Giulio Mazarini


[maz-uh-rin, maz-uh-reen; French ma-za-ran]
Jules [joolz; French zhyl] , (Giulio Mazarini) 1602–61, French cardinal and statesman, born in Italy: chief minister of Louis XIV 1642–61. Unabridged
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Mazarin (ˈmæzərɪn, French mazarɛ̃)
Jules (ʒyl), original name Giulio Mazarini. 1602--61, French cardinal and statesman, born in Italy. He succeeded Richelieu (1642) as chief minister to Louis XIII and under the regency of Anne of Austria (1643--61). Despite the disturbances of the Fronde (1648--53), he strengthened the power of France in Europe

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