cardinal richelieu :
- n French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
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- First Canadian elected to influential Academie Francaise
Haitian-born writer Dany Laferriere has become the first Canadian elected to France's Academie Francaise, the nation's pre-eminent body on the French language, it said on Thursday. Laferriere, a 60-year-old novelist and essayist based mainly in Montreal, was elected to replace Argentine-born author Hector Bianciotti, who died in June 2012. Founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635, the academy is ...
Dec. 12, 2013 - AFP via Yahoo! News