Le Tellier, Michel

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Le Tellier, Michel

(mēshĕl` lə tĕlyā`), 1603–85, French statesman. A minister of state under Cardinal MazarinMazarin, Jules
, 1602–61, French statesman, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, b. Italy. His original name was Giulio Mazarini. After serving in the papal army and diplomatic service and as nuncio at the French court (1634–36), he entered the service of France
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, he became war minister in 1643. He later shared his duties with his son, the marquis de LouvoisLouvois, François Michel Le Tellier, marquis de
, 1641–91, French statesman, minister during the reign of King Louis XIV. After 1654 he was associated in office with his father, Michel Le Tellier, and from 1666 he functioned as war minister, officially replacing his
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. At the time of his death he was chancellor of France.