Summary: Chinese supercentenarian and longevity claimant who was proclaimed as the world's oldest person in 2002 by the former Shanghai Great World Guinness Book of Records (unaffiliated with the similarly named Guinness World Records
in London), but the claim disappeared for almost four years before
resurfacing in April 2006 when she allegedly celebrated her 120th
birthday and whose age had not been internationally recognized, in
which the Guinness World Records
and the Gerontology Research Group both said at the time that
116-year-old Maria Capovilla of Ecuador was the world's oldest living
person and was born on September 14, 1889 about 3½ years after Pinhua's
alleged birth date.
Cause of Death: After a fall
Born: April 22, 1886?
Died: December 11, 2006
Location: Leshan, China