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Earliest Humans

The earliest examples of Homo sapiens date from about 200,000 years ago in Ethiopia.

Oldest Biblical Figures

Methuselah is alleged to have lived for 969 years.

Oldest Verified People

Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman. lived for 122 years, 164 days (February 21, 1875 - August 4, 1997).

Oldest Living Person

The oldest persons living today were all born in the early 1900s. The last two living persons born in 1899 died in 2016 and 2017, both at 117 years of age. No living human has reached the verified age of 118 since 1998.