Valentine Ligny
Valentine Ligny
Ligny on her 110th birthday in 2016
Birth: 22 October 1906
Avion, Pas-de-Calais, France
Age: 114 years, 91 days
Country: FranceFRA
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Valentine Ligny (née Bonel; born 22 October 1906) is a French supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Valentine Ligny was born in Avion, Pas-de-Calais, France on 22 October 1906. She had a career as an office worker. In 1933, she married Pierre Ligny, with whom she had three children. Pierre died while saving his nephew from drowning in 1947.

Ligny lived independently until the age of 109. She currently lives in a retirement home in Amiens, France. She is currently the oldest living person in the Hauts-de-France region and is the third-oldest person living in France, behind Lucile Randon and Jeanne Bot. Additionally, she is the fourth-oldest living person in Europe, behind Randon, Bot, and Tekla Juniewicz. On the death of Mina Kitagawa on 19 December 2020, she became one of the top ten oldest validated living people in the world.

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