Girardin, Émile de

Girardin, Émile de

Girardin, Émile de, 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.
Charles-Émile-Callande de Champmartin (Bourges, 1797 -Paris,1883) was a French painter.

His numerous portraits, historical and religious pictures were very popular.

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