Jeanne Calment world record of life
French woman Jeanne Louise Calment was born in February 1875, died in August 1997. Thus she set a world record of life – 122 years and 164 days, and this is a proven fact. Jeanne Calment was born in Orly, France. When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 years old. Madame Calment always led an active life. At her 85 she went into fencing, and at 100 rode a bike. Jeanne was married to a cousin, they lived together for 46 years. About Jeanne Calment became known in 1988, the centenary of Van Gogh, when she told in an interview about her meeting with the great artist. “He was dirty, badly dressed and gloomy.” Jeanne was also at funeral of Hugo.