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Maria Diaz
Diaz on her 113th birthday in 2011
Birth: 22 February 1898
Sidi Bel Abbès, French Algeria
Death: 29 October 2011
Le Port, Réunion, France
Age: 113 years, 249 days
Country: French Algeria (1830–1962)F-ALG, FRARéunion (France)REU, FRA

Maria Diaz (née Rodriguez; 22 February 1898 – 29 October 2011) was an Algerian-French supercentenarian whose age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) on 7 July 2014.


Marie Isabelle "Maria Isabel" Rodriguez was born on 22 February 1898, in Sidi Bel Abbès, capital of the Sidi Bel Abbès wilaya, Algeria, then an overseas territory of France, located on the northern Africa continent. She died in Le Port, Réunion, a French island located in the Indian Ocean, on 29 October 2011, at the age of 113 years 249 days.

Maria Diaz is currently the third-oldest Algerian-born validated person ever, behind Anne Primout and Marcelle Narbonne. Following the death of Eugenie Blanchard of Saint Barthelemy in November 2010, Maria Diaz was the oldest living person in France until her own death and was succeeded by Marcelle Narbonne.


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