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Paule Bronzini
Paule Bronzini
Bronzini on her 112th birthday in 2012
Birth: 7 July 1900
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Death: 29 August 2012
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Age: 112 years, 53 days
Country: FranceFRA

Paule Bronzini (7 July 1900 – 29 August 2012) was a validated French supercentenarian who was the oldest known living person in France at the time of her death.


Paule Bronzini was born in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France on 7 July 1900. She became the oldest living person "doyenne" in France after the passing of Marie-Therese Bardet on 8 June 2012. She had five children, 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren at the time. Bronzini was a resident of the retirement home in Robion.

Bronzini died in Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France on 29 August 2012 at the age of 112 years, 53 days. She was the last surviving person in metropolitan France born in 1900. Following her death, Irenise Moulonguet succeeded the title of French Doyenne.

Her daughter Reine Burelli celebrated her 100th birthday in October 2018.



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