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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Oldest Woman Is 122

ARLES, France-- Jeanne Calment, the world's oldest woman, is preparing to celebrate her 122nd birthday in typical style Friday -- amazing doctors with her continued health.


Calment, who knew Vincent Van Gogh in her youth, will mark the day at the old folks' home in the southern city of Arles, where she was born Feb. 21, 1875.


"At 122, Madame Calment's heart, lungs, digestion and kidneys are all doing fine," said doctor Denis Mery, reporting that she had a slight lung infection last month but "quickly recovered."