Violet Brown

1900 - 2017

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Violet Brown (née Mosse; 10 March 1900 – 15 September 2017) was a Jamaican supercentenarian. She 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. She is the oldest person ever from the Caribbean. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Violet Brown has received more than 1,656,680 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Violet Brown is the 1,306th most popular religious figure (down from 1,115th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Jamaica (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Violet Brown ranks 1,306 out of 2,238Before her are Bernard of Menthon, Raniero Cantalamessa, Andrew Corsini, Gaspar del Bufalo, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, and John Smyth. After her are Ieronymos II of Athens, Junia, Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Simon Kimbangu, Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje, and Andrew Bobola.

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Among people born in 1900, Violet Brown ranks 103Before her are Herbert Blumer, Muhammad Asad, Duy Tân, Miguel Alemán Valdés, Valko Chervenkov, and Zhang Wentian. After her are Hassan Fathy, George Antheil, Ernst Krenek, Marc Allégret, James Hilton, and Fritz London. Among people deceased in 2017, Violet Brown ranks 125Before her are Kate Millett, Robert Miles, Jerry Fodor, Jean d'Ormesson, John Hillerman, and Don Rickles. After her are Pierre Henry, Manuel Marín, Naim Süleymanoğlu, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Jiro Taniguchi, and Todor Veselinović.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Violet Brown ranks 13 out of 168Before her are Jimmy Cliff (1948), Marcus Garvey (1887), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Ben Johnson (1961), Liz Mitchell (1952), and Trevor Berbick (1954). After her are Patrick Ewing (1962), Madge Sinclair (1938), Desmond Dekker (1941), Martine Beswick (1941), Mary Seacole (1805), and Sean Paul (1973).


Among religious figures born in Jamaica, Violet Brown ranks 1