Li Ching-Yuen

Josh Heuer

Active Member
I feel that this particular person has had a claim attached to them that is fallacious and has spread to all sorts of people with active imaginations.

Claim: Li Ching-Yuen lived to be 256 years old.

Wikipedia makes a mention of this (they mention it only as a claim, not as something actually happened with references) and it can be found on various sites that use this claim for whatever reasons (pushing herbal products, for example, since he was said to be an herbalist).

I just wanted some thoughts and opinions on this guy; the claim that he lived to be 256 (or 197) is obviously bunk.