|Birth:||2 February 1897|
|Death:||23 August 2007|
|Age:||110 years, 202 days|
Marie-Aime [Aimé] Pierre Avignon (2 February 1897 – 23 August 2007) was the oldest living man in France, at 110 years of age, from the death of 111-year-old Maurice Floquet on 10 November 2006, until his own death, aged 110 years, 202 days, over nine months later. He also became the seventh French man to become a supercentenarian. He was the eighth-oldest man in the world, and the third-oldest in Europe.
Born in Lozère Saint-Paul-le-Froid in the hamlet of La Brugerette, the fourth child of a father shepherd. His mother died when he was only 8 months old and he was raised by his older sister. He became a farmer and horse dealer. In the 1930s, he moved around Ales. He was married and had four daughters. He retired in 1956. His wife Matilda died in 1993 at the age of 94.
- Gerontology Research Group
- Décès. Le doyen des Français meurt à 110 ans. Aimé Avignon était né le 2 février 1897
- Death mention Midi Libre, 25 August 2007 (dead link)
|France's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Jean Teillet • Louis-Jules Lebon • Unknown • Pierre James • Adolphe Gravelines • Henri Perignon • Faustin Jaumard • Louis Brard • Andre Raynaud • Emile Fourcade • Bernard Delhom • Louis Arthur Bon • Leon-Clement Estivals • Jules Many • Theophane Rifosta • Alexis Daigneau • Raymond Abescat • Joseph Rabenda • Jean Chevenet • Maurice Floquet • Aime Avignon • Louis de Cazenave • Lazare Ponticelli • Pierre Picault • Joseph Malahieude • Felix Rostaing • Philibert Parnasse • Charles De Antoni • Andre Coudrat • Louis Le Bouedec • Emile Turlant • Philippe Vocanson • Roger Gouzy • Robert Bourdon • Georges Massard • Roger Auvin • Jules Theobald • Marcel Meys • Andre Boite