French poet and historianwd:Q3271031
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native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: poet, historian
Léon Guérin (1807-1885) was a French author, poet, and naval historian.
Guérin started writing tales and short stories under his given name, as well as the noms de plume Guérin-Dulion and Léonide de Mirbel. In 1829, he published Chants Lyriques et Autres Essais Poétiques. He then founded two children's newspapers|newspapers, the Journal des Enfants, and later the Gazette des Enfants et des Jeunes Personnes.
Later in life, Guérin specialised as a historian, and became one of the historiographs of the French Navy in 1846.
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