Girardeau, Émile

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Girardeau, Émile Gender: M
Émile Eugène Fernand Girardeau
born on 12 August 1882 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Luçon, France, 46n27, 1w10
Timezone LMT m1w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°28' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°15 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°01'

Émile Girardeau (gravestone)
photo: RSVartanian, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French engineer who patented the original system of frequencies that is used and known today as radar.

By 1910, Girardeau established the first radiotelegraphic radio connection in tropical countries with Joseph Béthenod. The radio connection systems were designed for the Radioelectric French Company.

In 1919, Girardeau was promoted to Chevalier of the Legion of Honour for services in war. In 1922, Girardeau set in motion the idea for the creation of a public utility of information and music. Also in 1922, Girardeau helped establish the first private radio station in France, called RADIOLA, which at the end of March 1929 became Radio Paris. In 1931, Girardeau was promoted to Commander of the Legion of Honour.

In 1934, Girardeau headed the team which developed the first radar system in France. In 1939, Girardeau built with Maurice Ponte radar installations for the defence of Paris against planes (which were destroyed in June 1940). After the fall of France to Germany, Girardeau created a factory for underground forces of free France.

In 1944, Girardeau re-established radio communications in France. In 1945, Girardeau became a member of the Académie navale. In 1954, Girardeau became a member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. Girardeau died in Paris on 7 December 1970 at age 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator