Calment, Jeanne

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Name
Calment, Jeanne Gender: F
Calment, Jeanne Louise
born on 21 February 1875 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Arles, France, 43n40, 4e38
Timezone LMT m4e38 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°16' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 13°26 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 04°15'



Portrait of Jeanne Calment 
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Jeanne Calment
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Biography

French longevity case who celebrated her 122nd birthday in 1997. She is blind and is nearly deaf but her mind and wit remain sharp. Never sorry for herself, ready with a quip, she recently set up her own Website after being shown how to work a computer. For last year's birthday, she recorded a rap CD, the release of which sparked a media circus.

She took vigorous daily walks up to 1990 when she broke her hip, now is in a wheelchair. At 100, she still rode her bike and she quit smoking at 118. She lives in a nursing home on the outskirts of Arles. Her one child, born in 1898, died in 1934. Her husband died in 1942 and her only grandson was killed in a car crash in 1963.

"Guinness Book of World Records" lists her as the oldest living person whose birth date can be authenticated.

Calment reached the end of the trail on 8/04/1997, Arles, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1898 (Only child born)
  • Death of Child 1934 (Only child died)
  • Death of Mate 1942 (Husband died)
  • Death of Significant person 1963 (Only grandchild killed)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1990 (Broke her hip)

Source Notes

Paddy de Jabrun quoted bc in Astralis (cedra's periodical).

B.C. printed in Cadran No.16, 2/95

Sy Scholfield notes that the BC has been published at Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acte_de_naissance_de_Jeanne_Calment.png


Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Blind when aged)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Nearly deaf when aged)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bone (Broke hip when 115)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Outlived her only child and grandchild died)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 122)
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Longevity; over 122)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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