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Jamaican supercentenarian Violet Brown is officially the oldest person alive.

Brown, who is 117 years of age takes the title from Emma Morano of Italy who has died aged 117 years and 137 days.

And Brown is the island’s first ever verified supercentenarian.

Mrs Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900 when Jamaica remained a part of the British empire was born just miles away from the world’s fastest human – Usain St Leo Bolt.

She is now the last living former subject of Queen Victoria who died in January 1901.

See an updated list of the world’s oldest people.

All ten are female.

Violet BrownF10 March 1900117 years, 36 daysJamaica
2Nabi TajimaF4 August 1900116 years, 254 daysJapan
3Chiyo MiyakoF2 May 1901115 years, 348 daysJapan
4Ana María Vela RubioF29 October 1901115 years, 168 daysSpain
5Marie Josephine GaudetteF25 March 1902115 years, 21 daysItaly
6Giuseppina ProjettoF30 May 1902114 years, 320 daysItaly
7Kane TanakaF2 January 1903114 years, 103 daysJapan
8Maria Giuseppa RobucciF20 March 1903114 years, 26 daysItaly
9Iso NakamuraF23 April 1903113 years, 357 daysJapan
10Tae Ito[7]F11 July 1903113 years, 278 daysJapan

Source: Wikipedia

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Jamaican supercentenarian Violet Brown is officially the oldest person alive.Brown, who is 117 years of age takes the title from Emma Morano of Italy who has died aged 117 years and 137 days.And Brown is the island's first ever verified supercentenarian.Mrs Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900 when...

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