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Image: Figures from history of France as Bourbon Dynasty, republic and empire.

Portrait length color image of Fr. Joseph Francois du Tremblay aka.
Text: Signature image of Fr. Joseph Francois du Tremblay aka.

A man of great value and an old friend, he was seldom seen in public.

Father Joseph, François Leclerc du Tremblay, (1577-1638) was a Capuchin monk and a confidant of Cardinal Richelieu. He devoted his life to missionary work and to the shady and delicate diplomatic negotiations with which Richelieu entrusted him. Seen as a rather sinister figure in Richelieu’s government, he is the one who inspired the term “éminence grise”– the man behind the throne.

Full length color image of Fr. Joseph Francois du Tremblay aka.

Left close up color image of Fr. Joseph Francois du Tremblay aka.

Right closup color image of Fr. Joseph Francois du Tremblay aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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