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Delphine Gay de Girardin

Girardin, Delphine Gay de (dĕlfēnˈ gā də zhērärdăNˈ) [key], 1804–55, French writer; wife of Émile de Girardin. She wrote patriotic poems and, under the pseudonym Vicomte Charles de Launay, was the author of comedies, stories, and a series of sketches of Parisian life. Her literary salon was noted for its brilliance.

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