Emma Morano

Emma Morano
Emma Morano.jpg
Morano in 1930
BornEmma Martina Luigia Morano
(1899-11-29)29 November 1899[1]
Civiasco, Vercelli, Kingdom of Italy
Died(2017-04-15)15 April 2017
(aged 117 years, 137 days)
Verbania, Italy
Known for
  • Oldest living person
    (13 May 2016 – 15 April 2017)
  • Oldest verified Italian person ever
  • Last person living verified to have been born in the 1800s
Spouse(s)Giovanni Martinuzzi
(m. 1926–his death 1978; separated 1938)[2]
Children1 son (1937–1937)

Emma Martina Luigia Morano (OMRI[3]) (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.[a][4] She remains the oldest Italian person ever[5] and the second-oldest European person ever behind Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment.[6]

Early life

Morano in 1900

Emma Martina Luigia Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in Civiasco, Vercelli, Piedmont, Kingdom of Italy, to Giovanni Morano and Matilde Bresciani,[7] the eldest of eight children (five daughters and three sons). She had a long-lived family: her mother, an aunt and some of her siblings turned 90, and one of her sisters, Angela Morano (1908–2011),[8] died at age 102.

When she was a child she moved from the Sesia Valley to Ossola for her father's job,[9] but the climate was so unhealthy there that a physician advised her family to live somewhere with more moderate weather, so she moved to Verbania, on Lake Maggiore, where she lived the rest of her life. In October 1926, she married Giovanni Martinuzzi[10] (1901–1978), and her only child was born in 1937 but died when he was only six months old. The marriage was not a happy one,[11] so in 1938 Morano separated from her husband, driving him out of the house; he died in 1978.[12]

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