In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years
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To clarify the often cited “low life expectancy” figure, the biggest factor in these low numbers can be attributed to infant mortality and childhood disease dragging down the averages. Provided one made it past that, living until 60–70 was not uncommon, which surprisingly isn’t too far off from the age many of us will live to today.

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