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Marie Antoinette

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Birthday
2, 1755
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Oct 16, 1793 (37)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1755
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Oct 16, 1793 (37)

About

French Queen from 1774 to 1792 and wife of Louis XVI who was executed by guillotine after being found guilty of treason by the Revolutionary Tribunal. Her lavish lifestyle was often blamed by the French for their financial crisis and she was used as a scapegoat for much of France's problems. 

Before Fame

She had an eclectic and carefree childhood; interacting with common children yet surrounded by opulence.

Trivia

The phrase "Let them eat cake" is often attributed to Marie Antoinette, but there is no evidence she ever uttered it.

Family Life

Her parents were Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa.

Associated With

Kirsten Dunst played her in the contemporary movie Marie Antoinette.