Jeanne Calment celebrating her 121st birthday in 1996

Jeanne Calment celebrating her 121st birthday in 1996

Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 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. Her lifespan has been thoroughly documented by scientific study. Photo: wikipedia

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