Violet Brown


Age: 117

Jamaican supercentenarian who was the oldest verified living person in the world for five months following the death of the previous title holder 117-year-old Emma Morano from Italy in April 2017 at the time of her death, who was born in Jamaica on March 10, 1900 when it was part of the British Empire and was the last known living former subject of Queen Victoria, who became the fifth-oldest person in recorded history and was one of the last two living people known to have been born in the 19th century along with 117-year-old Nabi Tajima of Japan.

Cause of Death: Heart failure caused by dehydration

Born: March 10, 1900

Died: September 15, 2017

Montego Bay, Jamaica