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Irenise Moulonguet
Irenise Moulonguet
Birth: 6 November 1900
Basse-Pointe, Martinique, France
Death: 28 May 2013
Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique, France
Age: 112 years, 203 days
Country: Martinique (France)MTQ,FranceFRA
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Irenise Moulonguet [French: Irénise] (née Lermain; 6 November 1900 – 28 May 2013) was a French supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She lived in the French overseas territory of Martinique. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in France.

Biography

Irenise Moulonguet was born in Basse-Pointe, Martinique, France on 6 November 1900. She was a survivor of the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee. At the age of 15, she moved to French Guiana to work.

In 1929, she came back in Martinique, where she married Andre Moulonguet [French: André] and had three daughters with him. Andre died at a young age, so Moulonguet had to raise her daughters alone, and began to work on banana plantations. At the age of 74, Moulonguet became a Jehovah's Witness.

Following the death of Paule Bronzini on 29 August 2012, Moulonguet became the oldest living person in France. Previously, Maria Richard and Eugenie Dauzat were thought to have hold that title, but Moulonguet was older than both of them.

Moulonguet's age was verified by Laurent Toussaint and Cyril Depoudent, and validated by the GRG on 29 January 2013.

Irenise Moulonguet died in Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique, France on 28 May 2013, at the age of 112 years, 203 days. She was the last known surviving French person born in 1900.

References


France's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Marie LangloisRose SardaCalixte RazimbaudCatherine MoucheAuguste DecateDesiree DeloryFerdinise Nebolle • Georgette JeanmaireEugenie MarchandEugenie ProuxEmilie CoqueranLaurence EntiopeMarie-Ernestine Compain • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Frederique Noel • Augustine Tessier • Elisa Esnault • Elvire Mendiboure • Eugenie Roux • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Helene Chanteperdrix • Jeanne Dumaine • Marie Bremont • Germaine Haye • Anne Primout • Camille Loiseau • Marie-Simone Capony • Clementine Solignac • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Diaz • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Paule Bronzini • Irenise Moulonguet • Suzanne Burrier • Marie Liguinen • Olympe Amaury • Eudoxie Baboul • Elisabeth Collot • Honorine Rondello • Lucile Randon


Martinique's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Felicite JandiaMarie FredericLuce MacedAngele Marc • Marcelle Corlet • Louise Bilon • Veronique Louis-SidneyIrenise Moulonguet • Jeanne Lechar • Virginie Nirde • Julie MontabordJules TheobaldPhilomene Fibleuil

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