Marie Brémont
Marie Bremont


April 25, 1886


June 6, 2001


Oldest living French person
Oldest living person
Last person born in 1886
Oldest living European person

Marie Lemaitre Brémont (née Mesange; 25 April 1886 – 6 June 2001)[1] was a French supercentenarian and the oldest recognized person in the world from November 2000 until her death.[2]

This means she was the oldest living person at the turn of the century, and the new millennium, and therefore the person with the earliest birthdate that lived into the 21st century. Brémont was the first 114- as well as 115-year-old to live in three different centuries. Her record as the oldest person to have lived in three centuries has since been surpassed by several people, first in 2002 by Maude Farris-Luse. Brémont was the second Frenchwoman to hold the title of the oldest living person, after longevity world record holder Jeanne Calment.[3]


Brémont was born as Marie Marthe Augustine Mesange in Noëllet,[2] and her first husband, railroad worker Constant Lemaitre, was killed in the First World War. She married again to a taxi driver, Florentin Brémont, who died in 1967.Template:Citation needed

Over the course of her life, she worked in a pharmaceutical factory, as a nanny and as a seamstress. At 103, she was hit by a car and broke her arm. She died at her retirement home at age 115 years 42 days in Candé, Maine-et-Loire, having had no children, and was the last documented surviving person born in 1886. Template:Citation needed

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Preceded by
Eva Morris
Oldest recognized living person
2 November 2000 – 6 June 2001
Succeeded by
Maude Farris-Luse
Preceded by
Eva Morris
Oldest person in Europe
2 November 2000 – 6 June 2001
Succeeded by
Amy Hulmes
Preceded by
Jeanne Dumaine
Doyenne de France
3 January 1999 – 6 June 2001
Succeeded by
Germaine Haye