Planet’s Oldest Citizen, a 116-Year-Old Nun, Dies

Sister Andre, a French nun who captivated the world with her wisdom and resilient spirit, died Tuesday at the age of 118, just weeks shy of her 119th birthday..

As the world’s oldest known person, Sister Andre’s life spanned three centuries and witnessed some of the most pivotal events in human history, including the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic..

Born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904, Sister Andre spent the majority of her life in a nursing home in Toulon, southern France. She became a nun at the age of 41, despite never having any formal religious training..

Known for her quick wit and infectious smile, Sister Andre attributed her long life to chocolate and a daily glass of wine. In an interview with AFP news agency in 2020, she said: .

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