Augustine Teissier

  • Full name: Augustine Tessier
  • Lifespan: 02.01.1869-.08.03.1981
  • Age: 112 years, 65 days
  • Birthplace: France
  • Last residence: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Application date: N/A
  • Validation date:  N/A
  • Validation source: Jean-Marie Robine


Tessier was born in France on 2 January 1869. She became the oldest living person in Europe on 20 October 1980, following the death of Florence Pannell, and was the world’s oldest known living person between the death of Fannie Thomas on 22 January 1981 and her own death on 8 March 1981. She was succeeded as the world’s oldest living person by Nellie Spencer and as Europe’s oldest living person by Jeanetta Thomas of the United Kingdom. Augustine Tessier was the last confirmed subject of the French emperor, Napoleon III, and also the last subject of any French monarch.

She was the oldest French person ever recorded until being surpassed in age by Eugenie Roux. She was at the time of her death the oldest nun ever recorded.

Longevity titles

WORLD’S OLDEST LIVING PERSON – (22.01.1981 – 8.03.1981)


Augustine Tessier age was verified by Jean-Marie Robine and validated by the GRG.

Augustine Tessier on an unknown date.

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