Emma Morano, the world’s oldest woman has passed away in Italy at the age of 117. She was the last known person born in the 19th century who was still alive. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in Italy. She held the Guinness World Record titles for the oldest living person and oldest living woman. Morano is five years younger than Jeanne Calment, the 122-year-old person who held the title for being the oldest person ever.
Morano was a solitary person who made her living by working in a factory producing jute sacks. She had been living in her two room apartment for the last 20 years. In her lifetime that spanned three centuries, she has seen two World Wars and more than 90 Italian governments. Morano had admitted that the reason behind her longevity was genetics.