Long Lived Persons
LI CHING-YUN: The Longest Lived person of record-256 Years
My research over the years has led me to a lot of fascinating records on long lived persons from 130 to 256 years and possibly even 600 years or more.
One of the most interesting cased is the story of Li Ching Yun who lived to 256 years of age. A synopsis of his story is below:
The New York Times, Saturday, May 6, 1933
LI CHING-YUN DEAD; GAVE HIS AGE AS 197
“Keep Quiet heart, Sit Like a Tortoise, Sleep Like a Dog,” His advice for a Long Life. Inquiry Put Age At 256.
Reported to have buried 23 wives and had 180 descendents – sold herbs for first 100 years.
Peiping, May 5 – Li Ching-Yun, a resident of Kaihsien, in the Province of Szechwan, who contended that he was one of the world’s oldest men and said he was born in 1736 – which would make him 197 years old – died today.
A Chinese dispatch from Chungking telling of Mr. Li’s death said he attributed his longevity to peace of mind and that it was his belief every one could live at least a century by attaining inward calm.
Compared with estimates of Li Ching-Yun’s age in previous reports from China, the above dispatch is conservative. In 1930 it was said Professor Wu Chung-chien, dean of the department of Education in Minkuo University, had found records showing Li was born in 1677 and that Imperial Chinese Government congratulated him on his 150th and 200th birthdays.
A correspondent of The New York Times wrote in 1928 that many of the oldest men in Li’s neighborhood asserted their grandfathers knew him as boys and that he was then a grown man.
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