Emma Morano Age, Death Cause, Husband, Biography, Facts & More
Bio Real NameEmma Martina Luigia Morano NicknameNot Known ProfessionWorked at a Jute Factory Physical Stats & More Eye ColourBrown Hair ColourWhite Personal Life Date of Birth29 November 1899 Age (as on 15 April 2017)117 Years Birth PlaceVercelli, Piedmont, Italy Date of Death15 April 2017 Death CauseNot Known (she was found dead by her caretaker while sitting on chair) Place of DeathVerbania, northern Italy Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius NationalityItalian HometownVercelli, Piedmont, Italy SchoolNot Known CollegeNot Known Educational QualificationsNot Known FamilyFather- Giovanni Morano Mother- Matilde Bresciani Brother- 3 Sister- Angela Morano and 4 more ReligionChristianity Boys, Affairs and More Marital StatusSeparated Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known HusbandGiovanni Martinuzzi Marriage DateYear 1926 ChildrenSon- 1 (Died at the age of 6 months) Daughter- N/A
Some Lesser Known Facts About Emma Morano
Does Emma Morano smoke: No
Does Emma Morano drink alcohol: Yes
Emma Morano was engaged to a man who was called to the front during the First World War. Devastatingly, she never saw him again and assumed that he had died.
Morano later married a man named Giovanni Martinuzzi in 1926. Their relationship, however, was an abusive one so Morano separated from her husband in 1938. She also gave birth to a child who tragically passed away at only 6 months old.
She had a long-lived family; her mother, an aunt and some of her siblings turned 90, and one of her sisters, Angela Morano died aged 102.
In December 2011, she was awarded the honor of Knight of Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Giorgio Napolitano.
On 29 July 2016, she was presented with a certificate by Guinness World Records, recognizing her as the oldest person alive. She is also believed to be the last person living who was born in 19th century.
Notably, Morano was officially recognized as the world’s oldest person after the previous holder of the title, Susannah Mushatt Jones, died in New York in May.
For around 90 years of her life, Emma Morano followed an extraordinary diet. It consisted of three eggs (2 raw and 1 cooked), fresh Italian pasta, a dish of raw meat and a glass of homemade brandy. However, she now limits herself to 2 eggs and a few biscuits a day.