About LongeviQuest

LongeviQuest is the global authority on maximum human longevity. The LongeviQuest Directory is the premier database on the life and times of the world’s oldest people. We admire the strength and wisdom of the people we research, and we created this platform to share their stories. Our international organization has united expert age validators worldwide who previously worked apart. The LongeviQuest Global Validation Commission maintains validation standards and accredits researchers. Beyond that, LongeviQuest empowers local researchers who are best equipped to conduct research in accordance with conditions in their countries. In addition to the work of our own researchers, LongeviQuest recognizes research conducted by Accredited Partners, notably the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

1873

Birth of the Superlongevity Field

William Thoms pioneers the practice of age validation in his work “Human Longevity, Its Facts and Its Fictions.”

1898

First Validated Supercentenarian

Geert Adriaans Boomgaard of the Netherlands celebrates his 110th birthday, becoming the first validated supercentenarian in history.

1902

First Validated Female Supercentenarian

Margaret Ann Neve of the Channel Islands celebrates her 110th birthday, becoming the first validated female supercentenarian in history.

1955

Start of Guinness World Records Tracking

Guinness World Records publishes first edition including “Oldest Living Person” – Betsy Baker of the United States, age 113.

1990

Calment Sets Age Record

Jeanne Calment of France becomes the oldest validated person in human history at the age of 115, later reaching the age of 122.

2012

Kimura Sets Male Age Record

Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the oldest validated man in human history at the age of 115, later reaching the age of 116.

2022

Founding of LongeviQuest

LongeviQuest is founded, uniting superlongevity researchers across the globe.

Meet the Researchers

EDUARDO GARCÍA ONRUBIA
Senior Researcher, LongeviQuest España
Edder Aguilar
Researcher for Mexico, LongeviQuest América
Accredited Partner Organisation
Dr. ANDREW HOLMES
Global Validation Commissioner / ESO co-founder
DANIEL GERMÁN DELGADO
Senior Researcher, LongeviQuest España
Jeffrey Xu
General Research Assistant
STEFAN MAGLOV
Global Administrator / Senior Researcher, LongeviQuest América
MARCO WIKKERINK
Researcher, LongeviQuest Japan
GABRIEL AINSWORTH
Senior Researcher for Brazil, LongeviQuest América
Jack Steer
Research Associate, LongeviQuest Japan
YU LI
Senior Researcher, LongeviQuest Japan
RYOHEI ASANO
Researcher, LongeviQuest Japan
James Roberts
Directory Administrator / Senior Researcher, LongeviQuest América
Alessandro Delucchi
Senior Researcher for Italy, LongeviQuest Europe
GEORG FÜRHOLZER
Community Relations Director
MARCO WIKKERINK
Researcher, LongeviQuest Japan
Jimmy Lindberg
Senior Researcher for the United States, LongeviQuest América
YUMI YAMAMOTO
President, LongeviQuest Japan
JACK ELLIS
Directory Administrator
SANTIAGO GARCÍA MEDINA
Senior Researcher, LongeviQuest América
FABRIZIO VILLATORO
President, LongeviQuest América
Dr. Mónica Almonacid
Researcher for Chile, LongeviQuest América
Iara Souza
Researcher for Brazil, LongeviQuest América
Ben Hinchliffe
Researcher for the United Kingdom

Our Mission Statement

“We want everyone involved. Bottom up not top down. LongeviQuest will succeed by being the most modern, most inclusive, most accurate, most scientific, most democratic, most meritocratic, fairest, and most efficient superlongevity research organization in the world.” – LongeviQuest Founder Ben Meyers

Declaration of Political Neutrality

LongeviQuest and the Global Validation Commission are apolitical entities. Neither LongeviQuest nor the Global Validation Commission are empowered to render decisions on matters of state. As such, LongeviQuest identifies the nations of the world – and their borders – as those nations recognized as States by the United Nations. In our dealings with all persons, LongeviQuest operates in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 2: “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.”