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Jeanne Louise Calment

Also Known As: "Jeanne Nicolas Calment"
Birthplace: Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Death: August 04, 1997 (122)
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (natuaral causes)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicolas Calment and Marguerite Calment
Wife of Fernand Nicolas Calment
Mother of Yvonne Nicole Billot
Sister of François Calment; Antoine Calment and Marie Calment

Occupation: Femme au foyer
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About Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian and the oldest human whose age is well-documented, with a lifespan of 122 years and 164 days. Her longevity attracted media attention and medical studies of her health and lifestyle.

According to census records, Calment outlived both her daughter and grandson. In January 1988, at age 112, she was widely reported to have been the oldest living person, and in 1995, at age 120, was declared the oldest person to have ever lived

She and Hendrick "Old Henry" Francisco are the only ultracentenarians not mentioned in religious texts.


  • The New Yorker: LETTER FROM ARLES, FEBRUARY 17 & 24, 2020 ISSUE. “WAS JEANNE CALMENT THE OLDEST PERSON WHO EVER LIVED—OR A FRAUD?” Some researchers have cast doubt on the record of the celebrated supercentenarian. By Lauren Collins. February 10, 2020. link

About Jeanne Louise Calment (Français)

Jeanne Calment est une femme française, née Jeanne Louise Calment le 21 février 1875 à Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône) et morte le 4 août 1997 dans la même ville à l'âge de 122 ans, 5 mois et 14 jours (elle a vécu 44 694 jours). Elle est la personne ayant vécu le plus longtemps au monde dont la naissance a pu être établie de manière certaine. Elle a été doyenne des Français à partir du 20 juin 1986 et doyenne de l'humanité du 17 septembre 1989 jusqu'à sa mort.

Lundi 16 septembre 2019 - confirmation scientifique des 122 ans atteints par l'arlésienne Jeanne Calment :

Titre de l'article original : The real facts supporting Jeanne Calment as the oldest ever human.

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Jeanne Calment's Timeline

February 21, 1875
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
January 19, 1898
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francja (France)
August 4, 1997
Age 122
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France