Eugenie Blanchard, considered the world's oldest person, died Thursday at 114, news agencies reported.
Blanchard was born in February 1896, the sixth of 13 children, on the French Caribbean island of Saint-Barthelemy, but moved to Curacao and became a nun in 1920, according to Le Figaro.She was known by the nickname Douchy, a Dutch creole word translated "Sweets," because she often gave children candy to bribe them into religious studies, AFP reported.
Blanchard returned to Saint-Barthelemy at age 60 and had lived in a nursing home for the past 30 years. She was blind and unable to speak for several years but was not on any medications, according to Le Figaro.
A woman named Antisa Khvichava in the Republic of Georgia is said to be 130 years old, but her birth date cannot be independently verified, several news outlets reported.