The only person born in the 1800s died in her home in northern Italy on Saturday, April 15, 2017. #Emma Morano was 117 years old, and at the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in the world. Emma was sitting in her armchair when she died. Dr. Carlo Bava had seen her on Friday, and she was her usual self. He should know because he been her physician for almost a quarter of a century.
Dr. Bava made a statement that she didn't suffer. Instead, she passed away peacefully. He was not surprised about her death because he noticed she was slowly fading away.
At the time of her death, she was living in a one-room apartment. She was looked after by her caregiver and two elderly nieces.
November 29, 1899 - April 15, 2017
As you can see from the dates, Emma Morano's life was spread over three centuries. When she died, she belonged to a club on only five oldest people in history, according to records.
Guinness World Records confirmed her as the #Oldest Living Person in May 2016. Her own mother, Angela Morano, lived to be 102 years old. Emma lived longer than her eight siblings, but some of them and her aunt died in their 90s. The secret of the longevity of her relatives was not revealed before they died. However, in an interview, Emma said she ate three eggs every day, and two of them were raw which were against her doctor's orders.
She also ate some cookies. She added that she didn't eat much because she had no teeth.
What Emma experienced
In 117 years, it is no doubt that Emma experienced a lot. She lived through World War I and World World II. She saw more than 90 Italian governments come and go. In her personal life, she was in an abusive marriage until she left her husband over a century ago because he beat her. Her only son died of crib death when he was six months old.
After leaving her husband, Morano supported herself by working a couple of jobs. She worked in a factory making jute bags and also at a hotel. She worked a long time past retirement age.
Even though the 117-year-old woman did not live in the United States, it helps to see how long her life was if we know that she lived through 20 United States Presidents. When she was born, William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States. Emma was born in the same year as the writer Ernest Hemingway and movie producer Alfred Hitchcock.
Next oldest person
Morano was the oldest Italian person ever, the second oldest European person ever and one of the five oldest people who ever lived. After Emma Morano's death, the next world's oldest person is Violet Brown, a Jamaican woman who was born in 1900. She is 117 years and 37 days. At the time of Emma's death, she had lived 117 years and 137 days. #World's oldest living person