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Japanese died Jiroemon Kimura - the oldest inhabitant of the Earth

On June 11, at the age of 116, the most elderly inhabitant of the planet, and perhaps the most famous of the centenarians of the Japanese Jiroemon Kimura, died.

Japanese died Jiroemon Kimura - the oldest inhabitant of the EarthKimura was born on April 19, 1897, back in the Japanese Empire. He worked for 40 years in one of the post offices of his hometown of Ketango in Kyoto Prefecture. After retirement, he was engaged in farming up to the age of 90.

On June 19, 2009, 112-year-old Kimura became the oldest man in Japan. Numerous Japanese and foreign correspondents who came to interview him, he personally met on the threshold of his house, saying in English, that he was very excited.

The status of the oldest verified long-livers of the planet, Jiroemon Kimura, was received after the death of an Italian resident in the USA, Dina Manfredini on December 17, 2012. In 2013, on his birthday, Jiroemon Kimura became the first (and remains the only) of men, whose officially established age exceeded 116 years.

    Note that, according to wikipedia.org, ten women have lived longer than this period: eight of them are fully verified long-livers and two are partially verified.

    Jeanne Louise Calment, who died on August 4, 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days, was recognized as the oldest living person ever.

The secret of longevity Kimura explained moderate nutrition and physical activity. In his very old age, he maintained an interest in life, was fond of politics, did not miss the broadcasts of meetings of the Parliament of Japan, followed the successes of the Democratic Party of his country. Despite the weakening of sight and hearing, he said that he would live "every one of those days that ... was yet released."

At the time of death, the long-liver left seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Now, as representatives of the Guinness Book of Records have declared, the compatriot of Jiroemon Kimura, 115-year-old resident of Osaka Misao Okava, has become the oldest inhabitant of the Earth.

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