Mathilde Aussant

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Mathilde Aussant (27 February 1898 – 23 July 2011) was a French supercentenarian who was at the time of her death the oldest verified person in France.[1][2][3]


She was born in Donges, France,[4] the fifth of eleven children born to François Gaudet and Hélène Halgand. Following the death of her mother, she left Donges for Paris in 1923. She worked as a housekeeper and babysitter. She married a railroad worker from Gare Saint-Lazare, who died in 1936. In 1946, she married another railroad worker, René Aussant, who died in 1961. Their only daughter died in 2007, leaving Aussant without any immediate family.[2] In 1999, she moved to a retirement home. In 2008 she was awarded the Medal of the city of Donges. She died at a hospital in Vendôme on Saturday, 23 July 2011.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Oldest Supercentenarians". 4 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Oldest Living French woman". 4 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "France's oldest woman dies at 113". 25 Jul 2011. Retrieved 25 Jul 2011. 
  4. ^ "Français célèbres nés en 1898". Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
Preceded by
Eugénie Blanchard
Doyenne de France
4 November 2010 – 23 July 2011
Succeeded by
Marcelle Narbonne