Guinness World Records
Jake T. Austin
How old was the oldest human being?
Asked in Paleontology
How old are the oldest human remains found so far in Australia?
What age is the oldest human being?
One hundred and fourteen Answer The oldest person to live in documented history was Jeanne Calment of France who was 122 years, 164 days old when she died in 1997. (She met Vincent van Gogh when she was younger). There is dispute over the actual age of Shigechiyo Izumi, who claims to be 120 which make him the oldest man in history. The oldest male, without dispute, is Christian Mortensen who was 115 years, 252 days old when he died. The oldest living human is Kama Chinen, who is currently 114.