22 June 2015

Jeanne Calment- 'The Woman that God Forgot'

Jeanne Calment holds the world record for the longest confirmed lifespan (122). 

She lived in Arles, France, and claimed to have met Vincent van Gogh at the age of 13 when he came into her father’s shop in 1888 to buy coloured pencils. She found him to be, “Dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable.” 

She outlived her daughter and grandson by several decades...

She was 94 when man first walked on the moon, and lived on her own until the age of 110, when she moved into a nursing home having become blind and nearly deaf. Her mind was however still intact – until her death at the age of 122 she was sharp as a knife...

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