VIOLET BROWN, 117 y-o, Jamaican Centenarian Now Oldest Person In The World

Jamaican woman, Violet Brown, is now oldest human alive
117 y-o Violet Brown
Jamaican centenarian Violet Brown is now the oldest living person in the world. Brown, who is 117 years and 36 days old, took over from Italian Emma Morano who passed away today. Morano’s life spanned three centuries, two World Wars, 90 Italian governments, an abusive marriage, the loss of her only son. Brown was born March 10, 1900 and is believed to be one of the two remaining persons who were born in the 19th century. Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed congratulations to Brown.

List of oldest living people

RankNameSexBirth dateAge as of 16 April 2017Place of residence
1Violet Brown[4]F10 March 1900117 years, 37 daysJamaica[a]
2Nabi Tajima[4]F4 August 1900116 years, 255 daysJapan
3Chiyo Miyako[4]F2 May 1901115 years, 349 daysJapan
4Ana María Vela Rubio[4]F29 October 1901115 years, 169 daysSpain
5Marie Josephine Gaudette[4]F25 March 1902115 years, 22 daysItaly[b]
Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900, on the same premises where she still lives for 117 years, Duanvale, Trelawny, Jamaica, became the eldest person alive after the passing of Italian Emma Morano on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 117. Morano was born on November 29, 1899.
Violet Mosse-Brown has children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren that live in Jamaica, the United States, Europe, and Africa.
On Brown’s 115th birthday, The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth the 2nd,  sent her a plaque of recognition for reaching this phenomenal milestone Affectionately called Aunty V, as the oldest person in Jamaica as well as the Caribbean, she is also the oldest living person with the oldest child alive and has also made history by this fact.
The World Genealogy Research Group are consultants for the Guinness World Book of Records since the year 2000. The organization adjudicates and authenticates documents of the world’s oldest persons and identifies candidates for the title.

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