from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of southern Quebec, Canada, flowing about 121 km (75 mi) north from Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence River. Discovered by Samuel de Champlain in 1609, it was an important waterway for early explorers.
  • Richelieu, Duc de. Title of Armand Jean du Plessis. 1585-1642. French prelate and politician. As chief minister of Louis XIII he worked to strengthen the authority of the monarchy and directed France during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648).

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  • n. French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)


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  • His Hamlet is perhaps his most finished part, as his Richelieu is the most popular with the masses.

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  • Standing by the tomb of Richelieu, which is one of the finest pieces of sculpture in Europe, he exclaimed,

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  • The mouth of the Richelieu was the usual place of meeting.

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  • How is it that he can convince doubters such as Richelieu of the existence and force of a set of norms governing the conduct of governments both domestically and internationally?

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