InNapoleon III persuaded Armez to return the face to the government for re-interment with the rest of Richelieu's body.
In the same year, however, Richelieu's health was already failing. He held the post for only five months before Louis XIII seized power in April and dismissed his mother's staff members.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press Start Your Free Trial Today Richelieu was the first bishop in France to implement in his diocese the reforms decreed by the Council of Trentand he was also the first theologian to write in French and to establish the conventions of vernacular theological exposition.
Foreign policy Richelieu wanted France to become the leading power in Europe. The King and the duc de Luynes recalled Richelieu, believing that he would be able to reason with the Queen.
However, the conflict ended inwith France emerging in a far better position than any other power, and the Holy Roman Empire entering a period of decline. Library of Congress.
In Aprilafter receiving a papal dispensation as he was only 21, he was ordained as a priest and bishop.