Alexis Daigneau
Alexis Daigneau
Alexis Daigneau on his 110th birthday.
Birth: 4 August 1890
Saint-Maurice-la-Fougereuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Death: 3 April 2001
Thouars, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Age: 110 years, 242 days
Country: FranceFRA

Alexis Daigneau (4 August 1890 – 3 April 2001) was an French supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At time of his death, the oldest known living French veteran of the First World War.


Alexis Daigneau was born in Saint-Maurice-la-Fougereuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France on 4 August 1890. He was organist of the church in Thouars until the age of 93.

He became the oldest known living man in France following the death of 109 year-old Theophane Rifosta on 16 June 1999.

Alexis Daigneau died in Thouars, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France on 3 April 2001 at the age of 110 years, 242 days. Following his death, 109-year-old Raymond Abescat became the oldest known living man in France.


France's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jean Teillet • Louis-Jules Lebon • Unknown • Pierre JamesAdolphe GravelinesHenri Perignon • Faustin Jaumard • Louis Brard • Andre Raynaud • Emile Fourcade • Bernard Delhom • Louis Arthur Bon • Leon-Clement Estivals • Jules Many • Theophane Rifosta • Alexis Daigneau • Raymond Abescat • Joseph Rabenda • Jean Chevenet • Maurice Floquet • Aime Avignon • Louis de Cazenave • Lazare Ponticelli • Pierre Picault • Joseph Malahieude • Felix Rostaing • Philibert Parnasse • Charles De Antoni • Andre Coudrat • Louis Le Bouedec • Emile Turlant • Philippe Vocanson • Roger Gouzy • Robert Bourdon • Georges Massard • Roger Auvin • Jules Theobald 

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