Richelieu

Richelieu

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Richelieu

Richelieu

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The family of du Plessis-The du Plessis de Richeliue-Career of François du Plessis-Birth of Armand Jean-His life at Richeliue-He enters the College of Navarre-Transferred to theAcademy-The bishopric of Luçon-Armand returns to the University-Consecrated bishop at Rome-He quits Paris for Luçon-Motives for this step-Letters to Madame de Bourges --His conduct as bishop-His religious attitude-Early relations with Jansenism-Connection with Bérulle and Father Joseph-Death of Henry IV.-Richelieu in Paris-Acquaintance with Barbin and Concini-Returns to his diocese-His attitude towards parties at court-Letter to Concini-Election to the States-General-Personal appearance-Feeble health- Character and aims.

THE family of du Plessis has no history. for generations it had lived in provincial obscurity on the borders of Poitou. In the fifteenth century François du Plessis, a younger member of the family, inherited the estate of Richelieu from his maternal uncle, Louis de Clérembault. His descendants were the du Plessis de Richelieu, and their chief residence was the castle of that name, situated on the Mable, near the frontier of Poitou and Touraine.

The first member of the family who played any notable part in history was François du Plessis, great-

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