Past Life Marie Antoinette

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Noted for: Saying Let them eat cake!

Country: Austria, France

Personality: Extravagant, Arrogant, Out-of-Touch,

About Marie Antoinette:

Marie-Antoinette, originally German Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna von Österreich-Lothringen, 1755 Austria to 1793 France, Austrian queen consort of King Louis XVI of France . Her name is associated with the decline in the morals of the French monarchy in the closing years of the ancien régime. Her rejection of reform provoked unrest and her policy of resistance to the progress of the French Revolution finally led to the overthrow of the monarchy in 1792.

Having grown up with the less elaborate ceremonial routine of Austria’s royal palaces, she had a hard time adapting to Versailles’ complex etiquette and tried to seek out a more private life. Although public opinion of her was initially very favorable, the Queen gradually became the target of pamphlets, libels and caricatures.

She allegedly told that the French people with no bread to eat, Let them eat cake, but Marie Antoinette actually never said this. So while there were a number of problems that contributed to Frances economic issues and the revolution, Marie Antoinette wasn’t a main cause. She was just an easy scapegoat. Louis XVI was executed in January 1793, and Marie Antoinette was executed by the guillotine on October 16 of that year. She was charged with aiding the enemy and inciting civil war.