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Lucile Randon
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Birth: 11 February 1904
Ales, Occitanie, France
Age: 116 years, 230 days
Country: FRA FlagFRA
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Lucile Randon (born 11 February 1904), known as Sister Andre, is a French supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She is the oldest living person in France and the second-oldest validated person in the world behind Kane Tanaka. She is also the 14th-oldest validated person ever.

Biography

Lucile Randon was born in Ales, Gard department, Occitanie on 11 February 1904, and has memories of World War I. She served as a governess and teacher in various houses. After World War II, she worked for 28 years at the Hospital of Vichy with orphans and elderly people.

Randon currently lives in Toulon, France.

Longevity Records

On 13 July 2017, Randon became the oldest living nun in the world following the death of 115-year-old Marie-Josephine Gaudette of Italy.[citation needed]

Randon became the oldest living person in France following the death of 114-year-old Honorine Rondello on 19 October 2017.

On 11 February 2019, Randon celebrated her 115th birthday, becoming the third person in the history of France to reach this age, after Jeanne Calment and Marie Bremont. On 26 March 2019, she surpassed Bremont’s age to become the second-oldest validated French person ever.

Following the death of 116-year old Maria Giuseppa Robucci-Nargiso of Italy on 18 June 2019, Randon became the oldest living person in Europe and the second-oldest living person in the world.

On 11 February 2020, Randon celebrated her 116th birthday, making her the second French person in history to do so (after Jeanne Calment). She is also the first nun to turn 116.

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Europe's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Willem van Renterghem • Marie d'Evergroote • Lavina Hansdatter • Kirsti Skagen • Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Margaret Ann Neve • Karen BroedbaekSophia Wijnberg • Agnete Olsdatter • Honor Coleman • Sophie Lacomte • Maria Vleminckx • Johanna Berns • Matthias Dodenhoff • Sarah Gardiner • Elisabeth Jensen • Britta Njeldsdatter • Frederick Stabbins • Jane Lister • Martha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Gertrud Kübbeler • Marie Delfairiere • Frances Smith • Katherine Plunket • Eliza Roff • Maria Montemurro • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Wilhelmine Olschewski • Mary Davey • Francesco Cubadda • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Johanna Johansson • Elizabeth Sellwood • Petronella Braams • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Karl Glockner • Sarah Humphrey • Maria Johansson • Michelina Macchia • Caroline Beale • Josephine Marchal • Luise Rissmann • Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Willem Kostering • Ella Ille Rentel • Lovisa Svensson • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Katharina Braun • Frederique Noel • Florence Pannell • Augustine Tessier • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Anna Eliza Williams • Jeanne Calment • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Amy Hulmes • Germaine Haye • Teresa Fumarola • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi • Camille Loiseau • Maria de Jesus • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Lucia Lauria • Florrie Baldwin • Venere Pizzinato-Papo • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Maria Redaelli • Emma Morano • Ana Vela Rubio • Giuseppina Projetto • Maria Giuseppa Robucci • Lucile Randon •


France's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Marie-Philomene Flassayer • Marguerite-Marie Ayne • Rosine Wolff • Desiree Foucher • Marie-Ernestine Compain • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Frederique Noel • Augustine Tessier • Elisa Esnault • 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

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