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Jeanne Calment

Film actor from France

Jeanne Louise Calment (French pronunciation: [ʒan lwiz kalmɑ̃] – pronounced Zhan Lwiz Kalman; 21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian who had the longest confirmed human lifespan in history, living to the age of &10000000000000122000000122 years, &10000000000000164000000164 days. She lived in Arles, France for her entire life, outliving both her daughter and grandson by several decades. Calment became especially well known from the age of 113, when the centenary of Vincent van Gogh's visit brought reporters to Arles. She entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1988, and on 17 October 1995 became the oldest person ever, having surpassed the (now discounted) case of Shigechiyo Izumi of Japan. Calment became the last living documented person born in the 1870s when the Japanese supercentenarian Tane Ikai (born 1879) died on 12 July 1995, and was thence, from that date, more than five and a half years older than any other living human being until her death over two years later; in total she outlived 329 undisputedly-verified supercentenarians. Her lifespan has been thoroughly documented by scientific study, with more records having been produced to verify her age  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Calment, Jeanne,Jeanne Louise Calment
Date of birth
1875-02-21
Place of birth
Arles
Nationality
France
Parents
Nicolas Calment, Marguerite Calment
Spouse(s)
Fernand Calment
Children
Yvonne Calment
Siblings
François Calment Antoine Calment Marie Calment

Death

Date of death
1997-08-04
Place of death
Arles

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