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 1,584,712 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Violet Brown is the 1,116th most popular religious figure (down from 990th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Jamaica and the most popular Jamaican Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Violet Brown ranks 1,116 out of 2,272Before her are Begga, Abbo of Fleury, Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Abo of Tiflis, Dom Justo Takayama, and Saint Chrysogonus. After her are Dayananda Saraswati, Jubal, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, Jayadeva, Theodulf of Orléans, and John Ball.

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Among people born in 1900, Violet Brown ranks 85Before her are Ernst Neufert, Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, Herbert Bayer, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Herbert Blumer, and Helene Weigel. After her are Mervyn LeRoy, Karin Boye, Agnes Moorehead, Emanuel Ringelblum, Eduardo De Filippo, and Ernst Busch. Among people deceased in 2017, Violet Brown ranks 105Before her are Jean d'Ormesson, Albert Speer, Colin Dexter, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Loalwa Braz, and Dick Bruna. After her are Jannis Kounellis, Don Rickles, Peter Abrahams, Tomas Milian, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Christine Keeler.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Violet Brown ranks 9 out of 147Before her are Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Marcus Garvey (1887), Stuart Hall (1932), and Ben Johnson (1961). After her are Jimmy Cliff (1948), Patrick Ewing (1962), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Trevor Berbick (1954), Liz Mitchell (1952), and Desmond Dekker (1941).


Among religious figures born in Jamaica, Violet Brown ranks 1