[rish-uh-loo; French reeshuh-lyœ]
- Armand Jean du Ples·sis [ar-mahn zhahn dy ple-see] /arˈmɑ̃ ʒɑ̃ dü plɛˈsi/, Duc de,1585–1642, French cardinal and statesman.
- a river in SE Canada, in Quebec, flowing N from Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence. 210 miles (340 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for richelieu
Richelieu could not shake his resolution, and threw him into prison.
Like Richelieu and Napoleon, he would have the word “impossible” banished from the dictionary.
Can it be that Richelieu has been given credit for Colbert's virtues?Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
Richelieu held his peace for the time being, and wrote to the Countess.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
As for Richelieu, he was by no means blind to what was going on around him.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)
- Armand Jean du Plessis (armɑ̃ ʒɑ̃ dy plɛsi). 1585–1642, French statesman and cardinal, principal minister to Louis XIII and virtual ruler of France (1624–42). He destroyed the power of the Huguenots and strengthened the crown in France and the role of France in Europe