Sep 23, 2016

Emma Morano

Emma Morano is 116 years old. The Italian Supercentenarian is the last person alive to have been born in the 19th century. She was born in northern Italy on November 29, 1899 and Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde were still alive. A world that had never known global war, and where the automobile was still a fancy toy for rich folk. No human had ever successfully flown a plane. At that moment, Emma was closer in time to the Battle of Waterloo than she was to her twilight years in 2016.