Emma Morano, Last Known Person Born During The 1800s, Dies

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She attributed her long life to staying single.

The last person known to have been born during the 1800s has died.

Emma Morano died in her home in Italy on Saturday at the age of 117, The Associated Press reports, citing her doctor.

Born on Nov. 29, 1899, she was named as the world’s oldest known person in May 2016.

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Emma Morano celebrates her 117th birthday in Verbania.

Morano famously attributed her long life, in part, to staying single after ending a bad marriage in her late 30s.

“I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone,” she told The New York Times.

Her other secrets to a long life included eating two raw eggs a day and possessing good genetics.

The mayor of Verbania, the city in northern Italy in which Morano lived, said the community would always remember her.

“She had…

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