Calment celebrating her 121st birthday in 1996
Jeanne Louise Calment
21 February 1875
|Died||4 August 1997 (aged 122 years, 164 days)|
|Height||1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)|
(m. 1896; died 1942)
Jeanne Louise Calment (French:
According to various records, Calment outlived both her daughter and grandson. She became the oldest living person on 11 January 1988 at 112, one hundred years after encountering
Although Calment came from a long-living family, there is no particular explanation for her longevity. She had lived a comfortable and stress-free life, with a healthy appetite and a daily exercise routine, enabling her to walk without a stick until the age of 114.
A November 2018 study advanced the hypothesis that Calment's daughter Yvonne usurped her identity in 1934, so that Jeanne actually died at age 59 and Yvonne, posing as Jeanne, was 99 years old upon her death in 1997.
Calment was born in Arles,