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About Cardinal Richelieu
Merging the two unlikely professions of clergyman and statesman, Cardinal Richelieu left a legacy of national sovereignty and favorable foreign policy for France. His support for the French monarchy made the latter stronger and weakened the aristocracy.
He went by the real name, Armand Jean du Plessis. He became a consecrated bishop in 1607 and began his work in governance as Secretary of State in 1616. Six years later, he was elevated to the rank of cardinal. As of his death, he had been France’s First Minister of State for 18 years.
He was the son of François du Plessis and Susanne de La Porte. He was raised alongside two elder brothers and two sisters.
For his contributions to the French monarchy, he has been honored with names of landmarks and sites. Some of them are the Richelieu River in Quebec, the French town called Richelieu and Rue de Richelieu, a street in Paris.
He died aged 57 on 4 December 1642 after battling with intestinal tuberculosis, strangury and migraine for years.
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Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.Cardinal Richelieu
Cardinal Richelieu's Popularity
Cardinal Richelieu was a famous French clergyman and statesman, who was born on September 9, 1585. As a person born on this date, Cardinal Richelieu is listed in our database as the 34th most popular celebrity for the day (September 9).
People born on September 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Cardinal Richelieu is the 974th most popular Virgo.
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