There’s only one man alive who was born in the 1800s and when he dies, everyone will be from the 1900s or later!
The oldest known person was a woman named Jeanne Calment of France who lived from 1875-1997, which means she passed at 122 years and 164 days. The woman met Vincent Van Gogh when she was 12 or 13.
That is so cool. Anyways, today the oldest documented person is a man living in Japan, Jiroemon Kimura. He was born April 19, 1897 making him 115 years and 84 days old. He’s also the oldest man to ever receive the title of oldest man alive. He has outlived two of his children and even a grandson.
He is also the last known man to have verifiably been born before 1900. Kimura had seven children, of which five are still alive, 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren. He is an active man and very health conscious.
He worked for the post office for 40 years and upon his retirement, he began farming until he was 90 years old. He wakes up early and reads the newspaper with a magnifying glass. He says that small portions of food are the key to a long and healthy life.