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8 of the world's oldest people, past and present

Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, died on April 1, 2015, at age 117. Here is a list of some other people who have held that title across the globe.

Susannah Mushatt Jones

Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115, right, of Brooklyn, was
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Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115, right, of Brooklyn, was believed to be the world's oldest living person until her death on May 12, 2016. She is embraced by her niece Lois Judge in her room at the Vandalia Avenue Houses in Brooklyn on June 22, 2015. Jones and Emma Morano of Italy, also 115, were believed to be the last two people in the world who were born in the 19th century.

Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Calment, seen in 1995, is considered to
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Jeanne Calment, seen in 1995, is considered to be the oldest living person on record, with a life span of 122 years and 164 days. She was born in Arles, France in 1875 and died on Aug. 4, 1997.

Misao Okawa

Misao Okawa, then 116, as seen in 2015,
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Misao Okawa, then 116, as seen in 2015, was once recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records. Okawa, a Japanese woman, died on April 1, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.

Gertrude Weaver

Gertrude Weaver on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at
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Gertrude Weaver on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., a day before her 116th birthday. Weaver was once the oldest person in the United States and second-oldest person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group. She died on April 6, 2015.

Sakari Momoi

Sakari Momoi in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
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Sakari Momoi in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Momoi, a retired Japanese educator, was once considered the world's oldest living man, at age 112. He died July 5, 2015.

Emiliano Mercado Del Toro

Emiliano Mercado Del Toro, of Puerto Rico, received
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Emiliano Mercado Del Toro, of Puerto Rico, received the title of world's oldest living man in 2004 and held that position until his death in 2007. Mercado Del Toro, seen here on Jan. 20, 2005, was also considered the oldest living United States war veteran, having served two months in U.S. Army training during World War I.

Yoneko Minagawa

Yoneko Minagawa on Sept. 15, 2006, in Fukuchi,
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Yoneko Minagawa on Sept. 15, 2006, in Fukuchi, Japan. Minagawa was Japan's oldest person before her death in 2007 at age 114.

Walter Breuning

Walter Breuning, of Melrose, Minn., held the title
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Walter Breuning, of Melrose, Minn., held the title of world's oldest living man from 2009, until his death at age 114 in 2011. He was the sixth man in the world to reach age 114, and was among one of the top 10 oldest men in the world.

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