[6] 2 January 1903 19 April 2022[8] 119 years, 107 days Japan
03 Sarah Knauss[9] 24 September 1880 30 December 1999 119 years, 97 days United States
04 Lucile Randon[6] 11 February 1904 Living 118 years, 144 days France
05 Nabi Tajima[6] 4 August 1900 21 April 2018 117 years, 260 days Japan
06 Marie-Louise Meilleur[10] 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Canada
07 Violet Brown[6] 10 March 1900 15 September 2017 117 years, 189 days Jamaica
08 Emma Morano[6][11] 29 November 1899 15 April 2017 117 years, 137 days Italy
09 Chiyo Miyako[6][12][13] 2 May 1901 22 July 2018 117 years, 81 days Japan
10 Misao Okawa[6] 5 March 1898 1 April 2015 117 years, 27 days Japan
11 Francisca Celsa dos Santos[6] 21 October 1904 5 October 2021 116 years, 349 days Brazil
12 María Capovilla[14] 14 September 1889 27 August 2006 116 years, 347 days Ecuador
13 Susannah Mushatt Jones[6] 6 July 1899 12 May 2016 116 years, 311 days United States
14 Gertrude Weaver[6] 4 July 1898 6 April 2015 116 years, 276 days United States
15 Antonia da Santa Cruz[6] 13 June 1905 23 January 2022 116 years, 224 days Brazil
16 Tane Ikai[15] 18 January 1879 12 July 1995 116 years, 175 days Japan
17 Jeanne Bot[6] 14 January 1905 22 May 2021[16] 116 years, 128 days France
18 Elizabeth Bolden[17] 15 August 1890 11 December 2006 116 years, 118 days United States
19 Besse Cooper[18] 26 August 1896 4 December 2012 116 years, 100 days United States
20 Maria Giuseppa Robucci[6] 20 March 1903 18 June 2019[19] 116 years, 90 days Italy
21 Ana María Vela Rubio[6] 29 October 1901 15 December 2017 116 years, 47 days Spain
22 Giuseppina Projetto[6] 30 May 1902 6 July 2018 116 years, 37 days Italy
23 Jeralean Talley[6] 23 May 1899 17 June 2015 116 years, 25 days United States
Tekla Juniewicz[6] 10 June 1906 Living 116 years, 25 days Poland[c]
25 Shigeyo Nakachi[6] 1 February 1905 11 January 2021 115 years, 345 days Japan
26 Maggie Barnes[20][d] 6 March 1882 19 January 1998 115 years, 319 days United States
27 Dina Manfredini[5] 4 April 1897 17 December 2012 115 years, 257 days United States[e]
28 Shimoe Akiyama[6] 19 May 1903 29 January 2019 115 years, 255 days Japan
29 Hester Ford[6] 15 August 1905 17 April 2021 115 years, 245 days United States
30 Charlotte Hughes[21] 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days United Kingdom
31 Edna Parker[22] 20 April 1893 26 November 2008 115 years, 220 days United States
32 Mary Ann Rhodes[23] 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Canada
33 Anonymous of Tokyo[6] 15 March 1900 27 September 2015 115 years, 196 days Japan
34 Margaret Skeete[24] 27 October 1878 7 May 1994 115 years, 192 days United States
35 Bernice Madigan[6][25] 24 July 1899 3 January 2015 115 years, 163 days United States
36 Gertrude Baines[26] 6 April 1894 11 September 2009 115 years, 158 days United States
37 Bettie Wilson[27] 13 September 1890 13 February 2006 115 years, 153 days United States
38 Shin Matsushita[6] 30 March 1904 27 August 2019 115 years, 150 days Japan
39 Iris Westman[6] 28 August 1905 3 January 2021[28] 115 years, 128 days United States
40 Julie Winnefred Bertrand[29] 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Canada
41 María Brañas Morera[6] 4 March 1907 Living 115 years, 123 days Spain[f]
42 Maria de Jesus[30] 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Portugal
43 Marie-Josephine Gaudette[6][31] 25 March 1902 13 July 2017 115 years, 110 days Italy[g]
44 Susie Gibson[32] 31 October 1890 16 February 2006 115 years, 108 days United States
Thelma Sutcliffe[6] 1 October 1906 17 January 2022 United States
46 Casilda Benegas-Gallego[6] 8 April 1907 28 June 2022[33] 115 years, 81 days Argentina[h]
47 Augusta Holtz[34] 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days United States[i]
48 Valentine Ligny[6] 22 October 1906 4 January 2022 115 years, 74 days France
49 Fusa Tatsumi[6] 25 April 1907 Living 115 years, 71 days Japan
50 Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper[35] 29 June 1890 30 August 2005 115 years, 62 days Netherlands
51 Maude Farris-Luse[36] 21 January 1887 18 March 2002 115 years, 56 days United States
52 Mina Kitagawa[6] 3 November 1905 19 December 2020 115 years, 46 days Japan
53 Marie Brémont[37] 25 April 1886 6 June 2001 115 years, 42 days France
54 Yoshi Otsunari[6] 17 December 1906 26 January 2022 115 years, 40 days Japan
55 Koto Okubo[38] 24 December 1897 12 January 2013 115 years, 19 days Japan
56 Antonia Gerena Rivera[6] 19 May 1900 2 June 2015 115 years, 14 days United States[j]
57 Chiyono Hasegawa[39] 20 November 1896 2 December 2011 115 years, 12 days Japan
58 Annie Jennings[40] 12 November 1884 20 November 1999 115 years, 8 days United Kingdom
59 Anonymous of Hyōgo[6] 29 April 1907 30 April 2022 115 years, 1 day Japan
60 Eva Morris[41] 8 November 1885 2 November 2000 114 years, 360 days United Kingdom
61 Kama Chinen[42] 10 May 1895 2 May 2010 114 years, 357 days Japan
62 Maria Gomes Valentim[43] 9 July 1896 21 June 2011 114 years, 347 days Brazil
63 Mary Bidwell[44] 19 May 1881 25 April 1996 114 years, 342 days United States
64 Sofia Rojas[6] 13 August 1907 Living 114 years, 326 days Colombia
65 Mary Josephine Ray[45] 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days United States[k]
66 Goldie Steinberg[6][46][47] 30 October 1900 16 August 2015 114 years, 290 days United States[l]
67 Kiyoko Ishiguro[6] 4 March 1901 5 December 2015 114 years, 276 days Japan
68 Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[5] 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Portugal
Eudoxie Baboul[6] 1 October 1901 1 July 2016 France (French Guiana)
70 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan[48] 31 August 1889 29 May 2004 114 years, 272 days Puerto Rico
71 Yukie Hino[6] 17 April 1902 13 January 2017 114 years, 271 days Japan
72 Delphine Gibson[6] 17 August 1903 9 May 2018 114 years, 265 days United States
73 Eugénie Blanchard[49] 16 February 1896 4 November 2010 114 years, 261 days France (Saint Barthélemy)
74 Venere Pizzinato[5] 23 November 1896 2 August 2011 114 years, 252 days Italy[m]
75 Neva Morris[50] 3 August 1895 6 April 2010 114 years, 246 days United States
76 Bessie Hendricks[6] 7 November 1907 Living 114 years, 240 days United States
77 Hide Ohira[5] 15 September 1880 9 May 1995 114 years, 236 days Japan
78 Blanche Cobb[6][51][52] 8 September 1900 1 May 2015 114 years, 235 days United States
79 Ethel Lang[6] 27 May 1900 15 January 2015 114 years, 233 days United Kingdom
Mila Mangold[6] 14 November 1907 Living 114 years, 233 days United States
81 Yone Minagawa[53] 4 January 1893 13 August 2007 114 years, 221 days Japan
82 María Antonia Castro[54] 10 June 1881 16 January 1996 114 years, 220 days Spain
83 Carrie Lazenby[5] 9 February 1882 14 September 1996 114 years, 218 days United States
Ura Koyama[55] 30 August 1890 5 April 2005 Japan
85 Myrtle Dorsey[56] 22 November 1885 25 June 2000 114 years, 216 days United States
86 Yoshi Baba[6][57] 3 June 1907 4 January 2022 114 years, 215 days Japan
87 Iso Nakamura[6] 23 April 1903 23 November 2017 114 years, 214 days Japan
88 Faustina Sarmiento-Pupo[6] 15 February 1905 16 September 2019 114 years, 213 days Cuba
89 Cecile Klein[6] 15 June 1907 13 January 2022 114 years, 212 days Canada
90 Anna Eliza Williams[58] 2 June 1873 27 December 1987 114 years, 208 days United Kingdom
91 Eunice Sanborn[59] 20 July 1896 31 January 2011 114 years, 195 days United States
92 Grace Clawson[60] 15 November 1887 28 May 2002 114 years, 194 days United States[n]
93 Mitsue Toyoda[6] 15 February 1902 25 August 2016 114 years, 192 days Japan
94 Tase Matsunaga[61] 11 May 1884 18 November 1998 114 years, 191 days Japan
Kame Ganeko[6][62] 10 April 1905 18 October 2019 Japan
96 Kame Nakamura[63] 8 March 1898 12 September 2012 114 years, 188 days Japan
97 Lydie Vellard[5] 18 March 1875 17 September 1989 114 years, 183 days France
Wilhelmina Kott[64] 7 March 1880 6 September 1994 United States
Adelina Domingues[65] 19 February 1888 21 August 2002 United States[o]
100 Mitoyo Kawate[66] 15 May 1889 13 November 2003 114 years, 182 days Japan
Gabrielle des Robert[6][67] 4 June 1904 3 December 2018 France
  1. ^ The exact lifespan of people listed with the same number of years and days may differ because of leap days that occurred during their lifetime.
  2. ^ a b Calment's case was disputed in a Russian study posted online in November 2018,[1][2] and a followup paper published in January 2019,[3] although other researchers have dismissed this hypothesis on the basis of extensive prior research into Calment's life.[4]
  3. ^ Juniewicz was born in Krupsko near Lviv, then in Austria-Hungary, now in Ukraine.
  4. ^ May have been older (116 or even 117); possibly born in 1881 or even 1880.
  5. ^ Manfredini was born in Italy.
  6. ^ Brañas Morera was born in the United States.
  7. ^ Gaudette was born in the United States.
  8. ^ Benegas-Gallego was born in Paraguay.
  9. ^ Holtz was born in the German Empire; her birthplace is now in Poland.
  10. ^ Gerena Rivera was born in Puerto Rico.
  11. ^ Ray was born in Canada.
  12. ^ Steinberg was born in Chișinău, then part of the Russian Empire, now the capital of Moldova.
  13. ^ Pizzinato was born in Ala, then part of Austria-Hungary, now in Italy.
  14. ^ Clawson was born in the United Kingdom.
  15. ^ Domingues was born in Cape Verde, then a colony of Portugal.

100 verified oldest men

The list including all known and validated supercentenarians who died before 2015 was compiled by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).[5] Later cases are sourced either from more recent GRG data, from administrative reports, or from press coverage.[6] From 2017 most cases have not been verified by an organization specializing in age verification, such as the GRG, unless they are aged 113+.

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name[a] Birth date Death date Age Place of death
or residence
01 Jiroemon Kimura 19 April 1897 12 June 2013 116 years, 54 days Japan
02 Christian Mortensen 16 August 1882 25 April 1998 115 years, 252 days United States[b]
03 Emiliano Mercado del Toro 21 August 1891 24 January 2007 115 years, 156 days Puerto Rico
04 Mathew Beard 9 July 1870 16 February 1985 114 years, 222 days United States
05 Walter Breuning 21 September 1896 14 April 2011 114 years, 205 days United States
06 Yukichi Chuganji 23 March 1889 28 September 2003 114 years, 189 days Japan
07 Joan Riudavets-Moll 15 December 1889 5 March 2004 114 years, 81 days Spain
08 Gustav Gerneth[68] 15 October 1905 21 October 2019[69] 114 years, 6 days Germany[c]
09 Fred Harold Hale, Sr. 1 December 1890 19 November 2004 113 years, 354 days United States
10 Yisrael Kristal[6] 15 September 1903 11 August 2017 113 years, 330 days Israel[d]
11 Johnson Parks 15 October 1884 17 July 1998 113 years, 275 days United States
12 Tomoji Tanabe 18 September 1895 19 June 2009 113 years, 274 days Japan
13 John Ingram McMorran 19 June 1889 24 February 2003 113 years, 250 days United States
14 Masazō Nonaka[6] 25 July 1905 20 January 2019 113 years, 179 days Japan
15 Frederick Frazier 27 January 1880 14 June 1993 113 years, 138 days United States
16 James Sisnett 22 February 1900 23 May 2013 113 years, 90 days Barbados[e]
17 Walter Richardson 7 November 1885 25 December 1998 113 years, 48 days United States
18 Francisco Núñez Olivera[6] 13 December 1904 29 January 2018 113 years, 47 days Spain
19 Henry Allingham 6 June 1896 18 July 2009 113 years, 42 days United Kingdom
20 Juan Vicente Pérez Mora[70] 27 May 1909 Living 113 years, 39 days Venezuela
21 Emilio Flores Márquez[71][72] 8 August 1908 12 August 2021 113 years, 4 days Puerto Rico
22 Chitetsu Watanabe[6][73] 5 March 1907 23 February 2020 112 years, 355 days Japan
23 Antonio Todde 22 January 1889 3 January 2002 112 years, 346 days Italy
24 Saturnino de la Fuente García[74][75] 11 February 1909 18 January 2022 112 years, 341 days Spain
25 Moses Hardy 6 January 1894 7 December 2006 112 years, 335 days United States
26 Yasutaro Koide[6][76] 13 March 1903 19 January 2016 112 years, 312 days Japan
27 John Evans 19 August 1877 10 June 1990 112 years, 295 days United Kingdom
28 Richard Arvin Overton[6] 11 May 1906 27 December 2018 112 years, 230 days United States
29 Delio Venturotti[77][78] 25 October 1909 1 June 2022 112 years, 219 days Brazil[f]
30 George Francis 6 June 1896 27 December 2008 112 years, 204 days United States
31 Denzo Ishizaki[g] 20 October 1886 29 April 1999 112 years, 191 days Japan
32 Josep Armengol 23 July 1881 20 January 1994 112 years, 181 days Spain
33 Giovanni Frau 29 December 1890 19 June 2003 112 years, 172 days Italy
34 Jules Théobald[80] 17 April 1909 5 October 2021 112 years, 171 days France (Martinique)
35 John Painter 20 September 1888 1 March 2001 112 years, 162 days United States
36 Marcel Meys[81][82] 12 July 1909 15 December 2021[83] 112 years, 156 days France
37 Masamitsu Yoshida[6] 30 May 1904 29 October 2016 112 years, 152 days Japan
38 Sakari Momoi[6] 5 February 1903 5 July 2015 112 years, 150 days Japan
39 Alphaeus Philemon Cole 12 July 1876 25 November 1988 112 years, 136 days United States
40 Augusto Moreira 6 October 1896 13 February 2009 112 years, 130 days Portugal
41 George Johnson 1 May 1894 30 August 2006 112 years, 121 days United States
42 Lawrence Brooks[84] 12 September 1909 5 January 2022 112 years, 115 days United States
43 Seliman Bandang[85] 21 March 1910 Living 112 years, 106 days Malaysia[h]
44 Salustiano Sanchez 8 June 1901 13 September 2013 112 years, 97 days United States[i]
45 CP Crawford[6] 25 August 1907 23 November 2019 112 years, 90 days United States
46 Jorge Duran Coral[86] 23 April 1909 21 July 2021 112 years, 89 days Mexico
47 Yoshikazu Yamashita[6] 10 April 1907 7 July 2019 112 years, 88 days Japan
48 Gengan Tonaki 30 October 1884 24 January 1997 112 years, 86 days Japan
49 Robert Weighton[6][87] 29 March 1908 28 May 2020 112 years, 60 days United Kingdom
50 Mikizo Ueda[88] 11 May 1910 Living 112 years, 55 days Japan
51 Tadanosuke Hashimoto 27 April 1891 31 May 2003 112 years, 34 days Japan
52 Kumekichi Tani 20 April 1891 12 May 2003 112 years, 22 days Japan
53 James Wiggins 15 October 1879 16 October 1991 112 years, 1 day United States
54 George Feldman[89][90] 2 December 1906 2 December 2018 112 years, 0 days United States
55 Tsunahei Ogawa[91] 9 January 1907 4 January 2019 111 years, 360 days Japan
56 Arturo Licata 2 May 1902 24 April 2014 111 years, 357 days Italy
57 Stanisław Kowalski[92] 14 April 1910 5 April 2022 111 years, 356 days Poland[j]
58 Tao Ruisheng[93] 16 July 1910 Living 111 years, 354 days China[k]
59 Walter H. Seward 13 October 1896 14 September 2008 111 years, 337 days United States
60 Maurice Floquet 25 December 1894 10 November 2006 111 years, 320 days France
61 Valerio Piroddi[94] 13 November 1905 18 September 2017 111 years, 309 days Italy
62 James McCoubrey 13 September 1901 5 July 2013 111 years, 295 days United States[l]
Shivakumara Swami[95] 1 April 1907[96] 21 January 2019 India[m]
64 Melvin Campbell[97] 22 March 1910 31 December 2021[98] 111 years, 284 days United States
65 John Mosely Turner 15 June 1856 21 March 1968 111 years, 280 days United Kingdom
66 Hermann Dörnemann 27 May 1893 2 March 2005 111 years, 279 days Germany
67 Antonio Urrea 18 February 1888 15 November 1999 111 years, 270 days Spain
68 Choki Miyagi[6] 15 November 1904 7 August 2016 111 years, 266 days Japan
69 Arthur Carter 5 October 1889 11 June 2001 111 years, 249 days United States
70 Jan Machiel Reyskens 11 May 1878 7 January 1990 111 years, 241 days Netherlands[n]
71 Jesús Mosteo[99] 1 January 1908 28 August 2019[100] 111 years, 239 days Spain
72 Dumitru Comănescu[101] 8 November 1908 27 June 2020[102] 111 years, 232 days Romania
73 Henry Tseng[103][104] 12 July 1907 27 February 2019 111 years, 230 days United States[o]
74 Joe Thomas 1 May 1875 14 December 1986 111 years, 227 days United States
75 James Zackry 15 August 1881 14 March 1993 111 years, 211 days United States
André Boite[105] 6 December 1910 Living 111 years, 211 days France
77 Tanekichi Onishi 15 February 1900 11 September 2011 111 years, 208 days Japan
78 Roger Auvin[106] 20 March 1908 13 October 2019 111 years, 207 days France
79 Kiyoshi Igarashi 2 August 1897 23 February 2009 111 years, 205 days Japan
Lester Townsend[107] 31 March 1908 22 October 2019[108] United States
81 Herman Smith-Johannsen 15 June 1875 5 January 1987 111 years, 204 days Norway
82 Ernest Pusey 5 May 1895 19 November 2006 111 years, 198 days United States
83 Albano Andrade[109] 14 December 1909 29 June 2021[110] 111 years, 197 days Portugal
84 Dexter Kruger[111] 13 January 1910 20 July 2021 111 years, 188 days Australia
85 Thomas Nelson, Sr. 8 July 1895 9 January 2007 111 years, 185 days United States
86 Jokichi Ikarashi 26 January 1902 23 July 2013 111 years, 178 days Japan
87 Earl Brush 17 July 1893 10 January 2005 111 years, 177 days United States
Qin Hanzhang[112] 19 February 1908 15 August 2019 China[k]
Manuel Benavente Sanhueza[113][better source needed] 25 September 1909 21 March 2021 Chile
90 Shigeru Nakamura[114] 11 January 1911 Living 111 years, 175 days Japan
91 Ja Hyung Lee[115][116][117][better source needed] 27 August 1910 12 February 2022 111 years, 169 days Canada[p]
92 Antonio de Castro 6 January 1898 22 June 2009 111 years, 167 days Portugal
93 Sukesaburo Nakanishi 15 March 1896 22 August 2007 111 years, 160 days Japan
94 Luther Goding 1 July 1884 5 December 1995 111 years, 157 days United States
95 Jan Pieter Bos 12 July 1891 15 December 2002 111 years, 156 days Netherlands
96 Émile Fourcade 29 July 1884 29 December 1995 111 years, 153 days France[q]
97 Benjamin Harrison Holcomb 3 July 1889 2 December 2000 111 years, 152 days United States
98 Aarne Arvonen 4 August 1897 1 January 2009 111 years, 150 days Finland[r]
Melville Williams[118] 21 February 1910 21 July 2021[119] Barbados[e]
100 George Frederick Ives 17 November 1881 12 April 1993 111 years, 146 days Canada[s]
  1. ^ All entries are sourced to GRG "table B" as of 1 January 2015, unless otherwise noted.[5]
  2. ^ Mortensen was born in Denmark.
  3. ^ Gerneth was born in Stettin, then part of the German Empire, now in Poland and renamed Szczecin.
  4. ^ Kristal was born in Maleniec, then part of the Russian Empire, now in Poland.
  5. ^ a b Sisnett and Williams were born in Barbados, which was at the time of their births part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands; it is now an independent country.
  6. ^ Venturotti was born in Italy.
  7. ^ Although Ishizaki's birth date is officially verified as 20 October 1886, he claimed himself to be born in 1884 and asserted that his birth record was "delayed by two years".[79]
  8. ^ Bandang was born in the Raj of Sarawak, then a British protectorate.
  9. ^ Sanchez was born in Spain.
  10. ^ Kowalski was born in Rogówek, then part of Congress Poland within the Russian Empire, now Poland.
  11. ^ a b Ruisheng and Hanzhang were born in Qing dynasty China.
  12. ^ McCoubrey was born in Newfoundland, then a separate British colony, now part of Canada.
  13. ^ Shivakumara was born in Magadi, Kingdom of Mysore, then part of British India, now a state of India.
  14. ^ Reyskens was born in Belgium, lived (from 1897) and died in the Netherlands, but never obtained Dutch citizenship.
  15. ^ Tseng was born in Yokohama, Japan and emigrated to China. He subsequently lived in Los Angeles, United States from 1975 until his death.
  16. ^ Lee was born in Korea five days after the beginning of the Japanese rule.
  17. ^ Fourcade was born in colonial Algeria, and moved to metropolitan France after Algeria obtained independence.
  18. ^ Arvonen was born in the Grand Duchy of Finland, then part of the Russian Empire.
  19. ^ Ives was born in the United Kingdom.

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