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This is a list of longevity myths, people who claimed to be aged 130 or older. None of them are validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) or Guinness World Records (GWR). The oldest validated living person is Japanese woman Kane Tanaka, who is 118. The oldest authenticated human lifespan in scientific history is 122 years, 164 days, in the case of Jeanne Calment. Scientists estimate that the maximum possible hypothetical lifespan is in the range of 125-130 years. Thus, claims over 130 may be considered to be "myth"...claims outside the range of statistical possibility.

List of longevity myths (130+)

Name Sex Claimed
birth date
Death date Claimed age Country
Salam Aleikum [1] M 2989 BC Living 5010 years EgyptEGY
Mahabali [2] M 2988 BC fl. 23 Jan 2012 5000 years IndiaIND
Dangun [3] M 2333 BC 425 BC 1908 years North KoreaPRK
Mahavatar Babaji[4] M 30 Nov 203 Living 1817 years, 364 days NepalNEP
Billafunda (Siddha) Sayadaw U.Kowida [5][6] M 908/968? Living 1113/1053 years MyanmarMMR
Anna Persdotter [1] F 664/665? 1689 1024 years SwedenSWE
Peng Zu [7] M 1900 BC 1066 BC 833/834 years ChinaCHN
Asada no murazi Yasu [8][9] F 1228? Living 793 years ArgentinaARGJapanJPN
Ignacy Lewski [10][11][12][13][14] M 1231? 1913 682 years PolandPOL
Abdul Azziz al Hafeed al-Habashi [15] M 1186? 1859 673 years EgyptEGY
Colestein Veglin [16] M 1260/1261? fl. 20 Jul 1876 615 years United StatesUSA
LP Suwang [17] M 1550/1551? 1995 444 years CambodiaCAMThailandTHA
Chen Jun [18] M 880/881? 1324 443/444 years ChinaCHN
Numes De Cugna [2] M 1195/1196? 1566 370 years IndiaIND
Ratu Ruhaya [19] F 1647 Living 374 years IndonesiaIDN
Mrs Aenas Ollamh [20] F 330 BC? 12 AD? 342 years Ireland IRL
Chan Wai Shan (b. 100 BC) [21] M 100 BC 233 AD 333 years ChinaCHN
Mbah Dewi [22] F 1689/1690 Living 331 years IndonesiaIDN
Phoeniusa Farsaidh ben Baath [23] M 2490 BC 2180 BC 310 years UkraineUKR
Anonymous [24][25][26][27] F 1720/1721 Living 300/301 years PakistanPAK
Devraha Baba [28] M 1790 19 May 1990 300 years IndiaIND
Zuo Ci [29] M 20 BC 280 AD 300 years ChinaCHN
Hui Zhao [30] M 525/526 815 289 years ChinaCHN
Trailanga [31] M 1607 26 Dec 1887 280 years IndiaIND
Lạc Long Quân [3] M 2792 BC 2525 BC 267 years VietnamVIE
Kirk Campbell M 1601 1859 258 years ScotlandSCO,United Kingdom UK United Kingdom UK
Li-Ching Yuen [32] M 1677/1736 6 May 1933 197/256 years ChinaCHN
Salmaan Al-Faarisee [33] M 404 657 253 years Iran IRN
Anonymous [34] M 1807 Living 214 years PakistanPAK
Zhang Sanfeng [35] M 1247/1248? 1458 210/211 years ChinaCHN
Tsorzh Sanzhzhav [36] M 1814 Living 207 years MongoliaMNG
Thomas Cam [37] M 1381? 1588 207 years United Kingdom UK
Mbah Harjo [38][39] M 1818 May 2019 201 years IndonesiaIDN
Amodzie [40][41] F c. 1823? Living 198 years GhanaGHA
Anonymous [42] M c. 1826 Living 195 years NigeriaNGA
Ashura Omarova [43][44] F 1774/1775? fl. 1970 195 years RussiaRUS
Mama Esifiho F 1824/1825? fl. 2016 192 years NigeriaNGA
Obaapanyin Agatha Dapaah [45] F 1834? 10 July 2021 187 years GhanaGHA
S. Kentigern [46] M 417/418? 13 Jan 603 185 years ScotlandSCO,United Kingdom UK
Peter Torton [4][5] M 1539? 1724 185 years RomaniaROU
Peter Czartan [6] M 1539 1724 184 years HungaryHUN
Tance Abayeva [47] M 1724? 1904 180 years RussiaRUS
Ali Atia al-Atia [48] M 1824? 21 Aug 2004 180 years Saudi ArabiaSAU
Anonymous [49] F 1841 Living 179 years BangladeshBGD
Sant Shri Hanuman Das Ji [50][7] M 1843? Living 178 years IndiaIND
Elizabeth Yorath [8] F 1490/1491? 1668 177 years EnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
Baba Harainsingh [8] M 1775/1776? fl. 1952 176 years+ IndiaIND
Mrs. Keith [2] F 1693/1694 1867 173 years United StatesUSA
Janos Rowin [51] M 1554/1555? after 1727 172 years+ HungaryHUN
James Olofintuyi [52] M 16 Aug 1844? fl. 16 Aug 2014 170 years, 0+ days NigeriaNGA
Pa Monday Agwalogu [53] M 1848? May 2018 170 years NigeriaNGA
Lama Damba dos Ayusheev [54][55] M 1850 Living 170 years ChinaCHN
Henry Jenkins M 1501? 6 Dec 1670 169 years EnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
Ram Avtar Saha Kanu [56] M 1832? 2001? 169 years NepalNEP
Shirali Muslimov [57] M 26 Mar 1805? 2/4 Sept 1973 168 years, 161 days± AzerbaijanAZE
Javier Pereira [58][59] M 1789? 30 Mar 1958 168 years+ ColombiaCOL
Ali Ashraf Husseini [8] M 1807/1808? fl. 1976 168 years+ Iran IRN
Jonas Warren [8] M 1619/1620? 1787 167 years Ireland IRL
Nooray Baba [60] M 1850/1851? June 2017 166/167 years PakistanPAK
Sara Desson [61] F 1562/1563? after 1727 164 years+ HungaryHUN
Mahmoud Varan [62] M 1800? 1963 163 years SyriaSYR
Dhaqabo Ebba [63] M 1852? 10 May 2015 163 years EthiopiaETH
Roshan Ali [64] M 1850/1851? fl. Oct 2017 165 years + PakistanPAK
Robert Lynch [8] M 1669/1670? 1830 160 years JamaicaJAM
Joseph Surrington [8] M 1709/1710? c. 1870 160 years NorwayNOR
William Bisset [2] M 1795/1796? fl. 22 Oct 1956 160 years South AfricaZAF
Saleh bin Taleb [65] M 1846? 2006? 160 years YemenYEM
Lokenath Brahmachari [66] M 1730 3 June 1890 159/160 years IndiaIND
Opanyin Kwaku Addae [67] M 25 Dec 1851? 2011? 159 years, ? days GhanaGHA
Turinah [68] F 7 June 1853? 7 June 2012 159 years, 0 days IndonesiaIDN
Sampson Skakoragaro [8] M 1810/1811? fl. 1969 158 years+ TanzaniaTZA
Siddi Wastad [2][69] M 1785? 14 Aug 1943 158 years IndiaIND
Yakpu Shoua [2] M 1789/1790? fl. 3 Aug 1947 157 years GeorgiaGEO
Iwan Yorath [8] M 1464/1465? 1621 156 years WalesWAL,United Kingdom UK
Delfina da Costa Freire [9] F 3 Apr 1816? 4 June 1971 155 years, 61 days BrazilBRA
Asmar Salakhova [8] F 1811/1812? fl. 1966 154 years+ ArmeniaARM
Mohammed bin Zarei [70] M 1858/1859 2013 154 years Saudi ArabiaSAU
Klayonoh Bleaorplue [71] F 7 Mar 1863? 2 Aug 2016 153 years, 145 days LiberiaLBR
Mohammed bin Masoud al Kalbani [72] M 1861? 27 Feb 2014 153 years OmanOMN
Thomas Newman [8] M 1388/1389? 1542 153 years EnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
Mahmud Eyvazov [8] M 7 Feb 1808? 3 Dec 1960 152 years, 296 days AzerbaijanAZE
Mary Ekwo [73] F Jan/Sep 1866? 2018 151 years+ NigeriaNGA
G. Stanley [8] M 1567/1568? 1719 151 years EnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
Judith Crawford [8] F 1677/1678? 1829 151 years JamaicaJAM
Haji Majid [2] M 1803 13 Nov 1954 151 years SingaporeSGP
Talib Samejo[74] M 1861? 3 Apr 2012 150/151 years PakistanPAK
Aisha Heddou [75] F 1865 fl. 18 Aug 2015 150 years+ MoroccoMAR
Haji Khadem Hossain Sikhdar [76] M 7 Feb 1860? fl. 8 Aug 2010 150 years+ BangladeshBGD
Catherine Hiatt [8] F 1680/1681? 1831 150 years JamaicaJAM
Unnamed Lady [8] F 1743/1744? 1894 150 years FranceFRA
Amm Atwa Moussa M 1849? fl. 1999 150+ years EgyptEGY
William Mead [77] M Jan 1504? 28 Oct 1652 148 years, 271+ days EnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
Hussein Al-Shazly [78] M 1851? 1 Apr 1999 148+ years SyriaSYR
Maftei Pop [79] M 12 June 1804 15 Mar 1952 147 years, 273 days RomaniaROU
Jon Andersson [80] M 18 Feb 1582 18 Apr 1729 147 years, 59 days SwedenSWE
Bridget Devine [8] F 1697/1698 1845 147 years United Kingdom UK
Mahmud Fivozov [2] M Oct 1808 fl. 11 Oct 1955 147+ years AzerbaijanAZE
Mbah Gotho [81] M 31 Dec 1870 30 Apr 2017 146 years, 120 days IndonesiaIDN
Joseph Bam [8] M 1674/1675 1821 146 years JamaicaJAM
Christian Drakenberg [82] M 18 Nov 1626 9 Oct 1772 145 years, 326 days NorwayNORDenmarkDEN
Lan Caihe [83] M 614/615? 760 145/146 years ChinaCHN
Katemi [84] F 1865? fl. 22 May 2010 145+ years IndonesiaIDN
Lan Xiang [85] M 1667/1668? 1812 144/145 years ChinaCHN
Omar Abas [86] [87] [88] M 26 Sept 1857? Sept 2002 144 years MalaysiaMYS
Hilario Pari [8] M 1663/1664 c. 1807 143 years PeruPER
Njoki Wainaina [89] [90] F 1856? fl. 16 Mar 1999 143 years KenyaKEN
Hannah Nyoki Kinuya [91] [92] F 1859? fl. 2002 143 years KenyaKEN
Yekini Ogundare [93] M 1879 Living 143 years NigeriaNGA
Ghaini Lal Signh Jamkar [10][11] (dead link) F 1867? 15 August 2010 143 years IndiaIND
Feroz-ud-Din Mir [94] M 10 Mar 1872? 29 Aug 2014 142 years, 169 days PakistanPAKIndiaIND
Joseph Greold [2] M 1723/1724 1866 142 years United StatesUSA
Jose David [8] M 1830/1831 fl. 1973 142 years+ PeruPER
Ngan Thi Quang [95] F 1847? fl. 3 July 1989 142 years VietnamVIE
Abdel Wali Numan [96] M 1865? 23 July 2007 142 years YemenYEM
Sri Bir Narayan Chaudhary [97] M 1856 20 Apr 1998 141 years, 110+ days NepalNEP
Florence Nartey [98] F 1869? 25 Mar 2010 141 years GhanaGHA
Katharine Fitzgerald [99] F 1 July 1464 5 Nov 1604 140 years, 127 days EnglandENG,United Kingdom UK
Hassan Kitano Kingamkono [100] M 1842? 16 Apr 1982 140 years TanzaniaTZA
Maryam Suleiman Obaid [101] F 1863? 18 Nov 2003 140 years United Arab EmiratesUAE
Ali bin Abdullah bin Ezab [102] [103] M 1866? 14 Dec 2006 140 years United Arab EmiratesUAE
Akbar Muammar Bin Abdullah Al-Duwailah [104] M 1874? 12 Apr 2014? 140 years KuwaitKWT
Gentleman [8] M 1698 fl. 1838 140 years+ EcuadorECU?
Medzhig Agagev [8] M 1835/1836 fl. 1976 140 years+ AzerbaijanAZE
William Hotchkiss [8] M 1754/1755 1895 140 years United StatesUSA
Khfaf Lazuria [8] F 1834/1835 1975 140 years AzerbaijanAZE
Zhang Xeian[105][8] M 1778/1779 1919 140 years ChinaCHN
Zhang Guolao [106] M 596/601? 735 134/139 years ChinaCHN
Ahmad Soufi [107] M 27 Feb 1882 18 Nov 2020 138 years, 261 days Iran IRN
Habib Miyan [108] M 20 May 1870/1879 19 Aug 2008 129/138 years, 91 days IndiaIND
Juan Moroygota [8] M 1689/1690 1828 138 years ColombiaCOL
Illie Stamate [109] M 1828 1966 138 years RomaniaROU
Bashir Al Saalmi [110] M 1873? 5 Jun 2010 137 years OmanOMN
Ahmed Mohammed Ja'bel Al-Khaleifi [111] M 1882? c.13 Nov 2019 137 years YemenYEM
Nicholas Petours [8] M 1637/1638 1775? 137 years GermanyGER
Sarah Nwakohwu Wuche [112] F 13 July 1883? Living 138 years, 139 days NigeriaNGA
Francisco Saiz [2] M 1809/1810 fl. 1947 137 years United StatesUSA
Julius Wanyondu Gatonga [113] [114] M 18 Aug 1884? 21 June 2021 136 years, 272 days KenyaKEN
Halime Olcay [115] [116] F 1 July 1874 fl. 18 Jan 2011 136 years, 197+ days TurkeyTUR
Shivdharia Devi [117] [118] F Jan/Nov 1882? fl. 20 Nov 2018 136+ years IndiaIND
Ali bin Mohammed Hussein [119] [120] M 1862? 4 June 1998 136 years LebanonLBN
Khanum Hasano [121] F 1876/1877? 12 Jan 2013 136 years AfghanistanAFG
Sophie Glandorf [122] F 7 Mar 1871 9 Mar 2006 135 years, 2 days GermanyGERUnited StatesUSA
Anton Pilya [8] M 1829/1830 1965 135 years GeorgiaGEO
Aisha Ketchie [123] F 1867? fl. 10 Aug 2002 135+ years Iraq IRQ
Alimihan Seyiti [124] [125] F 25 June 1886? Living 135 years, 157 days ChinaCHN
Maritina Vangatala [126] F 1879? fl. 11 Nov 2014 135+ years Solomon IslandsSLM
Fatima Ahmed Ali Saad Al-Jadbi Muqbel [127] F 1885? 28 Feb 2020 135+ years YemenYEM

Hoaxes (reported as fact by the media)

Name Sex Claimed
birth date
Death date Claimed age Country
Anonymous of Norway man Hoax [128][12] [129][130] M 985 BC Living 3006 years NorwayNOR
Anna Catharina Winter Hoax [131] F 1704? 1957? 253 years GermanyGERBrazilBRA
Mahashta Murasi Hoax [132][133] M 6 Jan 1835? 2019? 184 years IndiaIND
Anonymous of Myanmar Woman Hoax [134] F 1840/1841? Living 180 years MyanmarMMR
Herman Guntherberg Hoax[135] M 20 Apr 1889? fl. 21 June 2017 128 years, 61+ days ArgentinaARGGermanyGER

Debunked Cases

Name Sex Claimed
birth date
Actual date of birth Death date Claimed age Real Age Country
Charlie Smith [136] M 4 July 1842 4 July 1874/1879 5 Oct 1979 137 years, 93 days 100/105 years, 93 days LiberiaLBRUnited StatesUSA
Wu Yuen-Ching [137] [138] M 13 Dec 1838? 5 Jun 1896 22 Sept 1998 159 years, 283 days 102 years, 109 days ChinaCHN
John Smith M 1784? 1822-1828? 6 Feb 1922 138 years 96-100 years United StatesUSA
Zaro Aga M 1777 1836 29 June 1934 160 years 97 years TurkeyTUR
Joice Heth F 1674? 1756? 19 Feb 1836 161 years 79/80 years United StatesUSA
Old Tom Parr M 28 Feb 1483? c. 1565? 14 Nov 1635 152 years, 264 days 70 years EnglandENG,United Kingdom UK

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  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 Tabulation Of Supercentenarians Seed of the Woman - App.I
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  12. His real name is "David Blaine" and he was frozen for 52.3 hours in 2000, for an experiment by him
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