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Marie-Simone Capony (14 March 1894 – 15 September 2007) was, at age 113, the oldest living person in France for

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more than a year and a retired teacher. She became the French doyenne following the death of 114-year-old Camille Loiseau in August 2006. At the time of her death, aged 113 years and 185 days, due to heart failure, she ranked as the fifth-oldest person in the world. Capony was born in Charlieu (Loire), and lived in a retirement facility in Cannes. She never married (her fiancé was killed in action at the beginning of the First World War in 1914). Capony had not been able to walk since she turned 100, after having an operation in order to fix a broken thighbone, but she still remained in fairly good health considering her very advanced age.

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