Emma Morano, Last Known Survivor Of 19th Century, Dies In Italy At Age 117

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Emma Morano, Last Known Survivor Of 19th Century, Dies In Italy At Age 117

Emma Morano, who lived in northern Italy, was born on November 29, 1899.

Rome:  Emma Morano, who at 117 was believed to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, died on Saturday, Italian media reported.

Morano, who lived in northern Italy, was born on November 29, 1899, four years before the Wright brothers first took to the air. Her life spanned three centuries, two World Wars and more than 90 Italian governments.

Italian news agencies ANSA and Agi said the death was reported by her friends and family.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
© Thomson Reuters 2017


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