The New International Encyclopædia/Haillan, Bernard de Girard
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HAILLAN, ī'äN', Bernard de Girard (c.1535-1610). A French historian, born in Bordeaux. He occupied a number of political offices before Charles IX. appointed him historiographer of France, in which position he was confirmed by Henry III., who liked him so well, despite his vanity and selfishness, that he made him genealogist of the Order of the Holy Ghost, and gave him a pension of 1200 crowns. His chief work is L'histoire générale des rois de France jusqu'à Charles VII. inclusivement (1576), which ran through many editions.