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This is a list of the oldest people of every continent (excluding Antarctica).


Africa

      Validated/Under 110       Living (validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

Recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Death Age
South AfricaZAF Johanna Booysen F 17 Jan 1857 16 Jun 1968 111 years, 151 days

Emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of death Name Sex Birth Death Age
Cape VerdeCPV United StatesUSA Adelina Domingues F 19 Feb 1888 21 Aug 2002 114 years, 183 days
AlgeriaALG FranceFRA Emile Fourcade M 29 Jul 1884 29 Dec 1995 111 years, 153 days

Current living recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
South AfricaZAF Rosalie Wolpe F 25 Aug 1909 112 years, 62 days


Current living emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of residence Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
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Asia

Recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Death Age
JapanJPN Kane Tanaka F 2 Jan 1903 Living 118 years, 297 days
JapanJPN Jiroemon Kimura M 19 Apr 1897 12 Jun 2013 116 years, 54 days

Emigrant recordholder:

Native
Country
Country
of death
Name Sex Birth Death Age
IndiaIND United Kingdom UK Lucy d'Abreu F 24 May 1892 7 Dec 2005 113 years, 197 days
JapanJPN United StatesUSA Henry Tseng M 12 Jul 1907 27 Feb 2019 111 years, 230 days

Current living recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Age as of
26 October 2021
JapanJPN Kane Tanaka F 2 Jan 1903 118 years, 297 days
JapanJPN Mikizo Ueda M 11 May 1910 111 years, 168 days

Current living emigrant recordholder:

Native
Country
Country of
residence
Name Sex Birth Age as of
26 October 2021
South KoreaKOR CanadaCAN Ja Hyung Lee M 27 Aug 1910 111 years, 60 days

Eursope

Recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Death Age
FranceFRA Jeanne Calment F 21 Feb 1875 4 Aug 1997 122 years, 164 days
SpainESP Joan Riudavets M 15 Dec 1889 5 Mar 2004 114 years, 81 days

Emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of death Name Sex Birth Death Age
Italy ITA United StatesUSA Dina Manfredini F 4 Apr 1897 17 Dec 2012 115 years, 257 days
DenmarkDEN United StatesUSA Christian Mortensen M 16 Aug 1882 25 Apr 1998 115 years, 252 days

Current living recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
FranceFRA Lucile Randon F 11 Feb 1904 117 years, 257 days
SpainESP Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia M 8 Feb 1909 112 years, 260 days

Current living emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of residence Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
GermanyGER United StatesUSA Maria Aulenbacher F 7 Nov 1909 111 years, 353 days
Italy ITA BrazilBRA Delio Venturotti M 25 Oct 1909 112 years, 1 days

North and Central America

Recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Death Age
United StatesUSA Sarah Knauss F 24 Sep 1880 30 Dec 1999 119 years, 97 days
United StatesUSA Mathew Beard M 9 Jul 1870 16 Feb 1985 114 years, 222 days

Emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of death Name Sex Birth Death Age
United StatesUSA Italy ITA Marie-Josephine Gaudette F 25 Mar 1902 13 Jul 2017 115 years, 110 days
United StatesUSA Italy ITA Truman Peebles M 26 Aug 1912 22 Jun 2021 108 years, 300 days

Current living recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
United StatesUSA Thelma Sutcliffe F 1 Oct 1906 115 years, 25 days
United StatesUSA Lawrence Brooks M 12 Sept 1909 112 years, 44 days

Current living emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of residence Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
CanadaCAN South AfricaZAF Eliza Carrows F 21 May 1906 115 years, 158 days

Oceania

Recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Death Age
AustraliaAUS Christina Cock F 25 Dec 1887 22 May 2002 114 years, 148 days
AustraliaAUS Dexter Kruger M 13 Jan 1910 20 July 2021 111 years, 188 days

Emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of death Name Sex Birth Death Age
New ZealandNZL United StatesUSA Teresa Locke F 30 Nov 1865 18 Jun 1976 110 years, 201 days

Current living recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
AustraliaAUS Anonymous F 9 July 1910 111 years, 109 days
AustraliaAUS Frank Mawer M 16 Aug 1912 109 years, 71 days

Current living emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of residence Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021

South America

Recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Death Age
BrazilBRA Francisca Celsa dos Santos F 21 Oct 1904 5 Oct 2021 116 years, 349 days
ColombiaCOL Daniel Guzman-Garcia M 6 Feb 1897 21 May 2008 111 years, 105 days

Emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of death Name Sex Birth Death Age
VenezuelaVEN FranceFRA Marie Laure du Serre-Telmon F 4 Jan 1860 8 Jan 1977 117 years, 4 days
PeruPER Italy ITA Arcenio Cobba Balcazar M 7 Jul 1906 21 Jul 2017 111 years, 14 days

Current living recordholder:

Country Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
BrazilBRA Antonia da Santa Cruz F 13 June 1905 116 years, 135 days
VenezuelaVEN Juan Vicente Perez Mora M 27 May 1909 112 years, 152 days

Current living emigrant recordholder:

Native country Country of residence Name Sex Birth Age as of 26 October 2021
EcuadorECU United StatesUSA Ada Avila F 14 Jan 1910 111 years, 285 days
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