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Olympe Amaury
Olympe Amaury
Birth: 19 June 1901
Tracy-sur-Loire, Nièvre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Death: 12 May 2015
Amilly, Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Age: 113 years, 327 days
Country: FranceFRA

Olympe Amaury (née Vignel; 19 June 1901 – 12 May 2015)[1] was the oldest living person in France. She was also the second-oldest living person in Europe behind Emma Morano of Italy, and the 12th-oldest living person in the world.


Olympe Vignel was born in Tracy-sur-Loire, France on 19 June 1901. She married Gaspard Bernard Amaury in Tracy sur Loire on 31 May 1924. She had 4 children (Ginette, Jacques, Michel and Claude). From 2003 until her death she lived in a retirement home in Amilly. She had 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.[2][3] Her sister Yvonne Dupuy (1894–1996) lived to be 101.

She died at the age of 113 years and 327 days on 12 May 2015.[4] Following her death the oldest French person was Eudoxie Baboul of French Guiana.[5]



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