Here is a painting of 3 different angles of the famous Cardinal Richelieu. This painting was painted by a painter named Philippe de Champaigne. Cardinal was born on september 1585 and died on december 4 1642. He was louis the 13ths cheif minister and strengthened the power of the monarchy.Because the huegonots were seen as a threat to the king,Cardinal took away all of thier political and military rights. However he did preserve their religious rights. Cardinal also set up a network of spies to uncover plots by nobles. He then crushed any conspiracies and executed the conspirators. Overall he was an extremely important man to the monarchy.