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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).
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Richelieu(ˈrɪʃəˌljɜː; French riʃəljø)
(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
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Rich•e•lieu(ˈrɪʃ əˌlu; Fr. riʃəˈlyœ)
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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