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Eugenie Dauzat
Eugenie Dauzat
Eugenie Dauzat on her 112th birthday in 2012.
Birth: 6 December 1900
Neuville, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Death: 12 January 2013
Lezoux, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Age: 112 years, 37 days
Country: FranceFRA
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Eugenie Dauzat [French: Eugénie] (née Licheron; 6 December 1900 – 12 January 2013) was a French supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living person in France, after Irenise Moulonguet.

Biography

Eugenie Dauzat was born as Eugenie Licheron in Neuville, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France on 6 December 1900. She spent 40 years in Bort-l'Etang with her husband Gabriel, who was the mayor of the commune. They had two sons, who later gave them seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

In 1997, Dauzat entered in nursing home Saint-Joseph in Lezoux. At the time, she was still autonomous, and walked with two canes. Dauzat's age was verified by Luc Le Lay, and validated by the GRG on 17 April 2011.

In December 2011, Dauzat celebrated her 111th birthday with her relatives, residents and staff of the nursing home, and Marie-Gabrielle Gagnadre (the mayor of Lezoux). She was offered a bunch of flowers, and chocolates.

Following the death of Paule Bronzini on 29 August 2012, Dauzat was thought to have become the oldest living person in France; however, Maria Richard was discovered to be a week older than Dauzat. At the time, she was reported to be in good health. However, she wasn't very lucid, and was almost blind and deaf. She spent her days in her chair.

Following the death of Maria Richard on 11 October 2012, Dauzat was again thought to have become the oldest living person in France; however, Irenise Moulonguet was discovered to be older than both Maria Richard and Dauzat.

On her 112th birthday in 2012, Dauzat refused to drink champagne, but she sang one of her favourite songs, "Le petit vin blanc". The nursing home also cooked a chocolate cake, her favourite one.

Eugenie Dauzat died in Lezoux, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France on 12 January 2013, at the age of 112 years, 37 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living person in France after Irenise Moulonguet, and the penultimate French person to have been born in 1900.

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