25 Powerful Quotes By Cardinal Richelieu
French Clergyman, Noble and Statesman
Founder / Co Founder:
Company of One Hundred Associates, Académie française
Cardinal Richelieu was a 17th century French clergyman and statesman. He became a bishop in 1607, and later ventured into politics to become the Secretary of State in 1616. He slowly became very powerful as he rose in both the Church and the state. He became a cardinal in 1622, and thereafter Louis XIII's chief minister. He oppcupied the seat until his death in 1642. He worked towards consolidating the royal power by crushing domestic factions and opponents. He also restrained the power of the nobility, and transformed France into a centralized state. Although Roman Catholic cardinal, he forged alliances with Protestant rulers to achieve this goal. It was during Cardinal Richelieu's tenure that Europe was engulfed by the 'Thirty Years' War.' We have collected Cardinal Richelieu's famous quotes and sayings from several sources. Let's take a look at Cardinal Richelieu's quotes and sayings on war, statecraft, religion, monarchy, nobility, friendship, death, law, crime, kingdoms, empires, emotions, etc.