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1585, Sep 91642, Dec 4
a French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. Richelieu soon rose in both the Catholic Church and the French government, becoming a cardinal in 1622, and King Louis XIII's chief minister in 1624. He remained in office until his death in 1642; he was succeeded by Cardinal Mazarin, whose career he had fostered.
 Timeline (9)
11/20/1616-Bishop Richelieu becomes French minister of Foreign Affairs/War 
08/10/1622-Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle [ed check date - 1627?] 
09/05/1622-Richelieu becomes cardinal
08/13/1624-Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister by Louis XIII of France 
10/28/1628-Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu 
11/11/1630-Failed palace revolution against Cardinal Richelieu in France
02/22/1635-Académie Française forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
05/13/1637-Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife
08/11/1637-Cardinal Anne of Austria is suspicious of for illegal correspondence and begins an investigation.
 Mentions (16)
Guillaume Bautru
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Francois le Metel de Boisrobert
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Guillaume Colletet
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Pierre Corneille
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Francois de Porcheres d'Arbaud
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Jean Desmarets
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Antoine Jay
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Francois de La Mothe Le Vayer
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Francois Maynard
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Cardinal Jules Raymond Mazarin
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Nicolas Poussin
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Daniel de Priezac
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Pacifique de Provins
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Claude Ramey
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Jean Rotrou
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Georges de Scudery
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