Emma Morano was born in 1899, and she died last Saturday at the age of 117 years and 137 days. She witnessed the two world wars. In the first one she lost her first love, and just before the start of the second one she left her husband who was too violent.
This rebel woman, who refused to be dominated by any man, made jute bags until the age of 75. This woman became the dean of humanity after the death of the American Susannah Mushatt Jones in May 2016.
During her life, she knew 11 popes, 3 kings of Italy and 12 presidents of the republic. She stayed independent until the age of 115.