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Richelieu, Cardinal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRichelieu, CardinalCardinal RichelieuRiche‧lieu, Cardinal /ˈriːʃljɜː $ ˈriːʃəluː/ 🔊 🔊 (1585–1642) a French cardinal (=a Roman Catholic priest of the highest rank) who was also the chief minister of France and had a lot of influence with King Louis XIII. He is known especially for destroying the political power of the huguenots, and is thought of as a typical example of someone who uses his influence with a ruler to achieve great power.
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