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France's oldest woman dies at 112

AFP · 29 Aug 2012, 16:43

Published: 29 Aug 2012 16:43 GMT+02:00

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Bronzini, who celebrated her 112th birthday on July 7, died overnight. She leaves five children, 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

A former housewife who had been a widow since 1967, Bronzini had become the oldest living Frenchwoman in June following the death of Marie-Thérèse Bardet one week after her 114th birthday.

Italian-born American Besse Cooper, 115, is the oldest woman in the world, according to the US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG), which compiles
birth certificates of people aged over 110 years.

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The GRG lists cover the Americas, Europe, Australia and Japan, but do not include Russia, China or African states.

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