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Marguerite Larmignat

Validated By: On Date: Mar. 21st 2021

Eugénie-Marguerite Larmignat (née Mesnard) is a French supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).


Larmignat was born as Eugénie-Marguerite Mesnard was born in Châteauroux, Centre-Val de Loire, France, on 9 February 1911. She was the youngest of eleven children. [source] While her real first name is Eugénie-Marguerite, she always prefered to be called Marguerite, having always disliked Eugénie. Her earliest memory was at the age of 3, when the police announced her brother’s death to her parents. [source]

During her life, she worked as a secretary (both as an executive secretary at an insurance company in Chartres and even at the military base in Déols). Her husband died in the 1960s.

In 1997, she moved to Nébouzat and never left the department of Puy-de-Dôme ever since. She moved into retirement home in October 2017.

Larmignat currently lives in Saint-Ours, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

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Her age was verified by the Les Grands Centenaires Français, and validated by the ESO on 21 March 2021.

On 15 December 2021, following the death of Marcel Meys, she became the oldest living person in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.