Monument to the Duc de Richelieu

Monument to the Duc de Richelieu


Primorskyi boulevard

Monument to the Duc de Richelieu, who was one of the most popular founders of Odessa, (to Duke de Richelieu, Armand Emmanuel du Plessis)- first monument, built in Odessa. Duke de Richelieu, originally French, moved to Russia after Great French Revolution of 1789. During 1790 participated in taking of Izmail, in 1803 he was appointed as Governor of Odessa, and then as a Governer-General of Novorossia.

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