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Monument to Duke de Richelieu

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Primorsky Boulevard, city Odesa, Ukraine
N: 46.488081
E: 30.741073
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Name Armand Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu is inextricably linked with the history of Odessa. Offspring of the famous Cardinal Richelieu because of the French Revolution was forced to emigrate to Russia, where distinguished in the capture of Ishmael.

After a while Armand Emmanuel du Plessis was appointed governor-general of Odessa. Despite the fact that he was the only mayor of Odessa in 1803 (9 years after the founding of the city), his contemporaries called "our Duke" and considered the founder of the city. First Odessa mayor for 11 years of his rule, managed to turn a small seaside town into a prosperous and beautiful city, the fame of which has swept across Europe.

After returning to Duke de Richelieu twice becomes Prime Minister of France. After 6 years, he retired and was going back to Odessa, but fate decreed otherwise, and a few months after retirement, at the age of 56 years, Duc de Richelieu died of a stroke.

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