Emma Morano-Martinuzzi

Date of birth: 29 November 1899
Date of death: 15 April 2017
Lifetime duration: 117 Years, 137 Days

Emma Martina Luigia Morano (29 November 1899 – 15 April 2017) was an Italian supercentenarian who, before her death at the age of 117 years and 137 days, was the world's oldest living person whose age had been verified, and the last living person to have been verified as being born in the 1800s. She remains the oldest Italian person ever and the second-oldest European person ever behind Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment.

Emma Martina Luigia Morano was the eldest of the eight children born to Giovanni Morano and Matilde Bresciani on 29 November 1899 in Civiasco in the Province of Vercelli in Italy. When she was a child, she moved from the Sesia Valley to Ossola for her father's job, but the climate was unhealthy there, so a physician advised her family to live somewhere with a milder climate so the family moved to Pallanza, on Lake Maggiore, where Morano lived until her death. She said she never took drugs, ate three eggs a day and drank a glass of homemade brandy.
Country: Italy