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Marguerite Larmignat

European Supercentenarian Organisation
Validated By: European Supercentenarian Organisation On Date: Mar. 21st 2021

Eugénie-Marguerite Larmignat (née Mesnard) was a French supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO). At the time of death, she was the third-oldest (known) living person in France.


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

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 again left the department of Puy-de-Dôme. She moved to retirement home in October 2017.

Larmignat passed away in Saint-Ours, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on 11 July 2023, at the age of 112 years, 152 days.

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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.

At the time of death, she was the third-oldest (known) living person in France, after Marie-Rose Tessier and Andrée Bertoletto.

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* “Eugénie a fêté ses 108 ans à l’Ehpad” – La Montagne, 1 April 2019

* “Doyenne connue du Puy-de-Dôme, Marguerite Larmignat a fêté ses 110 ans à l’Ehpad de Saint-Ours-les-Roches” – La Montagne, 9 February 2021

* “Marguerite Larmignat nous a quitté” – Les Grands Centenaires Français, 11 August 2023