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Richelieu, Duc de

Pronunciation: /ˈriːʃ(ə)ljəː/
/ʀiʃəljø/
(1585–1642), French cardinal and statesman; born Armand Jean du Plessis; known as Cardinal Richelieu. As chief minister of Louis XIII (1624–42) he dominated French government. In 1635 he established the Académie française.
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