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Gabrielle des Robert
Gabrielle des Robert
Gabrielle des Robert on her 114th birthday in 2018.
Birth: 4 June 1904
Saint-Mihiel, Meuse, France
Death: 3 December 2018
Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
Age: 114 years, 182 days
Country: FranceFRA

Gabrielle "Valentine" des Robert (4 June 1904 – 3 December 2018) was a validated French supercentenarian.


Gabrielle "Valentine" des Robert was born in Saint-Mihiel, France on 4 June 1904 to Paul des Robert and Helene Delherm, who lived to be 92. In 1911 her family moved to Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France, where she resided at the time of her death. She was a nurse of the Red Cross during World War II and wrote poetry into her centenarian years.

Des Robert never married and had no children. She lived with her parents and two of her sisters, who were also single.

Des Robert became the second-oldest resident of France upon the death of Honorine Rondello on 19 October 2017. Her name was announced to the public by the forum "Les Grands Centenaires Francais" in March 2018. She celebrated her 114th birthday on 4 June 2018.

Des Robert died in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France on 3 December 2018 at the age of 114 years, 182 days, as published by the French forum, reportedly from a problem swallowing.