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Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis de

(1585–1642). Statesman; b. Paris, Fr.; cardinal 1622; chief minister of Louis XIII 1624–42 (see also France, 10); virtual ruler of Fr. to the end of his life. In for. policy he supported Prots. against the Hapsburgs; in domestic policy he opposed Huguenots in the interest of monarchical absolutism.

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