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How old is the oldest person in the world?

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April 21, 2018 10:13PM

As of April 2018, Chiyo Miyako of Japan is the oldest person on Earth (born May 2, 1901).

She was 116 years old when the last person born in the 19th century died (Nabi Tajima of Japan).


The longest documented lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (1875-1997), who died at age 122 years and 164 days.