Jeanne Calment’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 21, 1875

Death Date

August 4, 1997

Age of Death

122 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes



The supercentenarian Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

French supercentenarian who lived until age 122, which at the time was the longest verified human life span in history. 

Her parents were Nicolas Calment and Marguerite Gilles. She and her husband, Fernand Nicolas Calment, welcomed a daughter named Yvonne Marie Nicolle Calment, in 1898.



“I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they’re starting to rust and buckle a bit.” (Jeanne Calment)


“Wit doesn’t make girls pretty.” (Jeanne Calment)


“Excuse me if I’m clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread.” (Jeanne Calment)


“I’ve only got one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it.” (Jeanne Calment)


“I’m not afraid of anything.” (Jeanne Calment)