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Yoshigiku Ito
Yoshigiku Ito
Birth: 3 August 1856
Japan
Death: 26 November 1966
Iwade, Wakayama, Japan
Age: 110 years, 115 days
Country: JAP FlagJPN
Validated
Yoshigiku Ito (Japanese: 伊都ヨシギク; 3 August 1856 – 26 November 1966) was a Japanese supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of death, she was the world's oldest living woman.

Biography

Yoshigiku Ito was born in Japan on 3 August 1856. At the age of 100, she lost her eyesight and couldn’t hear very well. At the age of 102 or 103, she became bedridden and remained that way for the rest of her life. At the age of 108, she had 3 living daughters, 23 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. On 21 May 1964, she became the oldest (known) living person in Japan, following the death of Ishi Hayashi. On 10 January 1966, she became the world's oldest living woman, following the death of Hannah Smith.

Ito died in Iwade, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, on 26 November 1966, at the age of 110. At the time of her death she was the world's oldest living woman. She was succeeded as the world's oldest living woman by Johanna Booysen. She remained the Japanese recordholder until Mito Umeta surpassed her age in 1973.

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World's Oldest Living Woman Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • Yoshigiku Ito • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Julie Winnefred Bertrand • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Koto Okubo • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet Brown • Nabi Tajima • Chiyo MiyakoKane Tanaka

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