Cardinal Richelieu Tour Map

2018-09-29

Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, 1st Duke of Richelieu and Fronsac (9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642), commonly referred to as Cardinal Richelieu was a French clergyman, nobleman, 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.