Profession: Queen of France
Why Famous: Wife to Louis XVI, and followed him to the guillotine. Famous for saying 'Let them eat cake' when told that the peasants had no bread, although the veracity of that is doubted.
- 1790-07-14 The Fête de la Fédération, attended by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, is held across France on the first anniversary of the French Revolution
- 1792-08-13 Revolutionaries imprison French royals, including Marie Antoinette