Guinness World Records Names French Nun 'World's Oldest New Person'

27 April, 2022
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Guinness World Records Names French Nun 'World's Oldest New Person'

Guinness World Records announced that a French nun has officially become the oldest person in the world, living at 118 years and 73 days.

Guinness World Records said Sister Andre, a nun born to Lucille Randon on February 11, 1904, was officially named the oldest person alive after the death of Japanese Ken Tanaka at the age of 119 years and 107 days.

Sister André, who took her name after becoming a Catholic nun in 1944, was named the world's oldest nun by Guinness, and is the second-oldest French ever and the third-oldest European recorded.

The nun, who is partially deaf and uses a wheelchair, said she was still trying to keep her mind active.

Sister Andre added to Guinness World Records: "They woke up at seven in the morning, served me breakfast, and then put me at my desk where I keep busy with little things."

Staff at Sister Andre's retirement home confirmed that she still gets a glass of wine every day.

The oldest person ever, French Jeanne Louise Calment, was born in 1875 and died at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

 



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