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Emma Morano

1899 - 2017

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Emma Martina Luigia Morano (29 November 1899 – 15 April 2017) was an Italian supercentenarian. She was the world's oldest living person from 13 May 2016 until her death on 15 April 2017, aged 117 years and 137 days. At the time of her death, she was also the last living person verified to have been born in the 1800s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emma Morano has received more than 3,594,647 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Emma Morano is the 729th most popular religious figure (down from 690th in 2019), the 1,011th most popular biography from Italy (down from 933rd in 2019) and the 266th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Emma Morano is most famous for being the oldest living person in the world. She was born on November 29, 1899 and is 116 years old.

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Among religious figures, Emma Morano ranks 729 out of 2,238Before her are Patriarch Nikon of Moscow, John the Merciful, Umm Kulthum bint Ali, Onesimus, Nectarios of Aegina, and Papias of Hierapolis. After her are Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Andrea Amati, Karmapa, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, and Saint Cajetan.

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Among people born in 1899, Emma Morano ranks 36Before her are Bertil Ohlin, Gustav Heinemann, Max Theiler, Alfred Schütz, Ferhat Abbas, and Georg von Békésy. After her are Bronislav Kaminski, Lucio Fontana, Chang Myon, Charles Laughton, James Cagney, and Suzanne Lenglen. Among people deceased in 2017, Emma Morano ranks 48Before her are Al Jarreau, Peter L. Berger, Adnan Khashoggi, John Surtees, Sam Shepard, and Jean Rochefort. After her are Chester Bennington, Mauno Koivisto, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Powers Boothe, Jonathan Demme, and George Andrew Olah.

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Among people born in Italy, Emma Morano ranks 1,011 out of 4,668Before her are Mirella Freni (1935), Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon (1249), Francesco Albani (1578), Roberto Cavalli (1940), and Rosalba Carriera (1673). After her are Giambattista della Porta (1535), Andrea Amati (1505), Michele Placido (1946), Alberto Sordi (1920), Charles III, Duke of Parma (1823), and Alessandro Algardi (1595).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Emma Morano ranks 266Before her are Antipope Anacletus II (1090), Frances of Rome (1384), Hippolytus of Rome (170), Melania the Younger (383), Antipope Nicholas V (1260), and Romuald (951). After her are Andrea Amati (1505), Saint Cajetan (1480), Antipope Boniface VII (1000), Angela of Foligno (1248), Saint Susanna (280), and Gemma Galgani (1878).