Francesca Susano of the Philippines, the world’s oldest man, has died at the age of 124.
He was the last survivor born in the 19th century.
According to CNN Philippines, Francesca Susano passed away at 6:45 pm on the 22nd.
The cause of death is unknown, but it is likely a natural death.
Guinness has been verifying documents to officially list Susano as the world’s oldest since September.
Susano was born on September 11, 1897, while the Philippines was still under Spanish colonial rule.
From the Greek-Turkish War to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed global events that took place between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
During Susano’s 124 years of existence, mankind has survived the Wright brothers’ first flight, World Wars I and II, the Spanish flu pandemic, the Holocaust, the Korean War, the first atomic bomb test, the discovery of DNA, the Vietnam War, the first moon landing, CNN reported that it went through the birth of the Internet and the opening of the International Space Station.
The oldest person ever recorded in the Guinness Book of Records is Jeanne-Louis Calment, a French woman who lived and died 122 years and 164 days from February 21, 1875 to August 4, 1997.
It is said that in 1888, Vincent van Gogh bought a pencil in Calment’s father’s shop.
The world’s oldest surviving woman, Tanaka Kane, was born on January 2, 1903, and is over 118 years old.
Experts predict that the world’s population over 100 years old this year is estimated to be approximately 500,000, and that the maximum human lifespan could be up to 130 years.