Besse Cooper

1896 - 2012

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Besse Berry Cooper (née Brown; August 26, 1896 – December 4, 2012) was an American supercentenarian who was the world's oldest living person from June 21, 2011, until her death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Besse Cooper has received more than 163,767 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Besse Cooper is the 8,653rd most popular politician (up from 8,715th in 2019), the 3,196th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,020th in 2019) and the 193rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Besse Cooper ranks 8,653 out of 15,710Before her are Jin of Xia, Konrad von Jungingen, Shigeru Kayano, Gregory the Patrician, Ahmed Abdallah, and Rabah Bitat. After her are Maria Komnene, Queen of Hungary, Gustave Garrigou, Lajin, Leizu, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, and Aden Adde.

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Among people born in 1896, Besse Cooper ranks 111Before her are Fritz Heider, Hans Cramer, Heimito von Doderer, Erich Hückel, Zygmunt Berling, and Ieronim Uborevich. After her are Henry Allingham, Fayzulla Khodzhayev, He Long, John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Aimo Lahti, and Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov. Among people deceased in 2012, Besse Cooper ranks 132Before her are Ignatius Moses I Daoud, Marie Colvin, Lars Hörmander, Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, Estanislau Basora, and Adrienne Rich. After her are Jean Laplanche, Marcos Alonso, Dilhan Eryurt, Bohdan Stupka, Eiko Ishioka, and Eve Arnold.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Besse Cooper ranks 3,196 out of 15,968Before her are Patsy Cline (1932), Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Adrienne Rich (1929), Red Auerbach (1917), Serena Williams (1981), and Robert Stroud (1890). After her are John Ritter (1948), Stuart Gordon (1947), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Edward Kasner (1878), Diana Serra Cary (1918), and René Auberjonois (1940).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Besse Cooper ranks 193Before her are Ross Perot (1930), Edith Wilson (1872), Edith Roosevelt (1861), Levi P. Morton (1824), Babushka Lady (1930), and James Forrestal (1892). After her are Richard Mentor Johnson (1780), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), Charles J. Guiteau (1841), Bob Dole (1923), Milton George Henschel (1920), and Elihu Root (1845).