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Marie Antoinette

Queen of France Marie Antoinette

Full Name: Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna
Profession: Queen of France

Nationality:
Austria
Austrian
France
French

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.

Born: November 2, 1755
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: October 16, 1793 (aged 37)
Cause of Death: Decapitation

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Events in the Life of Marie Antoinette

  • 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
  • 2018-11-14 Jewellery that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette is auctioned off in Geneva, after not being seen for 200 years

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