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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 
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 Richelieu is suspicious of Anne of Austria for illegal correspondence and begins an investigation.
 Mentions (16)
Guillaume Bautru
...favourite and a protégé and diplomatic agent of cardinal Richelieu. He was lord of Louvaines, conseiller d'État...
Francois le Metel de Boisrobert
...playwright, and courtier. He was introduced to Cardinal Richelieu in 1623, and became one of five poets to inspire...
Guillaume Colletet
...patronage of several important people, including Cardinal Richelieu, which whom he sometimes collaborated and who...
Pierre Corneille
...young man, he earned the valuable patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, who was trying to promote classical tragedy...
Francois de Porcheres d'Arbaud
...française. Despite a pension of £600 that the Cardinal Richelieu bestowed upon him, he lived all of his life...
Jean Desmarets
...seat 4 of the Académie française in 1634. It was at Richelieu's request that he began to write for the theatre....
Antoine Jay
...note for his Histoire du ministère du cardinal de Richelieu (1815) and his elogies of Corneille and Montaigne...
Francois de La Mothe Le Vayer
...de Mgr. le Dauphin (1640) attracted the attention of Richelieu. Modest, sceptical, and occasionally obscene in...
Francois Maynard
...unsuccessful efforts to obtain the favor of Cardinal Richelieu, but was obliged to retire to Toulouse. He never...
Cardinal Jules Raymond Mazarin
...until his death. Mazarin succeeded his mentor, Cardinal Richelieu. He was a noted collector of art and jewels,...
Nicolas Poussin
...elsewhere, except for a short period when Cardinal Richelieu ordered him back to France to serve as First Painter...
Daniel de Priezac
...the following year, in which he argued that cardinal Richelieu, by proclaiming the supremacy of royal power and...
Pacifique de Provins
...mission in Isfahan in 1627 with the agreement of Cardinal Richelieu and Pere Joseph, and the benevolence of Shah...
Claude Ramey
...In 1828 he produced a monumental statue of Cardinal Richelieu which was installed at Richelieu, Indre-et-Loire....
Jean Rotrou
...1631; printed 1635), which won for him the favour of Richelieu, and L'Heureuse Constance (acted 1631; pr. 1635),...
Georges de Scudery
...characteristic figures of Paris. He gained the favour of Richelieu by his opposition to Corneille. He wrote a letter...
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