Cardinal Richelieu

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Related to Cardinal Richelieu: Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Cardinal Mazarin
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Noun1.Cardinal Richelieu - French prelate and statesmanCardinal Richelieu - French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
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Any one who happened at that moment to contemplate that red simar -- the gorgeous robe of office -- and the rich lace, or who gazed on that pale brow, bent in anxious meditation, might, in the solitude of that apartment, combined with the silence of the ante-chambers and the measured paces of the guards upon the landing-place, have fancied that the shade of Cardinal Richelieu lingered still in his accustomed haunt.
He was the son of a banker at Lyons named Particelli, who, after becoming a bankrupt, chose to change his name to Emery; and Cardinal Richelieu having discovered in him great financial aptitude, had introduced him with a strong recommendation to Louis XIII.
Such was the state of affairs at the very moment we introduced our readers to the study of Cardinal Mazarin -- once that of Cardinal Richelieu.
With the help of M'Lady (Milla Jovovich), D'Artagnan and the Musketeers learn of a plot masterminded by Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) to impugn the Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom).
However, instead of arriving back in Paris as heroes, they find themselves out on their ear, as the Musketeers company is disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu, who is furious at their failure.
1624 - France's King Louis XIII names Cardinal Richelieu as first minister.
Braudel provides some interesting bits of information like Queen Marie-Therese taking chocolate secretly, a bad habit she picked up in Spain, or Cardinal Richelieu drinking chocolate for its medicinal properties; Spanish nuns had recommended it 'to moderate the vapours of his spleen.
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Tim Curry's camp Cardinal Richelieu steals the best lines in Disney's light-hearted version of Dumas' literary classic.
All of them, however, spared a thought for their former nemesis, the villainous Cardinal Richelieu, played by Peter Capaldi.
Peter Capaldi plays the villainous Cardinal Richelieu while Tom Burke is Athos, Howard Charles is Porthos and Santiago Cabrera, left, is Aramis.
THE Red Eminence, Cardinal Richelieu, is famous for making no secret of his authoritarian control of 17th century France.