Re: How long did people live in bygone times?
- Also one of WP's references is good:
Not across-the-ages but does give detailed info & graphs of mortality
over lifetime. They use 15 as the cutoff age - mortality to 15 and
life expectancy once reaching 15.
- On Apr 1, 2009, at 2:02 PM, Paul Schleitwiler, FCM wrote:
> But people had an expectation that a man's life span, postI believe what you mean is "threescore years and ten" (which is from
> childhood, would
> be 'four score and ten' or ninety years.
- On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 14:02:57 -0500, Paul Schleitwiler, FCM
>What you want is 'historical adult mortality rates'.Apologies that I'm beside the point,
but I love how that line and the subject impeccably scan...
- You are correct. Confusion with the Gettysburg Address probably. Thank you
for pointing it out.
God bless you always, all ways,
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 10:18 PM, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2009, at 2:02 PM, Paul Schleitwiler, FCM wrote:
>> But people had an expectation that a man's life span, post childhood,
>> be 'four score and ten' or ninety years.
> I believe what you mean is "threescore years and ten" (which is from the
- On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 20:42 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> Does anyone know anywhere I can find data on how long peopleI have the percentages for different age groups in 18th century Peru;
> could expect to live in old times once they had managed to
> reach adulthood -- i.e. basically life expectancy with
> infant mortality deduced.
not quite what you asked, but it gives you an idea:
Actuaries have tables of life expectancy at various ages, and these were
first calculated by Edmond Halley. His paper on the topic for the Royal
Society is available at