Last known living person born in the 19th century to celebrate her 117th birthday

VERCELLI, Italy (WCMH) — Emma Morano was born November 29, 1899, and will be celebrating her 117th birthday on Tuesday, November 29.

According to Guinness World Records, Morano is believed to be the last person still alive that was born in the 1800s.

“I eat two eggs a day, and that’s it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth,” she told AFP news agency.

According to, Morano became the oldest person in the world earlier in the year, when Susannah Mushatt Jones, of New York died May, 12, 2016 at the age of 116 years, 6 months and 6 days.

According to AFP news agency, Morano started her two-eggs a day diet when she was 20, and has kept it for more than 90 years.

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