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Day of the Dupes

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in French history, was November 11th, 1630, when Marie de Meʹdicis and Gaston Duc dʹOrléans extorted from Louis XIII. a promise that he would dismiss his Minister, the Cardinal Richelieu. The cardinal went in all speed to Versailles, the king repented, and Richelieu became more powerful than ever. Marie de Meʹdicis and Gaston were the dupes who had to pay dearly for their short triumph.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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