19th Century's Last Survivor Emma Morano Celebrated her 117th Birthday in Italy! View Full Report

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19th Century's Last Survivor Emma Morano Celebrated her 117th Birthday in Italy! View Full Report

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth B - 1899-11-29, D - 2017-04-15
  • Nationality Italian
  • Birth Place Civiasco, Italy
  • Profession Super Centenarian
  • Birth Name Emma Martina Luigia Morano OMRI
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity/Race Italian
  • Father Giovanni Moran
  • Mother Matilde Bresciani
  • Sister/s Angela Morano
  • Son/s 1
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Ex-Husband Giovanni Martinuzzi (m. 1926–1978)
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Height/ How Tall? N\A
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color White
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Lesbian No

Emma Morano recently touched the milestone of being 117 years old on Tuesday, November 29. She is currently the last known survivor of the 19th century who also has a link to the late 1800s as she was born on November 29, 1899.

Emma Morano, who is officially the world’s oldest human has just celebrated her 117th birthday at her home in Verbania, a town situated in northern Italy on Maggiore. While she was months close to celebrating her birthday, Emma revealed her secret diet that she believe is the reason for her perennial lifespan that included of three eggs per day; eating two of them raw.

Caption: Emma Morano was blowing out the candles on her 117th birthday cake at her home in northern Italy.

Photo credit: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

The 19th-century survivor celebrated her birthday with two women, Malgorzat Ceglinska, and Yamilec Vergara who cared her over the years and was also joined by a couple of journalists.

In earlier interviews, Emma said that she was not sure if she would try her birthday cake as she did not like the cake previously of her 116th birthday. However, she ate a piece of cake all by herself.

Caption: Emma Morano on her 117th birthday.

While reporters were asking her questions about her life, she revealed that she did not have a good life at all and worked until the age of 65.

Even though her diet has been useful for prolonging her life, Mr. Bava who doctors her from the past two decades holds himself responsible for keeping Emma alive, referring himself as the keeper of the Tower of Pisa. Meanwhile, he also points towards her genetics to be a contributing factor because Emma’s mother and two sisters lived long lives as well.