Maria Diaz
Maria Diaz at her 113th birthday.

Maria Diaz (née Rodriguez) (22 February 1898 – 29 October 2011) was a verified Algerian-French supercentenarian.


Marie Isabelle "Maria Isabel" Rodriguez was born on 22 February 1898, in Sidi Bel Abbès, capital of the Sidi Bel Abbès wilaya, Algeria, then an overseas territory of France, located on the northern Africa continent. She died in Le Port, Réunion, a French island located in the Indian Ocean, on 29 October 2011, at the age of 113 years 249 days. She is, behind Anne Primout and Marcelle Narbonne, the third-oldest Algerian person ever. Following the death of Eugenie Blanchard of Saint Barthelemy in Nov. 2010, Maria Diaz was the oldest living person in France until her own death and was succeeded by Marcelle Narbonne.

The age of Mrs. Diaz was positively verified by the Gerontology Research Group on 7 July 2014.


France's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Marie-Philomene Flassayer • Marguerite-Marie Ayne • Rosine Wolff • Desiree Foucher • Marie-Ernestine Compain • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Frederique Noel • Augustine Tessier • Elisa Esnault • Eugenie Roux • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Helene Chanteperdrix • Jeanne Dumaine • Marie Bremont • Germaine Haye • Anne Primout • Camille Loiseau • Marie-Simone Capony • Clementine Solignac • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Diaz • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Paule Bronzini • Irenise Moulonguet • Suzanne Burrier • Marie Liguinen • Olympe Amaury • Eudoxie Baboul • Elisabeth Collot • Honorine Rondello • Lucile Randon