The Ides of March

310: Violet Brown, The Oldest Living Person on The Planet

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Violet Brown (née Mosse; born 10 March 1900)[2] is a Jamaican supercentenarian who, at the age of 117 years, 37 days, is the oldest verified living person in the world since the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017.[3][4] She is also the first verified supercentenarian from Jamaica and the oldest verified Jamaican person ever. Her date of birth has been variously reported as 4 March 1900,[5] 10 March 1900, and 15 March 1900;[1][6] it was officially recognised as 10 March 1900 by the Gerontology Research Group in 2014.[2] Brown was born when Jamaica was a part of the British Empire and is the last living former subject of Queen Victoria.[7] She is, together with Nabi Tajima of Japan, one of the last two living people born in the 19th century.


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