Madeleine Chat
Madeleine Chat
Madeleine Chat on her 106th birthday.
Birth: 10 August 1907
Auxerre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
Age: 113 years, 46 days
Country: FRA FlagFRA
Madeleine Jeanne Chat (born 10 August 1907) is a French supercentenarian whose age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) on 19 September 2020. She is the oldest known living person in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France.


Early Life and Family

Madeleine Chat was born on 10 August 1907 in Auxerre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France. She studied in Dijon and worked as a researcher in Nancy and Paris, before returning to Auxerre at the time of her retirement in 1972.

Chat never married and has no children, and has joked that "God did not give me children, but the devil gave me nephews." Longevity runs in Chat's family; her mother and brother both lived to 93, her aunt lived to 104, and her great-grandmother lived to 95.

Later Life

Chat currently lives in Auxerre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France. She bought a computer at the age of 104 and, according to her niece, continues to send emails and photos even as a supercentenarian.

On 31 August 2017, three weeks after her 110th birthday, Chat became the oldest known living person in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, following the death of fellow 110-year-old Yvonne Bouton.

Additionally, she is the sixth oldest living person in France



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