Second ministry of Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis de Richelieu

The Second ministry of Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis de Richelieu was formed on 20 February 1820 after the dismissal of the Ministry of Élie Decazes by King Louis XVIII of France. It was dissolved on 12 December 1821 and replaced on 14 December 1821 by the Ministry of Joseph de Villèle.

Second ministry of Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis de Richelieu
Cabinet of France
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Date formed20 February 1820
Date dissolved12 December 1821
People and organisations
Head of stateLouis XVIII of France
Head of governmentArmand-Emmanuel du Plessis de Richelieu
PredecessorMinistry of Élie Decazes
SuccessorMinistry of Joseph de Villèle


Most of the ministers from the previous cabinet remained in place. Élie, duc Decazes was replaced as president of the council by the Duke of Richelieu, who was not given a ministerial portfolio. On the 21 February Joseph Jérôme, Comte Siméon, was appointed Minister of the Interior. The ministers were:[1]

Portfolio Holder Party
President of the Council of Ministers The Duke of Richelieu None
Minister of Foreign Affairs The Baron Pasquier Constitutional
Minister of Finance Antoine Roy Constitutional
Minister of the Interior The Count Siméon None
Minister of Justice The Count of Serre Constitutional
Minister of War General The Marquis of La Tour-Maubourg None
Minister of the Navy and Colonies The Baron Portal None
Minister for the Maison du Roi Marshal Marquis of Lauriston Conservative
Ministers whout portfolio
(Before 14 December 1821)
N/A The Count of Corbière Ultras
Joseph Lainé Constitutional
Jean-Baptiste de Villèle Ultras


  1. ^ Muel 1891, p. 133.


  • Muel, Léon (1891). Gouvernements, ministères et constitutions de la France depuis cent ans: Précis historique des révolutions, des crises ministérielles et gouvernementales, et des changements de constitutions de la France depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1890 ... Marchal et Billard. Retrieved 14 April 2014.