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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And we meet a host of supporting figures, including the prophetic Leslie Morton, the eminence rouge Dona Torr, and the Canadian political scientist Brough Macpherson.
His name never appeared on the letterhead; you might have cared him an eminence rouge instead of grise, for he added colour and life to the scene.