Thursday, June 6, 2013

Duke Armand de Richelieu Monument, 1828 Statue in Odessa, Ukraine

The Duke Armand de Richelieu Monument, 1828. Sculptor I. Martos - Primorskiy Boulevard

postmarked in 2013 with a Ukraine stamp

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Odessa is the third largest city in Ukraine, with a population of a around 1,003,000 people.

Armand Emmanuel Sophie Septimanie de Vignerot du Plessis, (5th) Duke of Richelieu (25 September 1766, Paris – 17 May 1822) was a prominent French statesman during the Bourbon Restoration. As a royalist, during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, he served as a ranking officer in the Russian Imperial Army, achieving the grade of Major General.

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