Picture on eBay sold for $ 25 has launched a debate as to whether the man on the picture (Indian Ka-Nah-Be-Owey Wence, or shortened John Smith) was really 129 years old, and the oldest living person at the time who lived in three centuries. It is mentioned that he lived from 1791 to 1920. Whether this picture is real and this man had 129 years, we’ll probably never be sure. The oldest person known before this guy was Jeanne Calment who had 122 years and died in 1997. Unfortunately there are no more pictures of this guy, but those two.