Her name was Emma Morano and she was born in 1899 and died in her home in Italy.
RIP Emma Morano, 117.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 15, 2017
The world's oldest person, born in 1899. What a life. pic.twitter.com/ViIQhLK1Hn
Can you believe it? She was the last known living person from the 19th century. She has seen SO MUCH change in her 117 years of living. What's more interesting, she avoided marriage after one ended in 1938
That said, she chose to avoid a husband since a marriage ended in 1938.— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) April 15, 2017
“I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone," she said in recent yrs.