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The oldest woman in the world was a fraud?

The article begins with God and ends with 20 pages later with Lenin. In between, he destroyed a legend. Because it is a Russian mathematician claims that the Südfranzösin Jeanne Calment, so far, officially, the oldest man of all time, and reached perhaps even the record age of 122 years and 164 days.

even More: the fact That the lady appeared even aged in the movies, was maybe not Jeanne Calment, but their daughter Yvonne. Yvonne had already accepted early on the identity of their mother in order to circumvent the estate tax by then, 35 percent. So at least the author Nikolai Sak suggests in an essay he published in the scientists network "Researchgate". An independent review, there is not.

several times it's pretty messed up, if the old lady in her memories of the events dated.

Jeanne Calment, the Sak acknowledges, was born in 1875 in Arles. In 1898, she got her daughter, Yvonne, who died according to records at the age of about 35 years. But Zak thinks it is possible that at the time, not Yvonne, but Jeanne died. Yvonne was then printed as your at that time, nearly 60-year-old mother. Since the family owned several houses in Provence, you could have the daughter for a time, in a place withdrawn, she was hardly known. If the scenario is true, it would be Yvonne became 99 years old.

Conflicting biography

Sak is based primarily on a series of inconsistencies in what the old lady journalists and biographers told. You mentioned, for example, to be Vincent van Gogh in the Shop of her father countered. In fact, however, Jeanne's father had never owned a Shop, but Yvonne's father. Several times it's pretty messed up, if the old lady in her memories of the events dated.

As further evidence, the author proposes that the officially as Jeanne applicable Madame Calment lived a long time with the husband of Yvonne that she seemed to Dodge questions according to Yvonne always and in the old family photos destroyed. In addition, Sak is pulling the statements of the Russian gerontological approach lied Valery Novoselov, the is, the elderly Jeanne look on photos easy-to-young. Only it speaks not necessarily for its scientific Rigor, that he substantiated his findings with the results of a Facebook survey, in which about 200 participants Jeanne saw in a photo as much younger.

Has won several awards from the Guinness book Jeanne Calmet at your 119. Birthday in Arles, 1994. Photo: Reuters

All this proves nothing, and the reactions fall out very differently. The French Gerontologist Jean-Marie Robine, who was involved in the Review of the ages for the Guinness book of records, the submissions in a rigorous manner. The head of the French Institute for demographic studies, Nicolas Brouard, welcomes, however, the Research and proposes to open the tomb, in the Jeanne in 1997 and officially was buried. Calments should be a record deleted, would be the US-American Sarah Knauss, the new record holder. She died in 1999 at the age of 119 years. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 05.01.2019, 13:38 PM

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