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Jeanne Calment


French supercentenarian who lived until age group 122, which at that time was the longest confirmed human life time ever sold. She fulfilled Vincent Vehicle Gogh at age group 13 and discovered him to become “Dirty, badly outfitted, and disagreeable.” She acknowledged her remarkable longevity to essential olive oil, which she utilized generously on her behalf food and pores and skin and a diet plan of port wines and on the subject of 1kg of chocolates weekly. Her parents had been Nicolas Calment and Marguerite Gilles. She and her spouse, Fernand Nicolas Calment, welcomed a child called Yvonne Marie Nicolle Calment, in 1898. She offered coloured pencils to the fantastic artist Vincent Vehicle Gogh.

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Full Name Jeanne Calment
Date Of Birth February 21, 1875
Died August 4, 1997, Arles, France
Place Of Birth Arles, France
Nationality French
Spouse Fernand Calment
Children Yvonne Calment
Parents Nicolas Calment, Marguerite Calment, La Farandole de Jeanne, Historycalment, Transcalment
Siblings François Calment, Marie Calment, Antoine Calment, La Farandole de Jeanne, Historycalment, Transcalment
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1Daughter, Yvonne, died at age 36, in 1934, from pneumonia. She and Fernand Calment raised her son, Frederic, who became a doctor. Frederic died in 1963, in a motorcycle accident.
2On October 17, 1995, when she reached the age of 120 years and 238 days, she surpassed Shigechiyo Izumi as the oldest living person in recorded history.
3She lived to the amazing age of 122.
4In 1996, she performed (speaking) on a rap/techno record for the benefit of her nursing home.
5Was the subject of the documentary short Au-delà de 120 ans avec Jeanne Calment (1995).
6Knew Vincent van Gogh when she was young, and in consequence became the oldest person to appear in a film when she played herself in Vincent et moi (1990). At the time of her appearence in this film, she was 114 years old. This may be varified at the Guinness World Records web site.
7In 1966 she made a type of deal common in France, where she sold the right to occupy her apartment after she died in return for a monthly payment until then. The would-be occupant died in 1996 aged 77.
8Recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest person (with proof of age) in the history of the world.



Intresseklubben2014TV Series 1 episode



Au-delà de 120 ans avec Jeanne Calment1995Herself
Vincent and Me1990Herself

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1There are so many good authors; there's no shortage of them.
2I'm not afraid of anything.
3I've only got one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it.
4I'm interested in everything but passionate about nothing.
5I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky.
6Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread.
7Not having children is one less worry. Children are a worry!
8I wait for death and journalists.
9I'd like to go to the Moon.
10All babies are beautiful.
11In life, people sometimes make rotten deals.
12Wit doesn't make girls pretty.
13I've been forgotten by our Good Lord.
14I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine.
15I think I will die laughing.
16I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit.
17I didn't like mundane life.
18Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life.
19He who hugs too much, hugs badly!
20Death doesn't frighten me; now I can think peacefully of ending a long life.
21Every age has its happiness and troubles.
22I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often.

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