Marie Antoinette

Queen of France Marie Antoinette Full Name: Marie Antoinette [Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna]


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.

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

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

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Historical 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

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