World’s oldest person dies, now the new oldest person is 116

I saw this headline on Jezebel:
World’s Oldest Person and the Last American Born in the 1800s Dies at 116
When I saw this, I thought that if she was the world’s oldest person, doesn’t that make her the last person born in the 1800s? I was wrong:

Her death leaves a 116-year-old woman from Verbania, Italy, Emma Morano, as the world’s oldest person, and the only living person who was born in the 1800s. … Moreno was just a few months younger than Jones, according to the organization, which attempts to track all living supercentenarians.

There’s only one person left in the world who was born in the 19th century. That’s remarkable, but kind of obvious.



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