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Rose Campos
Rose Campos
Campos at the age of 105.
Birth: 9 May 1908
Bousfer, Oran, French Algeria (now Algeria)
Death: 25 October 2018
Feyzin, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Age: 110 years, 169 days
Country: French Algeria (1830–1962)F-ALG, FRAFranceFRA

Rose Campos (née Ruis; 9 May 1908 – 25 October 2018) was an Algerian-French supercentenarian whose claim is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person born in what is now Algeria.


Rose Ruis was born in Bousfer, Oran, French Algeria (now Algeria) on 9 May 1908. Her husband (1890-1973) was widowed with two children when he married Rose. She had 5 children with him (including Marie-Jeanne). For a long time, they lived in the middle of some vineyards, 20 kilometres of Oran. In 1962, she moved to Gaillac, Occitanie, France and lived with her family on the small farm.

Several years later, her husband sold the farm in Gaillac and they moved to Rouen, Normandy, where her husband died in 1973. She travelled to Israel, Italy, Spain and Austria. Since her centenary birthday in 2008, she lived in EHPAD Maison Fleurie. At the age of 105, she had 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Campos died in Feyzin, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France on 25 October 2018 at the age of 110 years, 169 days.