AGED 117 years and 137 days Emma Morana, the world’s oldest person, has died in Verbania in Italy.
Emma was the last person born in the 1800s still living.
She put her longevity down to good genes and a diet of three eggs a day, two of them raw, fresh Italian pasta and a dish of raw meat, only changing her routine within the final years of her life. And she rarely ate fruit or vegetables.
During her lifetime she lived under more than 90 Italian governments.
The world’s oldest human being is now Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900 who is a sprightly 117 years and 36 days old.
And fourth oldest on the list Spain’s Ana María Vela Rubio. She is also the oldest living person in Europe.
Ana María Vela Rubio (born 29 October 1901), aged 115 years, 169 days was born on 29 October 1901 in Puente Genil, Andalucia. She worked as a dressmaker in her youth. She never married her partner as her parents objected to him, but the two had several children.