Violet Brown

1900 - 2017

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Violet Brown (née Mosse; 10 March 1900 – 15 September 2017) was a Jamaican supercentenarian who was the oldest verified living person in the world for five months, following the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017 until her own death at the age of 117 years, 189 days on 15 September 2017. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Violet Brown has received more than 1,825,901 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Violet Brown is the 1,388th most popular religious figure (down from 1,352nd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Jamaica (up from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Jamaican Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Violet Brown ranks 1,388 out of 3,187Before her are Karaindash, Anatolius of Constantinople, Angelo Amato, Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje, Wolf Messing, and João I of Kongo. After her are Guru Amar Das, Antipope Sylvester IV, Willehad, Naropa, Zakir Naik, and Ashkenaz.

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Among people born in 1900, Violet Brown ranks 101Before her are Emanuel Ringelblum, Leonardo Conti, James Bond, George Antheil, Mervyn LeRoy, and Lorenzo Fernández. After her are Arturo Umberto Illia, Herbert Blumer, Gilbert Ryle, Miguel Alemán Valdés, James Hilton, and Zhang Wentian. Among people deceased in 2017, Violet Brown ranks 130Before her are Omar Abdel-Rahman, Tsutomu Hata, Igor Shafarevich, Luis Bacalov, Lyudmila Chernykh, and Pierre Henry. After her are Mustafa Tlass, Miguel Ferrer, Bayezid Osman, Anne Golon, Robert Miles, and John Hillerman.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Violet Brown ranks 11 out of 189Before her are Peter Tosh (1944), Marcus Garvey (1887), Ben Johnson (1961), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Stuart Hall (1932), and Liz Mitchell (1952). After her are Merlene Ottey (1960), Trevor Berbick (1954), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Patrick Ewing (1962), Desmond Dekker (1941), and Stephen Hopkins (1958).


Among religious figures born in Jamaica, Violet Brown ranks 1After her are Patrick Allen (1951), and Bilal Philips (1947).