Richelieu, Cardinal

[ (rish-uh-looh, ree-shuhl-yeu) ]
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A French clergyman and political leader of the seventeenth century. Cardinal Richelieu was the chief of government under King Louis XIII. He achieved two difficult goals in his career: establishing absolute monarchy in France and breaking the political power of the Huguenots, or French Protestants.

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