Emma Morano, the oldest woman in the world has died

She was born in 1899, was the last known survivor of the XIX century, she died at her home in northern Italy. Emma Morano died with 117 years and 137 days, Italian press reported. She was of Italian nationality, born on November 29, 1899 and became the oldest person in the world last year.

According to the US Gerontological Research Group (USA), she was the last remaining survivor of the nineteenth century. Morano died at his home in Verbania, northern Italy.

The mayor of Verbania, Silvia Marchionini, told local media that the woman "had an extraordinary life and we will always remember her strength to help us move forward."

Emma Morano was born in the Piedmont municipality of Civiasco (northwest of Italy). She was the oldest of eight siblings. The mother and the aunt of Morano surpassed the 90 years and its sister Angela reached the 100.

Morano married in 1926, was mistreated by her husband, and even exposing herself to jail she left him planted in 1938, after the sudden death of her son, six months after birth, while she returned from her work in a sack factory.

This old woman was hard-working, she worked all her life, from the age of 12 to 55 in a burlap sack factory, and then in the dining room of a school run by nuns.

Moreno said that the secret of her longevity was that she ate two egg yolks a day, some meat, some fruit, and a staple when she had something to celebrate.

She is the only person who is known to have survived three centuries. She was born under the reign of Umberto I, retired during the lead years and had already turned 95 when Silvio Berlusconi won the election for the first time.

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