The last person still living born in the 1800s.

1 December 2016

When Emma Morano was born, Umberto I was still reigning over Italy, Fiat had only just been established and Milan Football Club was still a few weeks off creation.

On her 117th birthday, Emma will have celebrated life over three centuries. The oldest of eight siblings, all of whom she has outlived, was born on 29 November, 1899, in the Piedmont region of Italy.

This year, she officially became the world's oldest living woman, after American Susannah Mushatt Jones died in May.

Some say that in the future more of us will become Centenarians however this will come with its own problems. With a maturing population comes age related illnesses such as Dementia. Here at Gepp and Sons we work hard to help families plan for the future – today. Our Private client Team can help you with everything from Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Tax Planning. If you would like advice on this subject please contact Lisa Carter on either 01245 228127 or

More information on the life of Emma Morano can be found on the BBC website

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