Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World


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Why was Richelieu dissatisfied with the negotiations of the Treaty of La Rochelle of 1626?

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1. How did the Edict of Grace impact the Huguenots in France?

2. How did Richelieu's absolutist beliefs impact his stance towards the Huguenots?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cardinal Richelieu had a tremendous impact on 17th-century France. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to enhance your understanding of his religious and political influence, and his involvement in the Thirty Years' War between Catholics and Protestants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions allow learners to check their understanding of:

  • Thirty Years' War
  • Richelieu's views on the French monarchy
  • King Louis XIII's regent

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related western civilization lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the treaty that dissolved the Huguenot forces in France
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a key treaty signed during the Thirty Years' War

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World covers the following objectives:

  • Understand who Cardinal Richelieu was
  • Explain how Richelieu's actions during the Thirty Years' War helped increase his influence
  • Explore ways Richelieu's actions led to victory over the Huguenots