These 5 Centenarian Women Are The Last Living People Born In The 1800s

There are only 5 living people born in the 1800s, and they are all women.
Statistically women tend to live longer, but the fact that these 5 centenarian women have seen the dawn of both the 20th and the 21st century is beyond extraordinary.

What it really takes to live so long is still a mystery, but according to these women a good nutrition, an active life and good sleep are the first rules to a long life.

Thinking about all the historical events these women have been through is really mind-boggling: two World Wars, economic crisis, the Cold War, the invention of television, the modern era and the internet revolution are just few of the things their eyes have seen.

(h/t: usatoday, boredpanda)

Misao Okawa, Japan, World’s oldest living person.
116 years old, born on March 5, 1898


Jeralean Talley, United States.
115 years old. born on May 23, 1899

Gertrude Weaver, United States’ oldest living person.
116 years old, born on July 4, 1898

Susannah Mushatt Jones, United States.
115 years old, born on July 6, 1899


Emma Morano, Italy, Europe’s oldest living person.
115 years old, born on November 29, 1899

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