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Irena Martial
Irena Martial
Martial at the age of 110
Birth: 28 June 1909
Pliane, Le Gosier, Guadeloupe
Age: 112 years, 209 days
Country: Guadeloupe (France)GLP,FranceFRA

Irena Martial [French: Iréna Martial] (née Meri [French: Méri]; born 28 June 1909) is a French supercentenarian from the overseas department of Guadeloupe whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She may be the oldest known living person in Guadeloupe.


Martial was born in Pliane, Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France, on 28 June 1909. At the age of 23, she married Eloi Martial after three years together. The couple had 10 children, six of whom are still alive as of July 2019. In December 2015, with other centenarians of the commune of Le Gosier (including her sister Leone Beziat), she was given a Christmas basket.

Her sister Leone Beziat [French: Léone Béziat] (2 May 1911 – 13 August 2021) died at the age of 110 years, 103 days, potentially making them the one of the oldest living siblings in the world.

Following the death of Marthe Roch on 21 September 2020, Martial became the oldest known living person in Guadeloupe. She presently lives in Grande Ravine, Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France. She currently is the second-oldest known living person in France, after Lucile Randon.



Guadeloupe's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Mathilde Octavie Tafna • Marie CayolCamille RepirIsmene Baffard • Philibert Parnasse • Ferdeline Vergelas-Tamarin • Alexandre OsseuxGermaine Jacmel • Anoncia Irma Agathe • Marthe RochIrena Martial