The Ten Oldest People To Ever Live Were All Women

Its very interesting to dicover that the ten oldest people to Ever live were all women. That number is too big to be a statistical coincidence.

The oldest people who ever lived

The honour for the person who ever lived goes to the woman Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997), who lived to age 122 years and 164 days. In contrast, the oldest man who ever lived is Jiroemon Kimura of Japan (1897–2013), who lived to age 116 years and 54 days.

Here is a table of the oldest people who ever lived

RankNameSexBirth dateDeath dateAge
1Jeanne CalmentFemale21 February 18754 August 1997122 years, 164 days
2Sarah KnaussFemale24 September 188030 December 1999119 years, 97 days
3Kane TanakaFemale2 January 1903Living118 years, 226 days
4Nabi TajimaFemale4 August 190021 April 2018117 years, 260 days
5Marie-Louise MeilleurFemale29 August 188016 April 1998117 years, 230
6Violet BrownFemale10 March 190015 September 2017117 years, 189 days
7Lucile RandonFemale11 February 1904Living117 years, 186 days
8Emma MoranoFemale29 November 189915 April 2017117 years, 137 days
9Chiyo MiyakoFemale2 May 190122 July 2018117 years, 81 days
10Misao OkawaFemale5 March 18981 April 2015117 years, 27 days

Why women generally live longer than men

According to the CDC, the average American man will live to age 76, while the average woman in America will live to age 81.

So we decided to reasearch why women generally live longer than men. According to medical experts the gap is due to a combination of biological and social differences such as:

  • men’s hormone testosterone which actually decreases the strength of the immune system as men grow older.
  • smoking
  • drinking
  • other unhealthy eating habits.

“This gender gap in life expectancy is true for all societies, and it is also true for the great apes,” says Dr. Perminder Sachdev, a professor of neuropsychiatry at the University of New South Wales in Australia who has studied human longevity.

“Men are more likely to smoke, drink excessively and be overweight,” he says. “They are also less likely to seek medical help early, and, if diagnosed with a disease, they are more likely to be non-adherent to treatment.” On top of all that, he says, men are more likely to take life-threatening risks and to die in car accidents, brawls or gun fights.


Sydney Chako

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Sytech Learning Academy. From Junior Secondary School to Tertiary Level Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science.

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