Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian who had the longest confirmed human lifespan in history, 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... more »
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''[On being asked "what sort of future she anticipates having":] A very short one.''Jeanne Calment (b. c. 1875), French: "oldest known living person." As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 23 (March 6, 1995).