Definition of Richelieu, Duc de in English:

Richelieu, Duc de

proper noun

  • (1585–1642), French cardinal and statesman; born Armand Jean du Plessis; known as Cardinal Richelieu. As chief minister of Louis XIII (1624–42) he dominated French government. In 1635 he established the Académie française.

Pronunciation

Richelieu, Duc de

/ˈriːʃ(ə)ljəː//ʀiʃəljø/