Calment celebrating her 121st birthday in 1996
Jeanne Louise Calment
21 February 1875
|Died||4 August 1997 |
(aged 122 years, 164 days)
(m. 1896; died 1942)
|Children||1 daughter, Yvonne|
Jeanne Louise Calment (French:
According to census records, Calment outlived both her daughter and grandson. She was widely reported to have been the oldest living person in 1988 at 112, and was declared the oldest person ever in 1995 at age 120.
Some researchers have challenged Calment's extreme age due to statistical unlikelihood, and have examined the possibility that her daughter Yvonne may have assumed Calment's identity in 1934. Other researchers have dismissed this hypothesis on the basis of extensive prior research into Calment's life.
Calment was born in
From the age of seven until her