Was the oldest person to have ever lived a con artist?

She lived to be the world’s oldest woman at 122 — but Jeanne Calment was plagued by speculation that she deceived the world.

Oldest Person to Have Lived?

Who was Jeanne Calment?

Jeanne Calment was born in Arles on February 21, 1875, to a shipbuilder and a miller. She also had an older brother who lived to 97. At around age 14, she claims to have met Vincent van Gogh and complained that he was very ugly. She finished school at 16 with an GED O-level (known then as a brevet classique diploma). At the age of 21, she married her 28-year-old second cousin Fernand Calment, who had been trying to date her since she was 15. Jeanne lived a leisure lifestyle of fencing and cycling since Fernand was the heir to a drapery business. She gave birth to her daughter, Yvonne, on January 19. 1898. Despite Fernand and Jeanne’s frequent summer hunting trips, she was quoted that she disliked shooting birds. Her only grandchild was born on December 23, 1926, when she was 51-years-old.

By the year 1963, at the age of 88, Calment had no living family left. However, she signed a life estate contract that earned her around $500 a month for the next thirty years. She became the oldest living person in 1987 and the oldest person ever in 1995. Age verification was tricky as her documents and photographs were burned by a cousin of her grandson. However, there were enough population censuses and family links to the local Catholic boroughs to confirm the evidence. They also interviewed her for a year to confirm details relating to relatives, locations, and people she employed.

Post-death investigation.

Calment died on August 4, 1997, at the age of 122. Despite the in-depth research, Nikolay Zak wrote a 2018 paper accusing Yvonne of assuming her mother’s identity after her supposed death in 1934. However, the accusations were swiftly debunked due to the mountain of evidence that supporter her identity. Today, she is still the oldest person to have ever lived.


03/06/2020 11:22 AMupdated: 03/06/2020 2:28 PM


  • Terence S.
    10/08/2020 17:30

    The oldest man to have lived was Methuselah , 969 years old

  • Matt-Rose B.
    10/01/2020 14:31

  • Susan H.
    09/14/2020 08:07

    Mbah Arjo 193 years old and Mbah gotho from Indonesia was 146 years old, they just not popular lol but you can google it

  • Regina K.
    09/09/2020 20:45

    My great grandmother died in 2018. She was 120years and she was born in 1898

  • Monta C.
    09/09/2020 18:25

    They done took so many pictures all she can do is blink🤬 leave her alone y'all💀🤣🤣🤨

  • Kelly L.
    08/28/2020 07:22

    Like I know there’s no proof of this guy but what about methuselah he was almost 1000 if those stories are true

  • Mark S.
    08/24/2020 16:14

    Brian may is ageing well...

  • Dio N.
    08/21/2020 14:55

    There is in the Philippines. Search it

  • Jake B.
    08/21/2020 02:47

    How many dog years is that?

  • Blackphantom
    08/20/2020 10:15

    My grandmother is 110 and still thanks to god in good health .. its the food people ..

  • Lou B.
    08/19/2020 18:42

    My great grandmom passed on at 113. A khoisan lady was still strong and drank alcohol

  • Kees J.
    08/07/2020 16:20

    I have a daughter who is almost 127 now, probably the oldest person to live nowadays!

  • Satt N.
    08/06/2020 11:28

    We have here in the ph. A 140 Man😆

  • Rakim D.
    08/04/2020 12:17

    So when the 1st tym did she smoke?

  • Ramya D.
    08/01/2020 01:00

    Oldest today is 124. An Indian man.

  • Priscilla A.
    07/30/2020 03:02

    Ugh. Just another person with another theory looking for some attention

  • Jim T.
    07/26/2020 17:49

    This video has a clear viewpoint but if you go and do some of your own reading, you might wonder yourself what the truth was.

  • Tara L.
    07/24/2020 07:51

    she’s not the oldest lol wow

  • Tara L.
    07/24/2020 07:50

    thats bs

  • Daniel C.
    07/18/2020 20:17

    My gsd lived for 17 yrs in dog years that’s almost 150 does this count lol 😂

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