These five women have the longevity of life on their side. These three Americans, one Japanese, and one Italian woman are the last living people in the world who were born in the 1800s. Having lived through countless wars and historical events, and seen the world change through incredibly revolutionary technological advances, these women share a unique and extremely rare perspective of the world.

116 years old (World’s Oldest Living Person) – Misao Okawa (b. March 5, 1898), Japanese

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116 years old – Gertrude Weaver (b. July 4, 1898), American

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115 years old – Jeralean Talley (b. May 23, 1899), American

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115 years old – Susannah Mushatt-Jones (b, July 6 1899), American

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115 years old – Emma Morano-Martinuzzi (b. November 29, 1899), Italian

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