Girardin, Émile de

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Girardin, Émile de

(āmēl` də zhērärdăN`), 1806–81, French journalist. He was editor of La Presse (1836–56, 1862–66), La Liberté (1866–70), and La France (1874). Actively interested in politics and social betterment, he served for a time in the chamber of deputies. He also wrote plays and novels.