Augusta Louise Holtz (b. August 3, 1871–d. October 21, 1986) was the world's oldest person from 13 October 1983 to
her own death at age 115 years 79 days just over three years later. She was the first verified person to reach ages 114 and 115 and was the world's oldest verified person ever at the time of her death. Her age was first succeeded by Jeanne Calment and then by numerous other people, including three men.