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This is a list of tables of the oldest people in the world in ordinal ranks. To avoid including false or unconfirmed claims of extreme old age, names here are restricted to those of supercentenarians (aged over 110 years old) whose ages have been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, like the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) or Guinness World Records (GWR), and others who have otherwise been reliably sourced.

According to this criterion, the longest human lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997), who lived to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She met Vincent van Gogh when she had been 12 or 13.[2] She received news media attention in 1985, after turning 110. Subsequent investigation found documentation for Calment's age, beyond any reasonable question, in the records of her native city, Arles, France.[3] More evidence of Calment's lifespan has been produced than for any additional supercentenarian; her case serves as an archetype in the methodology for verifying the ages of the world's oldest people.[4]

As women live longer than men on average, combined records for both sexes are dominated by women. The longest undisputed lifespan for a man is that of Jiroemon Kimura of Japan (1897–2013), who passed away at age 116 years, 54 days.

Since the death of Japanese 117-year-old Nabi Tajima 21 April, 2018,  Chiyo Miyako, 117, also of Japan (born 2 May, 2018), is the oldest person in the world. The oldest living man is Masazo Nonaka of Japan, 112, (born on 25 July, 1905)[1][11]​ 

Ten oldest people ever​

Systematic verification of longevity has only been practised in recent decades and only in certain parts of the world. Note all ten oldest verified people ever are women.

      Deceased       Living
denotes age at death, or, if living, age as of July 1, 2018

RankNameSexBirth dateDeath dateAge Place of death or residence
1Jeanne Calment[2]F21 February 18754 August 1997122 years, 164 daysFrance
2Sarah Knauss[6]F24 September 188030 December 1999119 years, 97 daysUnited States
3Nabi TajimaF4 August 190021 April 2018117 years, 260 daysJapan
4Lucy HannahF16 July 187521 March 1993117 years, 248 daysUnited States
5Marie-Louise MeilleurF29 August 188016 April 1998117 years, 230 days Canada
6Violet BrownF10 March 190015 September 2017117 years, 189 daysJamaica
7Emma MoranoF29 November 189915 April 2017117 years, 137 daysItaly
8Misao OkawaF5 March 18981 April 2015117 years, 27 daysJapan
9Chiyo  MiyakoF2 May 1901Living

117 years, 60  daysJapan
10María CapovillaF14 September 188927 August 2006116 years, 347 daysEcuador

Ten oldest men ever[14]

RankNameBirth dateDeath dateAge Place of death
or residence
1Jiroemon Kimura[13]19 April 189712 June 2013116 years, 54 daysJapan
2Christian Mortensen[13][14]16 August 188225 April 1998115 years, 252 daysUnited States
3Emiliano Mercado del Toro[14]21 August 189124 January 2007115 years, 156 daysPuerto Rico
4Mathew Beard[14]9 July 187016 February 1985114 years, 222 daysUnited States
5Walter Breuning[14]21 September 189614 April 2011114 years, 205 daysUnited States
6Yukichi Chuganji[14]23 March 188928 September 2003114 years, 189 daysJapan
7Joan Riudavets[14]15 December 18895 March 2004114 years, 81 daysSpain
8Fred H. Hale, Sr.[14]1 December 189019 November 2004113 years, 354 daysUnited States
9Yisrael Kristal

15 September 1903 11 August 2017113 years, 330 daysIsrael
10Johnson Parks15 October 188417 July 1998113 years, 275 daysUnited States

a Mortensen was a native of Denmark.

Ten oldest living people[1][1]

Note all ten oldest living people are women.

RankNameSexBirth dateAge as of 1 July, 2018Place of residence
Chiyo MiyakoF2 May 1901117 60 daysJapan
2Masama Leonora NoelF9 December 1901116 204 daysGrenada
3Dorrisile DevisF25 December 1901116 years 188 daysUnited States
4
Tava Colo
F22 December 1902115 years, 191 daysFrance
5
Kane Tanaka
F2 January 1903115 years, 179 daysJapan
6
Maria Giuseppa Robucci
F20 March 1903115 years, 103 daysItaly
7
Shimoe Akiyama
F189 May 1903115 years, 43 daysJapan

8
Olga Yvonne Agar
F28 June 1903115 years 3 daysMauritius
9
Magdalena oliver Gabarro
F31 October 1903114 years, 143 daysSpain
10Lucille RandonF11 February 1904114 years, 140 daysFrance

 

Ten oldest living men[1][11]

RankNameBirth dateAge as of 1 July  2018Place of residence
1Masazo Nonako25 July 1905112 years, 341 daysJapan
2
Gusteth Gerneth
15 October 1905112 years, 259 daysGermany
2
Manoel Dionisio daSilva
15 October 1905112 years, 259Brazil
4
Richard Arvin Overton
2 December 1906112 years, 51 daysUnited States
5
George Feldman
2 December 1906111 years, 211 daysUnited States
6
Tsunahei Ogawa
9 January 1907111 years, 173 daysJapan
7
Kameo Oya
12 February 1907111 years, 139 daysJapan
8i
Shivakumara Swami
1 April 1907111 years, 91 daysIndia
9i
C.P. Crawford
2 5 August1907110 years, 310 daysUnited States
10Qin Hanzhang15 February 1908110 years, 136 daysChina

 

Chronological list of the oldest living person after 1955

This list is copied from the Gerontology Research Group's list of the World's Oldest Person Titleholders.[26] As the oldest living person is most of the time a female, a sequence of oldest females would be nearly redundant to this list. A sequence of oldest living men follows this sequence.

 FromToNameSexAge(s) when
oldest
LifespanPlace of death
or residence
1?24 October 1955Betsy BakerF? – 11320 August 1842 – 24 October 1955
113 years, 65 days
Nebraska, United States
224 October 195520 February 1957
(1 year, 119 days)
Rosalia SpotoF108 – 10925 August 1847 – 20 February 1957
109 years, 179 days
Italy
320 February 19577 October 1959
(2 years, 229 days)
Christina Karnebeek-BacksF107 – 1102 October 1849 – 7 October 1959
110 years, 5 days
Netherlands
47 October 195924 November 1959
(48 days)
Marie OlsenF1091 May 1850 – 24 November 1959
109 years, 207 days
Norway
524 November 195930 December 1964
(5 years, 36 days)
Mary KellyF108 – 1137 June 1851 – 30 December 1964
113 years, 206 days
California, United States
630 December 19646 March 1965
(66 days)
Elizabeth KensleyF10912 May 1855 – 6 March 1965
109 years, 298 days
England, United Kingdom
76 March 19656 August 1965
(153 days)
William FullingimM109 – 1107 July 1855 – 6 August 1965
110 years, 30 days
Oklahoma, United States
86 August 196510 January 1966
(157 days)
Hannah SmithF109 – 1107 January 1856 – 10 January 1966
110 years, 3 days
England, United Kingdom
910 January 196621 March 1968
(2 years, 71 days)
John Mosely TurnerM109 – 11115 June 1856 – 21 March 1968
111 years, 280 days
England, United Kingdom
1021 March 196816 June 1968
(87 days)
Johanna BooysonF11117 January 1857 – 16 June 1968
111 years, 151 days
Transvaal, South Africa
1116 June 19684 May 1969
(322 days)
Marie Bernátková[3]F110 – 11122 October 1857 – 4 May 1969
111 years, 194 days
Zašová, Czechoslovakia
(now located in the Czech Republic)
124 May 196911 January 1970
(252 days)
Ada RoeF1116 February 1858 – 11 January 1970
111 years, 339 days
England, United Kingdom
1311 January 197027 February 1973
(3 years, 47 days)
Josefa SalasF109 – 11214 July 1860 – 27 February 1973
112 years, 228 days
Asturias, Spain
1427 February 197318 August 1973
(172 days)
Alice StevensonF111 – 11210 July 1861 – 18 August 1973
112 years, 39 days
England, United Kingdom
1518 August 197331 October 1973
(74 days)
Elizabeth WatkinsF11010 March 1863 – 31 October 1973
110 years, 235 days
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1631 October 197331 May 1975
(1 year, 212 days)
Mito UmetaF110 – 11227 March 1863 – 31 May 1975
112 years, 65 days
Kumamoto, Japan
1731 May 197516 November 1976
(1 year, 169 days)
Niwa KawamotoF111 – 1135 August 1863 – 16 November 1976
113 years, 105 days
Shiga, Japan
1816 November 19762 December 1977
(1 year, 16 days)
Sophia DeMuthF110 – 11130 June 1866 – 2 December 1977
111 years, 155 days
Nebraska, United States
192 December 197725 April 1978
(144 days)
Marie-Virginie DuhemF1112 August 1866 – 25 April 1978
111 years, 266 days
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
2025 April 197822 January 1981
(2 years, 272 days)
Fannie ThomasF111 – 11314 April 1867 – 22 January 1981
113 years, 283 days
California, United States
2122 January 19818 March 1981
(45 days)
Augustine TessierF1122 January 1869 – 8 March 1981
112 years, 65 days
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
228 March 198113 November 1982
(1 year, 250 days)
Nellie SpencerF111 – 11324 August 1869 – 13 November 1982
113 years, 81 days
New Jersey, United States
2313 November 198213 October 1983
(334 days)
Emma WilsonF112 – 11312 May 1870 – 13 October 1983
113 years, 154 days
Missouri, United States
2413 October 198316 February 1985
(1 year, 126 days)
Mathew BeardM113 – 1149 July 1870 – 16 February 1985
114 years, 222 days
Florida, United States
2516 February 198521 October 1986
(1 year, 247 days)
Augusta HoltzF113 – 1153 August 1871 – 21 October 1986
115 years, 79 days
Missouri, United States
2621 October 19862 February 1987
(104 days)
Mary McKinneyF11330 May 1873 – 2 February 1987
113 years, 248 days
California, United States
272 February 198727 December 1987
(328 days)
Anna Eliza WilliamsF113 – 1142 June 1873 – 27 December 1987
114 years, 208 days
Wales, United Kingdom
2827 December 198711 January 1988
(15 days)
Florence KnappF11410 October 1873 – 11 January 1988
114 years, 93 days
Pennsylvania, United States
2911 January 19884 August 1997
(9 years, 205 days)
Jeanne CalmentF112 – 12221 February 1875 – 4 August 1997
122 years, 164 days
Provence, France
304 August 199716 April 1998
(255 days)
Marie-Louise MeilleurF116 – 11729 August 1880 – 16 April 1998
117 years, 230 days
Ontario, Canada
3116 April 199830 December 1999
(1 year, 258 days)
Sarah KnaussF117 – 11924 September 1880 – 30 December 1999
119 years, 97 days
Pennsylvania, United States
3230 December 19992 November 2000
(308 days)
Eva MorrisF1148 November 1885 – 2 November 2000
114 years, 360 days
England, United Kingdom
332 November 20006 June 2001
(216 days)
Marie BrémontF114 – 11525 April 1886 – 6 June 2001
115 years, 42 days
Anjou, France
345 June 200118 March 2002
(286 days)
Maude Farris-LuseF114 – 11521 January 1887 – 18 March 2002
115 years, 56 days
Michigan, United States
3518 March 200228 May 2002
(71 days)
Grace ClawsonF11415 November 1887 – 28 May 2002
114 years, 194 days
Florida, United States
3628 May 200221 August 2002
(85 days)
Adelina DominguesF11419 February 1888 – 21 August 2002
114 years, 183 days
California, United States
3721 August 200229 December 2002
(130 days)
Mae HarringtonF11320 January 1889 – 29 December 2002
113 years, 343 days
New York, United States
3829 December 200228 September 2003
(273 days)
Yukichi ChuganjiM113 – 11423 March 1889 – 28 September 2003
114 years, 189 days
Fukuoka, Japan
3928 September 200313 November 2003
(46 days)
Mitoyo KawateF11415 May 1889 – 13 November 2003
114 years, 182 days
Hiroshima, Japan
4013 November 200329 May 2004
(198 days)
Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-JordanF11431 August 1889 – 29 May 2004
114 years, 272 days
San Juan, Puerto Rico
4129 May 200427 August 2006
(2 years, 90 days)
María CapovillaF114 – 11614 September 1889 – 27 August 2006
116 years, 347 days
Guayas, Ecuador
4227 August 200611 December 2006
(106 days)
Elizabeth BoldenF11615 August 1890 – 11 December 2006
116 years, 118 days
Tennessee, United States
4311 December 200624 January 2007
(44 days)
Emiliano Mercado del ToroM11521 August 1891 – 24 January 2007
115 years, 156 days
Isabela, Puerto Rico
4424 January 200728 January 2007
(4 days)
Emma TillmanF11422 November 1892 – 28 January 2007
114 years, 67 days
Connecticut, United States
4529 January 200713 August 2007
(196 days)
Yone MinagawaF1144 January 1893 – 13 August 2007
114 years, 221 days
Fukuoka, Japan
4613 August 200726 November 2008
(1 year, 105 days)
Edna ParkerF114 – 11520 April 1893 – 26 November 2008
115 years, 220 days
Indiana, United States
4726 November 20082 January 2009
(37 days)
Maria de JesusF11510 September 1893 – 2 January 2009
115 years, 114 days
Tomar, Portugal
482 January 200911 September 2009
(252 days)
Gertrude BainesF114 – 1156 April 1894 – 11 September 2009
115 years, 158 days
California, United States
4911 September 20092 May 2010
(233 days)
Kama ChinenF11410 May 1895 – 2 May 2010
114 years, 357 days
Okinawa, Japan
502 May 20104 November 2010
(186 days)
Eugénie BlanchardF11416 February 1896 – 4 November 2010
114 years, 261 days
Saint Barthélemy, France
514 November 201021 June 2011
(229 days)
Maria Gomes ValentimF1149 July 1896 – 21 June 2011
114 years, 347 days
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5221 June 20114 December 2012
(1 year, 166 days)
Besse CooperF114 – 11626 August 1896 – 4 December 2012
116 years, 100 days
Georgia, United States
534 December 201217 December 2012
(13 days)
Dina ManfrediniF1154 April 1897 – 17 December 2012
115 years, 257 days
Iowa, United States
5417 December 201212 June 2013
(177 days)
Jiroemon KimuraM115 – 11619 April 1897 – 12 June 2013
116 years, 54 days
Kyoto, Japan
5512 June 20131 April 2015
(1 year, 293 days)
Misao OkawaF115 – 1175 March 1898 – 1 April 2015
117 years, 27 days
Osaka, Japan
5631 March 20156 April 2015
(6 days)
Gertrude WeaverF1164 July 1898 – 6 April 2015
116 years, 276 days
Arkansas, United States
576 April 201517 June 2015
(72 days)
Jeralean TalleyF115 – 11623 May 1899 – 17 June 2015
116 years, 25 days
Michigan, United States
5817 June 201512 May 2016
(330 days)
Susannah Mushatt JonesF115 – 1166 July 1899 – 12 May 2016
116 years, 311 days
New York, United States
5921 April, 2018Present
(27 days)
Chiyo MiyakoF1172 May, 1901
117 years, 16 days
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Chronological list of the oldest living man after 1973

This list is copied from the Gerontology Research Group's list of the World's Oldest Man Titleholders.[14]

 FromToNameAge(s) when
oldest
LifespanPlace of death
or residence
1?5 May 1973Friedrich Wedeking? – 11010 October 1862 – 5 May 1973
110 years, 207 days
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
25 May 19739 March 1974
(308 days)
Frederick Butterfield109 – 11028 February 1864 – 9 March 1974
110 years, 9 days
England, United Kingdom
39 March 197417 March 1977
(3 years, 8 days)
Jean Teillet107 – 1106 November 1866 – 17 March 1977
110 years, 131 days
Île-de-France, France
417 March 197720 August 1978
(1 year, 156 days)
Charlie Nelson109 – 11021 September 1867 – 20 August 1978
110 years, 333 days
Iowa, United States
520 August 19785 September 1980
(2 years, 16 days)
Charlie Phillips108 – 1105 May 1870 – 5 September 1980
110 years, 123 days
Mississippi, United States
65 September 198016 February 1985
(4 years, 164 days)
Mathew Beard110 – 1149 July 1870 – 16 February 1985
114 years, 222 days
Florida, United States
716 February 198514 December 1986
(1 year, 301 days)
Joe Thomas109 – 1111 May 1875 – 14 December 1986
111 years, 227 days
Louisiana, United States
814 December 19865 January 1987
(22 days)
Herman Smith-Johannsen11115 June 1875 – 5 January 1987
111 years, 204 days
Vestfold, Norway
95 January 198725 November 1988
(1 year, 325 days)
Alphaeus Philemon Cole110 – 11212 July 1876 – 25 November 1988
112 years, 136 days
New Jersey, United States
1025 November 198810 June 1990
(1 year, 197 days)
John Evans111 – 11219 August 1877 – 10 June 1990
112 years, 295 days
Wales, United Kingdom
1110 June 199018 June 1990
(8 days)
Henri Pérignon11014 October 1879 – 18 June 1990
110 years, 247 days
Normandy, France
1218 June 199016 October 1991
(1 year, 120 days)
James Wiggins110 – 11215 October 1879 – 16 October 1991
112 years, 1 day
Arkansas, United States
1316 October 199114 June 1993
(1 year, 241 days)
Frederick Frazier111 – 11327 January 1880 – 14 June 1993
113 years, 138 days
Alabama, United States
1414 June 199320 January 1994
(220 days)
Josep Armengol111 – 11223 July 1881 – 20 January 1994
112 years, 181 days
Catalonia, Spain
1520 January 199425 April 1998
(4 years, 95 days)
Christian Mortensen111 – 11516 August 1882 – 25 April 1998
115 years, 252 days
California, United States
1625 April 199817 July 1998
(83 days)
Johnson Parks11315 October 1884 – 17 July 1998
113 years, 275 days
Florida, United States
1717 July 199825 December 1998
(161 days)
Walter Richardson112 – 1137 November 1885 – 25 December 1998
113 years, 48 days
Illinois, United States
1825 December 199829 April 1999
(125 days)
Denzo Ishisaki11220 October 1886 – 29 April 1999
112 years, 191 days
Ibaraki, Japan
1929 April 199915 November 1999
(200 days)
Antonio Urrea11118 February 1888 – 15 November 1999
111 years, 270 days
Catalonia, Spain
2015 November 19991 March 2001
(1 year, 106 days)
John Painter111 – 11220 September 1888 – 1 March 2001
112 years, 162 days
Tennessee, United States
211 March 20013 January 2002
(308 days)
Antonio Todde11222 January 1889 – 3 January 2002
112 years, 346 days
Sardinia, Italy
223 January 200228 September 2003
(1 year, 268 days)
Yukichi Chuganji112 – 11423 March 1889 – 28 September 2003
114 years, 189 days
Fukuoka, Japan
2328 September 20035 March 2004
(159 days)
Joan Riudavets113 – 11415 December 1889 – 5 March 2004
114 years, 81 days
Balearic Islands, Spain
245 March 200419 November 2004
(259 days)
Fred H. Hale, Sr.1131 December 1890 – 19 November 2004
113 years, 354 days
Maine, United States
2519 November 200424 January 2007
(2 years, 66 days)
Emiliano Mercado del Toro113 – 11521 August 1891 – 24 January 2007
115 years, 156 days
Isabela, Puerto Rico
2624 January 200719 June 2009
(2 years, 146 days)
Tomoji Tanabe111 – 11318 September 1895 – 19 June 2009
113 years, 274 days
Miyazaki, Japan
2719 June 200918 July 2009
(29 days)
Henry Allingham1136 June 1896 – 18 July 2009
113 years, 42 days
England, United Kingdom
2818 July 200914 April 2011
(1 year, 270 days)
Walter Breuning112 – 11421 September 1896 – 14 April 2011
114 years, 205 days
Montana, United States
2915 April 201112 June 2013
(2 years, 58 days)
Jiroemon Kimura113 – 11619 April 1897 – 12 June 2013
116 years, 54 days
Kyoto, Japan
3011 June 201313 September 2013
(94 days)
Salustiano Sanchez1128 June 1901 – 13 September 2013
112 years, 97 days
New York, United States
3113 September 201324 April 2014
(223 days)
Arturo Licata1112 May 1902 – 24 April 2014
111 years, 357 days
Sicily, Italy
3224 April 20148 June 2014
(45 days)
Alexander Imich1114 February 1903 – 8 June 2014
111 years, 124 days
New York, United States
338 June 20145 July 2015
(1 year, 27 days)
Sakari Momoi111 – 1125 February 1903 – 5 July 2015
112 years, 150 days
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
345 July 201519 January 2016
(198 days)
Yasutaro Koide11213 March 1903 – 19 January 2016
112 years, 312 days
Aichi Prefecture, Japan
3520 January 2018Present
(108 days)
Mazaso Nonalka112*15 September 1903
112 years, 297[1]​ 
Hokkaido, Japan

Oldest verified person by country