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Richelieu's successes were extremely important to Louis XIII's successor King Louis XIV. The nobility also remained powerless. The novel and subsequent film adaptations depicts Richelieu as a power-hungry unscrupulous and avaricious minister.
Consecrated as a bishop in 1608 he later entered politics becoming a Secretary of State in 1616. The Cardinal de Richelieu was often known by the title of the King's "Chief Minister" or "First Minister".