Calment, Jeanne

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Jeanne Calment
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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'


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


  • 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

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


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 122)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Outlived her only child and grandchild died)
  • 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)
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Longevity; over 122)