List of the verified oldest women

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This is a list of the 100 verified oldest women, arranged in descending order of each individual's age in years and days. A year typically refers to a calendar year, the time between two dates of the same name. However, years can be of different lengths due to the presence or absence of a leap day within the year, or to the conversion of dates from one calendar to another. As women live longer than men on average, this list is very similar to the list of the oldest people.

The oldest woman ever whose age has been verified is Jeanne Calment (1875–1997) of France, who died at the age of 122 years, 164 days and who is also the verified oldest person ever.

There are six living women on this list, the oldest of whom is Kane Tanaka of Japan, aged 115 years, 277 days.

Since all the women on this list have lived to at least the age of 110, all of them have been, or still are, supercentenarians.

100 verified oldest women[edit]

  Deceased   Living
^ denotes age at death, or, if living, age as of 6 October 2018

Rank Name Birth date Death date Age [†] Place of death or residence
1 Jeanne Calment[1] 21 February 1875 4 August 1997 122 years, 164 days France
2 Sarah Knauss[2] 24 September 1880 30 December 1999 119 years, 97 days United States
3 Nabi Tajima[3] 4 August 1900 21 April 2018 117 years, 260 days Japan
4 Lucy Hannah[4] 16 July 1875 21 March 1993 117 years, 248 days United States
5 Marie-Louise Meilleur[5] 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Canada
6 Violet Brown[3] 10 March 1900 15 September 2017 117 years, 189 days Jamaica
7 Emma Morano[3][6] 29 November 1899 15 April 2017 117 years, 137 days Italy
8 Chiyo Miyako[3] 2 May 1901 22 July 2018[7] 117 years, 81 days Japan
9 Misao Okawa[3][8] 5 March 1898 1 April 2015 117 years, 27 days Japan
10 María Capovilla[9] 14 September 1889 27 August 2006 116 years, 347 days Ecuador
11 Susannah Mushatt Jones[3][10] 6 July 1899 12 May 2016 116 years, 311 days United States
12 Gertrude Weaver[3][11] 4 July 1898 6 April 2015 116 years, 276 days United States
13 Tane Ikai[12] 18 January 1879 12 July 1995 116 years, 175 days Japan
14 Elizabeth Bolden[13] 15 August 1890 11 December 2006 116 years, 118 days United States
15 Besse Cooper[14] 26 August 1896 4 December 2012 116 years, 100 days United States
16 Ana María Vela Rubio[3] 29 October 1901 15 December 2017 116 years, 47 days Spain
17 Giuseppina Projetto[3] 30 May 1902 6 July 2018 116 years, 37 days Italy
18 Jeralean Talley[15] 23 May 1899 17 June 2015 116 years, 25 days United States
19 Maggie Barnes[16] 6 March 1882 19 January 1998 115 years, 319 days United States
20 Kane Tanaka[3] 2 January 1903 Living[3] 115 years, 277 days Japan
21 Dina Manfredini[17] 4 April 1897 17 December 2012 115 years, 257 days United States[a]
22 Charlotte Hughes[18] 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days United Kingdom
23 Edna Parker[19] 20 April 1893 26 November 2008 115 years, 220 days United States
24 Mary Ann Rhodes[20] 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Canada
25 Maria Giuseppa Robucci[3] 20 March 1903 Living[3] 115 years, 200 days Italy
26 Anonymous of Tokyo[21] 15 March 1900 27 September 2015 115 years, 196 days Japan
27 Margaret Skeete[22] 27 October 1878 7 May 1994 115 years, 192 days United States
28 Bernice Madigan[23] 24 July 1899 3 January 2015 115 years, 163 days United States
29 Gertrude Baines[24] 6 April 1894 11 September 2009 115 years, 158 days United States
30 Bettie Wilson[25] 13 September 1890 13 February 2006 115 years, 153 days United States
31 Shimoe Akiyama[3] 19 May 1903 Living[3] 115 years, 140 days Japan
32 Julie Winnefred Bertrand[26] 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Canada
33 Maria de Jesus[27] 10 September 1893 2 January 2009 115 years, 114 days Portugal
34 Marie Josephine Gaudette[3] 25 March 1902 13 July 2017 115 years, 110 days Italy[b]
35 Susie Gibson[28] 31 October 1890 16 February 2006 115 years, 108 days United States
36 Augusta Holtz[29] 3 August 1871 21 October 1986 115 years, 79 days United States[c]
37 Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper[30] 29 June 1890 30 August 2005 115 years, 62 days Netherlands
38 Maude Farris-Luse[31] 21 January 1887 18 March 2002 115 years, 56 days United States
39 Marie Brémont[32] 25 April 1886 6 June 2001 115 years, 42 days France
40 Koto Okubo[33] 24 December 1897 12 January 2013 115 years, 19 days Japan
41 Antonia Gerena Rivera[3][34] 19 May 1900 2 June 2015 115 years, 14 days United States[d]
42 Chiyono Hasegawa[35] 20 November 1896 2 December 2011 115 years, 12 days Japan
43 Annie Jennings[36] 12 November 1884 20 November 1999 115 years, 8 days United Kingdom
44 Eva Morris[37] 8 November 1885 2 November 2000 114 years, 360 days United Kingdom
45 Kama Chinen[38] 10 May 1895 2 May 2010 114 years, 357 days Japan
46 Maria Gomes Valentim[39] 9 July 1896 21 June 2011 114 years, 347 days Brazil
47 Mary Bidwell[40] 19 May 1881 25 April 1996 114 years, 342 days United States
48 Mary Josephine Ray[41] 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days United States[e]
49 Goldie Steinberg[3][42][43] 30 October 1900 16 August 2015 114 years, 290 days United States[f]
50 Kiyoko Ishiguro[3] 4 March 1901 5 December 2015 114 years, 276 days Japan
51 Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes[44] 24 October 1890 25 July 2005 114 years, 274 days Portugal
Eudoxie Baboul[3] 1 October 1901 1 July 2016 114 years, 274 days France (French Guiana)
53 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan[45] 31 August 1889 29 May 2004 114 years, 272 days Puerto Rico
54 Yukie Hino[3] 17 April 1902 13 January 2017 114 years, 271 days Japan
55 Delphine Gibson[3] 17 August 1903 9 May 2018 114 years, 265 days United States
56 Eugénie Blanchard[46] 16 February 1896 4 November 2010 114 years, 261 days France (Saint Barthélemy)
57 Venere Pizzinato-Papo[47] 23 November 1896 2 August 2011 114 years, 252 days Italy[g]
58 Neva Morris[48] 3 August 1895 6 April 2010 114 years, 246 days United States
59 Lucile Randon[3] 11 February 1904 Living[3] 114 years, 237 days France
60 Hide Ohira[36] 15 September 1880 9 May 1995 114 years, 236 days Japan
61 Blanche Cobb[49] 8 September 1900 1 May 2015 114 years, 235 days United States
62 Ethel Lang[3] 27 May 1900 15 January 2015 114 years, 233 days United Kingdom
63 Yone Minagawa[50] 4 January 1893 13 August 2007 114 years, 221 days Japan
64 María Antonia Castro[51] 10 June 1881 16 January 1996 114 years, 220 days Spain
65 Carrie Lazenby[44] 9 February 1882 14 September 1996 114 years, 218 days United States
Ura Koyama[52] 30 August 1890 5 April 2005 114 years, 218 days Japan
67 Myrtle Dorsey[53] 22 November 1885 25 June 2000 114 years, 216 days United States
68 Iso Nakamura[3] 23 April 1903 23 November 2017 114 years, 214 days Japan
69 Anna Eliza Williams[54] 2 June 1873 27 December 1987 114 years, 208 days United Kingdom
70 Eunice Sanborn[55] 20 July 1896 31 January 2011 114 years, 195 days United States
71 Grace Clawson[56] 15 November 1887 28 May 2002 114 years, 194 days United States[h]
72 Mitsue Toyoda[3] 15 February 1902 25 August 2016 114 years, 192 days Japan
73 Tase Matsunaga[57] 11 May 1884 18 November 1998 114 years, 191 days Japan
74 Shin Matsushita[3] 30 March 1904 Living[3] 114 years, 190 days Japan
75 Kame Nakamura[58] 8 March 1898 12 September 2012 114 years, 188 days Japan
76 Lydie Vellard[44] 18 March 1875 17 September 1989 114 years, 183 days France
Wilhelmina Kott[59] 7 March 1880 6 September 1994 114 years, 183 days United States
Adelina Domingues[60] 19 February 1888 21 August 2002 114 years, 183 days United States[i]
79 Mitoyo Kawate[61] 15 May 1889 13 November 2003 114 years, 182 days Japan
80 Charlotte Benkner[62] 16 November 1889 14 May 2004 114 years, 180 days United States[j]
Camille Loiseau[63] 13 February 1892 12 August 2006 114 years, 180 days France
82 Anne Primout[64] 5 October 1890 26 March 2005 114 years, 172 days France[k]
83 Ettie Mae Greene[65] 8 September 1877 26 February 1992 114 years, 171 days United States
84 Dominga Velasco[3] 12 May 1901 11 October 2015 114 years, 152 days United States[l]
85 Toshie Yorimitsu[3] 30 September 1901 28 February 2016 114 years, 151 days Japan
86 Irene Frank[44] 1 October 1881 28 February 1996 114 years, 150 days United States
87 Christina Cock[66] 25 December 1887 22 May 2002 114 years, 148 days Australia[m]
88 Olivia Patricia Thomas[67] 29 June 1895 16 November 2009 114 years, 140 days United States
89 Tae Ito[3] 11 July 1903 13 November 2017 114 years, 125 days Japan
90 Gabrielle Valentine des Robert[3] 4 June 1904 Living[3] 114 years, 124 days France
91 Anna Henderson[68] 5 March 1900 1 July 2014 114 years, 118 days United States
92 Emma Verona Johnston[69] 6 August 1890 1 December 2004 114 years, 117 days United States
Mamie Rearden[70] 7 September 1898 2 January 2013 114 years, 117 days United States
94 Bettie Chatmon[44] 30 April 1884 16 August 1998 114 years, 108 days United States
95 Odie Matthews[44] 28 December 1878 14 April 1993 114 years, 107 days United States
96 Chiyo Shiraishi[3] 6 August 1895 19 November 2009 114 years, 105 days Japan
97 Asa Takii[71] 28 April 1884 31 July 1998 114 years, 94 days Japan
98 Florence Knapp[72] 10 October 1873 11 January 1988 114 years, 93 days United States
Elena Slough[73] 4 July 1889 5 October 2003 114 years, 93 days United States
100 Lucy Jane Askew[74] 8 September 1883 9 December 1997 114 years, 92 days United Kingdom
Mary Anna Boone[44] 10 February 1887 13 May 2001 114 years, 92 days United States

Notes[edit]

a^ Manfredini was born in Italy.
b^ Gaudette was born in the United States.
c^ Holtz was born in the Province of Posen, which was then in the German Empire; it is now in Poland.
d^ Gerena was born in Puerto Rico.
e^ Ray was born in Canada.
f^ Steinberg was born in Kishinev, which was then a part of the Russian Empire; it is now the capital of Moldova.
g^ Pizzinato-Papo was born in Ala, which was then in Austria-Hungary; it is now in Italy.
h^ Clawson was born in the United Kingdom.
i^ Domingues was born in Cape Verde, at that time a colony of Portugal.
j^ Benkner was born in Germany.
k^ Primout was born in French Algeria, then a colony of France, now an independent country.
l^ Velasco was born in Mexico.
m^ Cock was born in the former British colony Victoria, which is now part of Australia.

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