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The oldest human being dies at 119

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Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903 in Fukuoka Prefecture (southwestern Japan). That year, the Wright brothers performed the first powered flight and Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

She was relatively healthy until recently and lived in a nursing home in her home department, where she enjoyed board games, math problem solving, soda and chocolate.

When she was younger, Mrs. Tanaka had run several businesses, including a noodle shop and a rice cake shop. She had married in 1922, giving birth to four children and adopting a fifth.

She had planned to participate in the wheelchair torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, but had given up on it because of the pandemic.

When the Guinness Book of Records awarded him the title of the oldest living person in the world in 2019, he was asked what was the happiest moment in his life. His answer : Now.

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His daily routine was described at the time as including waking up at six in the morning, and afternoons devoted to the study of mathematics and the practice of calligraphy.

likely new dean of humanity.

Sister André was born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904 in Alès, in the south of France, and now lives in Toulon. She was Kane Tanaka’s junior by just 13 months.

No official international body awards the title dean of humanity, but Sister André has a verified civil status. Next on the list is a 115-year-old Polish woman.

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