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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Fleury, André Hercule de. Cardinal

French statesman, born at Lodève, in Languedoc; studied philosophy in Paris; became a doctor of the Sorbonne and almoner to the Queen and King Louis XIV., who subsequently made him bishop of Frèjus and tutor to his son Louis; in 1726 he was chosen Prime Minister by Louis XV., and created a cardinal; he carried through a successful war with Germany, which resulted in the acquisition of Lorraine by France, but although honest and cautious, he cannot be styled a great statesman (1653-1743).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fleury, André Hercule de. Cardinal'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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