Born November 29, 1899 in the Piedmon region of Italy, Emma Morano, was the longest living person and the last person with a birth year before 1900.
Emma passed away at her home last week in the northern city of Verbania.
She attributed her long life to her genetics and a diet of 3 eggs a day, 2 of them raw. She was the eldest of 8 siblings all of whom she outlived.
Not only did her life span 3 centuries, but she also survived an abusive marriage, the death of her only son, 2 World Wars, and more than 90 Italian governments.