26 March 1901Saint-Salvadour, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France


2 April 2015Draveil, Essonne, Île-de-France, France



Marie Liguinen

Marie “Léontine” Liguinen (née Brudieux) was a French supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the country from 2013 until her death in 2015. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO), the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), and recognised by LongeviQuest (LQ).

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Liguinen was born as Marie Brudieux in Saint-Salvadour, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, on 26 March 1901. She worked as a maid. In March 2004, she moved into a long-term care facility in Draveil, Essonne.

On her 114th birthday, Liguinen celebrated with her nephew, her only surviving family member. She died on 2 April 2015, seven days after turning 114.

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Liguinen was not known to researchers until July 2014, when she was 113 and the doyenne of France. Prior to this date, Olympe Amaury was believed to be France’s oldest resident since the death of Suzanne Burrier, 112, on 14 July 2013. Amaury would regain the title after Liguinen’s death.

Liguinen’s age was verified by Cyril Depoudent, Laurent Toussaint, Daniel Lejay, and Les Grands Centenaires Français. Her age was validated by the ESO on 31 December 2022, and by the GRG with a retroactive date of 23 May 2015.

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