Oldest person in the world dies—or so we believe—and the last one who lived in 19th century

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      Another milestone occurred this weekend with the death of Nabi Tajima in Kikai, Japan.

      Born on August 4, 1900, she's what's known as a supercentarian—a person who lived beyond the age of 110.

      Only one in 1,000 who makes it to 100 years of age surpasses the 110-year mark, according to a 2010 paper by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

      Earlier this month, BNO News reported that Tajima was the third-oldest person who ever lived.

      The news service also revealed that she had nine children and more than 160 descendants.

      Tajima is also believed to have been the last living human being who saw the 19th century. That's because the 20th century technically began in 1901.

      The oldest person in recorded history was Jeanne Calment, who died in France at the age of 122 years in 1997. The second oldest was American Sarah Knauss, who was 119 when she died in 1999.