Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was born on August 31, 1887, making her—at 127 years old—the oldest person documented to have ever lived. The keys to her long life are reportedly "sleeping for days on end," never getting married, and fighting. What a woman!
Metro reports Lumbreras's granddaughter Miriam Alvear told Mexico's El Horizonte, "She was always a woman who fought. She was still sewing and weaving until about two years ago." Lumbreras also reportedly fought in the Mexican Revolution as leader of the all-female group the Adelitas. From Metro:
The tragedy of Ms Lumbreras long life is that she has already buried five children and several of her 20 grandchildren, the last of whom died in 2013 – aged 90.
She also has 73 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren.
Lumbreras reportedly lost her original birth certificate 40 years ago, and authorities in Mexico are trying to provide her with a new one.
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