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Mathilde Aussant
Mathilde Aussant
Birth: 27 February 1898
Donges, France
Death: 23 July 2011
Vendôme, France
Age: 113 years, 146 days
Country: FranceFRA

Mathilde Aussant (27 February 1898 – 23 July 2011) was a French supercentenarian who was believed to be the oldest verified person in France, at the time of her death. However, the subsequent verification of Maria Diaz to have been born on 22 February 1898 meant that Aussant was in fact the second oldest.


She was born in Donges, France, the fifth of eleven children born to François Gaudet and Hélène Halgand. Following the death of her mother, she left Donges for Paris in 1923. She worked as a housekeeper and babysitter. She married a railroad worker from Gare Saint-Lazare, who died in 1936. In 1946, she married another railroad worker, René Aussant, who died in 1961. Their only daughter died in 2007, leaving Aussant without any immediate family. In 1999, she moved to a retirement home. In 2008 she was awarded the Medal of the city of Donges.

Aussant died at a hospital in Vendôme on Saturday, 23 July 2011, at the age of 113 years, 146 days.