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The last person born in the nineteenth century is dead

JAPAN (OBSERVATORY) – A Japanese woman born in 1900 passed away this Saturday, April 21st. Considered the doyenne of humanity since September 2017, she was also the last person born in the nineteenth century to have survived to this day.

Nabi Tajima, a Japanese woman who topped the list of eldest since Sept. 15, died on Saturday at the age of 117 in a hospital in southwestern Kikai city, Kyodo news agency reported.

According to the media, she was considered the doyenne of humanity since the death of Jamaican Violet Brown. Born March 10, 1900, the latter was only a few months older than her successor.

Now this title belongs to another Japanese, Chiyo Miyako, who will celebrate her 117th birthday on May 2nd.