Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Ms Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy.

The oldest person in the world - and last living person born in the 1800s - has reportedly died in Italy.

He said he had last visited Morano on Friday, and she had talked to him and held his hand as she normally did.

The world's oldest living person is now believed to be Violet Brown, a Jamaican woman born on March 10, 1900.

Ms Morano, who was the oldest of eight siblings, died at her home in the northern city of Verbania. Morano, who was born in the village of Civiasco in northern Italy, made a practice of eating raw eggs for almost a century, ever since she was diagnosed with anemia at the age of 20.

In her 117 years of life, Morano lived through two World Wars, an abusive marriage, the death of her son, and upwards of 90 different governments in her home country.

'She was slowly fading away, ' he said.

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A celebration entitled, The woman who saw three centuries, was held in Verbania in honor of her 117th birthday. When she was 20, her doctor had told her she was anaemic and that such a diet would improve her health.

Italian media reported Emma Morano's death on Saturday, citing her family.

Her other secrets to a long life included eating two raw eggs a day and possessing good genetics. I'm happy she didn't suffer but passed away that way, tranquilly'.

She lived through two World Wars, worked in a jute factory and courageously made a decision to separate from an abusive husband at a time when divorce was frowned on.

"I didn't want to be dominated by anyone", Morano told the New York Times when she was 115.

She went on to support herself by working in a factory making jute bags, then at a hotel, working way beyond the usual retirement age.

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