World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at 117

Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person and also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, has died at her home in northern Italy.

Ms Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She lived through two world wars and more than 90 Italian governments. I'm happy she didn't suffer but passed away that way, tranquilly'.

Her doctor, Carlo Bava, said he had called her caretaker, only to be told that she had passed away on Saturday afternoon while sitting in an armchair at her home in Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

He said she had been her usual chatterbox self until a few weeks ago.

Morano told reporters that she had a fiancé who died during World War I, before she was forced into marrying someone else who threatened to kill her if she refused.

While other centenarians have attributed their longevity to everything from exercise to lack of exercise, Morano claimed her secret to a long life was two raw eggs a day. An Italian doctor says Saturday, April 15, 2017 Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person, has died in her home in northern Italy. "I was 26 years old".




"I didn't want to be dominated by anyone", she told The New York Times.

"I separated from him in 1938".

Italian media said she worked for many years at a local factory in Verbania before being employed in the kitchen of a boarding school in nearby Pallanza.

She outlived all her eight brothers and sisters, including one who died at 102.

In 2016, Guinness World Records gave her a certificate to confirm her as the oldest person alive, and one of the five verified oldest people ever.

Morano 'abandoned the husband in the Fascist era, when women were supposed to be very submissive, ' Bava said in a 2015 interview.

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