Quotes by Cardinal Richelieu

About Cardinal Richelieu:

Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac was a French clergyman, noble 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.

Author Bio

  • NameCardinal Richelieu
  • DescriptionFrench clergyman, noble and statesman
  • AliasesArmand Jean du Plessis; Duc de Fronsac
  • BornSeptember 9, 1585
  • DiedDecember 4, 1642
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionPolitician; Catholic Priest; Diplomat; Statesman
  • AwardsCommander Of The Order Of The Holy Spirit; Knight In The Order Of Saint-Michel