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Émile de Girardin (1806–1881)

Girardin, Émile de (zhē-rär-da‘). A French journalistic agitator and political and economic writer, illegitimate son of Count Alexander de Girardin and Madame Dupuy, born in Paris (not in Switzerland), June 22, 1806; died there, April 27, 1881. He is credited with being the originator of the cheap popular press of Paris with its enormous circulations. ‘Political Studies,’ ‘The Abolition of Authority through the Simplification of Government,’ and ‘The Periodical Press in the Nineteenth Century,’ are among his more solid writings. He was the author of a few clever comedies.