25 April 1886
|Died||6 June 2001
(aged 115 years 42 days)
(?-?, his death)
(?- 1967, his death)
Marie Marthe Augustine Lemaitre Brémont (née Mesange; 25 April 1886 – 6 June 2001) was a French supercentenarian and the oldest recognized person in the world from November 2000 until her death at age 115 years 42 days. Brémont is the second oldest French person to have ever lived, after longevity world record holder Jeanne Calment.
Brémont was born in Noëllet, Western France on April 25, 1886 to a lumberjack. Her first husband, railroad worker Constant Lemaitre, was killed in the First World War. She married again to a taxi driver, Florentin Brémont, who died in 1967. She had no children.
Over the course of her life, she worked as a farmer, as well as in a pharmaceutical factory, as a nanny and as a seamstress. At 103, she was hit by a car and broke her arm as a result. She died at her retirement home at age 115 years 42 days in Candé, Maine-et-Loire.
- "World's oldest woman dies at 115". BBC News online. 6 June 2001. Retrieved 29 December 2007.
- "Marie Bremont". Associated Press. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 29 December 2007.
Marie Brémont, a 115-year-old French woman, believed to be the world's oldest person, died Wednesday, ending a journey through life that spanned three centuries. Brémont died in her sleep at a retirement home in Candé. She was considered the world's oldest person since the death of Eva Morris of Britain in November.
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- "Marie Bremont, 115; Believed to Be Oldest Person in the World". Los Angeles Times. 8 June 2001. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
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