Author world’s oldest person dies in Italy at age 117  (Read 409 times)

Description:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15061
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
world’s oldest person dies in Italy at age 117
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:31:19 AM »
Emma Morano, world’s oldest person, dies in Italy at age 117


Emma Morano, who, at 117, was believed to be the world’s oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, died on Saturday, Italian media reported.

Morano, who lived in northern Italy, was born on November 29, 1899, four years before the Wright brothers first took to the air.

Her life spanned three centuries, two World Wars and more than 90 Italian governments.

Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI, said the death was reported by her friends and family.

“She reached an incredible finish line,” said Silvia Marchionini, mayor of the town of Verbania in northern Italy where Morano lived on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

“My life wasn’t so nice,” she told Reuters last November on her 117th birthday.

“I worked in a factory until I was 65, then that was that,” she said as she sat in an armchair by her window, a white shawl over her shoulders.





Linkback: https://naijasky.com/italy/1909/seo/24574/
Earn Offline Income for Online Marketing  Local Businesses Listing and Products Display

NaijaSky

world’s oldest person dies in Italy at age 117
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:31:19 AM »

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15061
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: world’s oldest person dies in Italy at age 117
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 12:32:14 AM »
Emma Morano blows candles during her 117th birthday in Verbania, northern Italy, November 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters
In an interview with La Stampa newspaper five years ago, she said her fiance had died in World War 1 and that she had then been forced to marry a man she did not love.

“‘Either you agree to marry me or I will kill you’,” Morano said, recalling his proposal. “I was 26. We got married.”


NaijaSky

Re: world’s oldest person dies in Italy at age 117
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 12:32:14 AM »

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15061
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: world’s oldest person dies in Italy at age 117
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 12:32:47 AM »
It was not a happy marriage. They had a son in 1937, but the baby died after just six months and the following year Morano kicked out her abusive husband.

“I separated from him in 1938. I think I was one of the first in Italy to do that.”

Morano outlived all her eight brothers and sisters, including one who died at 102. She thrived on an unorthodox, unbalanced diet.

“When I first knew her, she used to eat three eggs a day. Two raw, and one fried. Today, she has slowed down a bit, reducing the number to two some days because she says three can be too much,” her doctor, Carlo Bava, said last year.

“She has never eaten much fruit or vegetables. Her characteristic is that she always eats the same thing, every day, every week, every month and every year.”

Marchionini, the mayor of Verbania, told the Italian news agency AGI, that her city has more than 20 people aged over 100.

NaijaSky

Re: world’s oldest person dies in Italy at age 117
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 12:32:47 AM »


Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via twitter

clip
Dozens killed in Italy motorway bridge collapse 'tragedy

Started by Isaac Adeniran

2 Replies
128 Views
Last post August 14, 2018, 02:53:26 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
 
Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
A girl is a female or male:
USA President is Obama or Trump:
First letter of the word MAN is N or M:

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
614 Views
Last post August 04, 2013, 05:42:58 AM
by 9ja4real
1 Replies
319 Views
Last post September 19, 2017, 06:44:59 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
2 Replies
128 Views
Last post August 14, 2018, 02:53:26 PM
by Isaac Adeniran