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Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France during the French Revolution. Resented by the French citizenry for her foreign birth and extravagant lifestyle, Marie Antoinette has gone down in history as the arrogant and apathetic monarch who said "let them eat cake" when told the peasants were starving because they had no bread. These days most scholars dismiss the quote as being revolutionary propaganda, but Marie was well-known to have spent wildly as a young queen before tempering things a bit as she matured. The daughter of Francis I and Maria Theresa, Emperor and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, Marie left Austria for France in 1770 to marry the prince of France. In 1774 the prince became King Louis XVI and Marie became queen. As revolution swept Paris in 1789, the king and queen tried to flee but failed. While the revolutionaries were trying to hash out a new system of government, Marie and Louis XVI were stuck as prisoners at the palace at Tuileries. They tried to get help from royal supporters in England, Prussia and Austria, but in 1792 they were arrested and charged with treason. Louis was beheaded 21 January 1793 and Marie was beheaded 16 October 1793.

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Marie Antoinette
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Marie Antoinette and the Rose, painted by Elisabeth Vig?©e-Lebrun
painted by Elisabeth Vig?©e-Lebrun
Marie Antoinette
painted by Martin van Meytens
painted by Jean-?âtienne Liotard
painted by Martin van Meytens
painted by Joseph Ducreux
Marie Antoinette
painted by Joseph Kranzinger
painted by Joseph Kranzinger
painted by Elisabeth Vig?©e-Lebrun
painted by Adolf Ulrik Wertm?ºller
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Varennes; end of the journey...
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Painted in 1793
The Last drawing of the Queen
19th Centurie
19th Centurie
19th Centurie
Luis XVI and Marie Antoinette tomb in Saint Denis Basilica, Paris
(2)
Version A
Version B; located in Sch?¥nbrunn
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Marie Antoinette
painted by Adolf Ulrik Wertm?ºller
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Marie Antoinette se promenant dans un jardin
Madame Royale, Princess Marie Th?©r?®se Charlotte of France, Version A, painted by Adolf Ulrik Wertm?ºller
Madame Royale, Princess Marie Th?©r?®se Charlotte of France, Version B
Madame Royale and her younger brother Louis Joseph Xavier of France, Dauphin of France, Version A,
Madame Royale and her younger brother Louis Joseph Xavier of France, Dauphin of France, Version B
Madame Royale, Princess Marie Th?©r?®se Charlotte of France
Princess Marie Sophie Beatrice of France
Louis Charles of France, Duke of Normandie
Princess Marie Sophie Beatrice of France
Dauphin Louis Charles of France playing with a yo-yo [emigrette], Version A, painted by Elisabeth Vig?©e-Lebrun
Dauphin Louis Charles of France playing with a yo-yo [emigrette], Version B, painted by Elisabeth Vig?©e-Lebrun
Dauphin Louis Charles of France
Dauphin Louis Joseph Xavier of France
Dauphin Louis Charles of France, Version A
Dauphin Louis Charles of France, Version B
Dauphin Louis Charles of France, Version C
Dauphin Louis Joseph Xavier of France
Marie Th?©r?®se Charlotte of France, the young Duchess of Angoul?™me, painted by Heinrich Friedrich F?ºger
Dauphin Louis Charles of France
Marie Antoinette
Gallerie des Modes
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette and the Rose, painted by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
painted by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Marie Antoinette
painted by Martin van Meytens
painted by Jean-Étienne Liotard
painted by Martin van Meytens
painted by Joseph Ducreux
Marie Antoinette
painted by Joseph Kranzinger
painted by Joseph Kranzinger
painted by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
painted by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller
(2)
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
The Last drawing of the Queen
19th Centurie
19th Centurie
19th Centurie
(2)
Version A
Version B; located in Schônbrunn
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
painted by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Madame Royale, Princess Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France, Version A, painted by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller
Madame Royale, Princess Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France, Version B
Madame Royale and her younger brother Louis Joseph Xavier of France, Dauphin of France, Version A,
Madame Royale and her younger brother Louis Joseph Xavier of France, Dauphin of France, Version B
Madame Royale, Princess Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France
Princess Marie Sophie Beatrice of France
Louis Charles of France, Duke of Normandie
Princess Marie Sophie Beatrice of France
Dauphin Louis Charles of France playing with a yo-yo [emigrette], Version A, painted by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Dauphin Louis Charles of France playing with a yo-yo [emigrette], Version B, painted by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Dauphin Louis Charles of France
Dauphin Louis Joseph Xavier of France
Dauphin Louis Charles of France, Version A
Dauphin Louis Charles of France, Version B
Dauphin Louis Charles of France, Version C
Dauphin Louis Joseph Xavier of France
Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France, the young Duchess of Angoulême, painted by Heinrich Friedrich Füger
Dauphin Louis Charles of France
Marie Antoinette