Emma Morano

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Date of Birth November 29, 1899
Place of Birth Italy
Date of Death Apr 15, 2017 (117)
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Emma Morano

Emma Martina Luigia Morano was an Italian supercentenarian who, before her death at the age of 117 years and 137 days, was the world's oldest living person whose age had been verified, and the last living person to have been verified as being born in the 1800s. She remains the oldest Italian person ever and the second-oldest European person ever behind Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment.

Born: Emma Martina Luigia Morano, November 29, 1899, Civiasco, Vercelli, Kingdom of Italy
Died: April 15, 2017, (aged 0 days), Verbania, Italy
Resting place: Cimitero di Pallanza, Italy
Known for: Oldest living person, (13 May 2016 – 15 April 2017), Oldest verified Italian person ever, Last person living verified to have been born in the 1800s, Second oldest ever European after Jeanne Calment
Children: 1
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About Emma Morano

Supercentenarian who became the oldest living person in Italy and one of the oldest living people throughout the world as well. She attributed eating raw eggs and not being in a relationship since 1938 to her ability to live a long life.

Before Fame

She grew up in a family as the oldest of eight children.


In 2011, she was awarded the Knight of Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Giorgio Napolitano.

Family Life

Her only child died at just six months old in 1937.


She and Jeanne Calment both lived past 110 years of age.

Information related to Emma Morano

  • Longevity - The word "longevity" is sometimes used as a synonym for "life expectancy" in demography.
  • Oldest people - This is a list of tables of the oldest people in the world in ordinal ranks.
  • Italian supercentenarians
  • Last living survivors
  • Female supercentenarians
  • Knights Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
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Latest information about Emma Morano updated on October 30, 2020.

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