Everybody has heard about Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before the French revolution. The queen who supposedly said: "Let them eat cake" or as she would have said it in French: "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" when hearing that the peasants didn't have any bread.

(I want to add that there is actually no records found that she really said that.)

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Marie Antoinette was born 2 November in 1755 in Vienna. She was the second youngest child of Empress Maria Theresa. When she was just 15 years old she was married to the future king of France, Louis XVI.

And why were they married? Well, her mother was the one who arranged it, and their marriage was supposed to be a symbol to show that Austria and France no longer were enemies.

At first, Marie Antoinette didn't like it in France. She didn't approve of the strict rules that she had to follow, but after some time she customized to the habits at Versailles and started liking it better there.

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Marie Antoinette choose the people that she truly liked to be her friends, she didn't really care about what rank they had at court. This was something that lead to jealousy among others at court.

Illegal gambling, masquerade balls and fashion were things she found very amusing. Because of the extremely extravagant life she lived, she was by some accused of profligacy.

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When the French revolution started in 1789 she was attacked in her bedroom by the public and she had to escape to the king's bedroom. (Her husband was by this time the king of France.)

In 1791 the royal family tried to escape from France but they failed and were captured. Later, in 1793 her husband, Louis XVI was sentenced to death and was killed. That same year, Marie Antoinette was separated from her children and accused of high treason and she too was killed on the 16 of October 1793.

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Of course this was only a short summary of her life, so much more happened, but I didn't want to make this article too long. Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading this.

Have a lovely day

(All the pictures I used for this article are from the movie "Marie Antoinette" from 2006 directed by Sofia Coppola starring Kirsten Dunst)