Richelieu


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Ri·che·lieu

 (rĭsh′ə-lo͞o′)
A river of southern Quebec, Canada, flowing about 170 km (105 mi) north from Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence River.

Ri·che·lieu

 (rĭsh′ə-lo͞o′, rē-shə-lyœ′), Duc de Title of Armand Jean du Plessis. 1585-1642.
French cardinal and politician. As chief minister of Louis XIII he worked to strengthen the authority of the monarchy and directed France during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648).

Richelieu

(ˈrɪʃəˌljɜː; French riʃəljø)
n
(Biography) Armand Jean du Plessis (armɑ̃ ʒɑ̃ dy plɛsi). 1585–1642, French statesman and cardinal, principal minister to Louis XIII and virtual ruler of France (1624–42). He destroyed the power of the Huguenots and strengthened the crown in France and the role of France in Europe

Rich•e•lieu

(ˈrɪʃ əˌlu; Fr. riʃəˈlyœ)

n.
1. Armand Jean du Plessis (ʒɑ̃) Duc de, 1585–1642, French cardinal and statesman.
2. a river in SE Canada, in Quebec, flowing N from Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence. 210 mi. (340 km) long.
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Noun1.Richelieu - French prelate and statesmanRichelieu - 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.
France enfeebled, the authority of her sovereign contemned, her nobles returning to their former turbulence and insolence, her enemies within her frontiers -- all proved the great Richelieu no longer in existence.
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.
Sire," replied Richelieu, "rest assured that Particelli, the man to whom your majesty refers, has been hanged.
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.
Richelieu founded Odessa-- watched over it with paternal care--labored with a fertile brain and a wise understanding for its best interests--spent his fortune freely to the same end--endowed it with a sound prosperity, and one which will yet make it one of the great cities of the Old World--built this noble stairway with money from his own private purse--and--.
de Richelieu, the first minister of my grandmother, Marie de Medici, was simply bishop of Lucon, as you are bishop of Vannes.
de Richelieu, by means of the queen's protection, soon became cardinal.
de Richelieu, of whom we were speaking just now, was very much to blame in the fixed idea he had of governing France alone, unaided.
She said that the Cardinal de Richelieu had drawn the Duke of Buckingham to Paris to ruin him and to ruin the queen.
Besides," added he, in a low voice, "that would be a resolution, and no resolutions have been formed since Monsieur le Cardinal de Richelieu died.
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