Violet Brown,117-year-old, Jamaican woman is the oldest on Earth

April 18, 2017, 3:04 pm
Violet Brown,117-year-old, Jamaican woman is the oldest on Earth
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Violet Brown,117-year-old, Jamaican woman is the oldest on Earth

Violet Brown,117-year-old, Jamaican woman is the oldest on Earth

A 117-year-old Jamaican woman has become the oldest person in the world after the death of Emma Morano, the Italian woman was previously the oldest human being on the planet when she died at 117 on Saturday.

In a report appeared on The Guardian quoting Gerontology Research Group, the world's oldest registered person is now Violet Brown, a 117-year-old Jamaican woman.

The second and third oldest people are two Japanese women, Nabi Tajima and Chiyo Miyako, who were born, respectively, on 4 August 1900 and 2 May 1901.

Spanish woman, Ana Vela, 115, who was born on 29 October 1901, is the oldest European and the fourth oldest person in the world, according to the GRG.