Cardinal Richelieu

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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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Its slavery was initiated.--and blessed--by history's best known and least liked cardinal, Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu. It was a way to provide labor in a country where the indigenous Arawak population had been virtually wiped off the face of the earth by colonizers within a decade of Columbus claiming the land for Spain.

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