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Bertin Louis Francois

Bertin, Louis Francois, called Bertin the Elder, was born in Paris in 1766, and in 1799 established the Journal des Debats, which under his able management secured the co-operation of the ablest literary men of the day. His suspected devotion to the Bourbons led to his expulsion from France during the greater part of Napoleon's career, but in 1815 he returned permanently. In 1824 he combated the unconstitutional policy of Charles X., and gave his firm support to Louis Philippe. He died in 1841.