Editors. "Richelieu tries to persuade German rulers to urge Wallenstein's dismissal". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16007, accessed 30 January 2015.]
Cardinal Richelieu sends his confidant Father Joseph (l'Eminence Grise) as a diplomatic agent, to persuade the princes and electors of Germany, currently meeting at Ratisbon, to demand the dismissal of Wallenstein. Richelieu hopes that this will embarass Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, and halt his aggressive aspirations.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.