Jeanne Calment was born February 21, 1875, and died August 4, 1997.
She was born in France and lived there her whole life.
When she was 14, the Eiffel Tower started construction.
She sold Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch painter, a paintbrush, and later called him ”very ugly, ungracious, and impolite.”
She outlived all her family members, even her grandson.
She lived through the WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII.
She outlived Andre-Francois Raffray, who, when she was 90 years old, bought the apartment she used to live in. Although, he would have to pay her 2,500 francs (about $400) a month until she died. He died one year before her, at 77, after paying Jeanne Calment more than $180,000.