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Violet Brown
Violet Mosse Brown

(1900-03-10)10 March 1900
Duanvale , Trelawny , British Jamaica
Died 15 September 2017(2017-09-15) (aged 117)
Montego Bay, Saint James Parish, Jamaica
Other names Violete Brown, Violet Mosse-Brown, Violet Moss
Known for
  • Oldest living person in the World (April–September 2017)
  • Oldest Jamaican person ever
  • First verified Jamaican supercentenarian
Spouse(s) Augustus Gaynor Brown (died 1978)
Children 6 (4 alive)
Parent(s) John and Elizabeth Mosse

Violet Brown (née Mosse; 10 March 1900 – 15 September 2017) was a Jamaican supercentenarian who at the time of her death, at the age of &&&&&&&&&&&&0117.&&&&&0117 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0189.&&&&&0189 days, was the oldest verified living person in the world from the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017 until her death in September 2017.

She was also the first verified supercentenarian from Jamaica and the oldest verified Jamaican person ever.

Her date of birth was variously reported as 4 March 1900, 10 March 1900, and 15 March 1900. However, it was officially recognised as 10 March 1900 by the Guinness World Records.

Brown was born when Jamaica was a part of the British Empire and was the last living former subject of Queen Victoria.

Brown died on 15 September 2017 at a hospital in Montego Bay, Saint James Parish, Jamaica of heart failure caused by dehydration at the age of 117.

Preceded by
Emma Morano
Oldest verified living person
15 April 2017 — 15 September 2017
Succeeded by
Nabi Tajima
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