Marcelle Narbonne


Marcelle Narbonne
Marcelle Narbonne
Born 25 March 1898
(age &10000000000000113000000113 years, &10000000000000241000000241 days)

Marcelle Narbonne (born 25 March 1898) is the oldest living person in France and in Europe. She is also the 9th-oldest person in the world. She and Marie-Thérèse Bardet are the last 2 verified living French people born before 1900.[1][2]

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Biography

Marcelle Narbonne was born in Isserville in Algeria. She worked as a shorthand typist for much of her life. In 1962, she moved to mainland France when Algeria gained its independence from the French. Shortly after in 1963, Narbonne retired. Narbonne lived with her younger sister until her death at the age of 95 in 1999. From there, Marcelle moved to Capucines a retirement home in Argelès-Sur-Mer. On her 112th birthday in 2010, Narbonne was reported to be physically weak and walks short distances. She enjoys poetry, a glass of champagne and eats alone. She is currently on no medications and speaks very little.

Longevity records

  • On 14 July 2010, Marcelle Narbonne aged 112 years 111 days moved into Gerontology Research Group list for Guinness World Records.
  • On 23 July 2011 Mathilde Aussant died, Marcelle Narbonne aged 113 years 120 days became the oldest person in France and one of the ten oldest people in the world.
  • On 2 August 2011 Venere Pizzinato died, Marcelle Narbonne aged 113 years 130 days became the oldest living person in Europe.
  • On 1 October 2011, Marcelle Narbonne aged 113 years 190 days became the 10 oldest French ever.

See also

References

Preceded by
Mathilde Aussant
Doyenne de France
23 July 2011 – Current
Succeeded by
Current
Preceded by
Venere Pizzinato
Oldest European living person
2 August 2011 – Current

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