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Anne Dulac
Birth: 21 March 1878
Death: 7 July 1959/1989
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Age: 81/111 years, 108 days
Country: FranceFRA
Longevity claimant

Anne Dulac (née Detilleux; 21 March 1878 – 7 July 1959/89) was a French "supercentenarian on paper".


Anne Dulac was born Detilleux on 21 March 1878 from Marie Jean Baptiste Detilleux and Jeanne Marie Courault. On 24 July 1917, she married Robert Dulac, an artist.

Her death certificate let think that she died on 7 July 1989, at age 111.

Age debunking

Her case turned out to be a transcription error. Anne died in 1959, age 81, but the cursive writing was not clear and was later transcribed as "1989", making her case age "111 on paper". This case serves as a type example of why it is preferred to have original copies of the documents, rather than a secondary transcription, where possible.