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Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, ca 1788

Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, ca 1788

Maria Leszczyńska, Queen of France, in 1730, by Alexis Simon Belle, oil on canvas, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon

Maria Leszczyńska, Queen of France, in 1730, by Alexis Simon Belle, oil on canvas, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon

Portrait of Marie Antoinette, by Elisabeth Louise Vigee -LeBrun, painting

Portrait of Marie Antoinette, by Elisabeth Louise Vigee -LeBrun, painting

Marie Antoinette was born as princess of Austria in November 2, 1755, arranged to be Dauphin, soon to be wife of Louis XVI, and Queen of France. While her country was charmed by her youth and beauty they soon came to dislike her promiscuous lifestyle and lavish spending during famine times. She then became known as Madame Déficit. Soon after the people of France rioted they were arrested. Louis and Marie were put to death months apart. Marie beheaded on October 16th 1793 at age 37.

Marie Antoinette was born as princess of Austria in November 2, 1755, arranged to be Dauphin, soon to be wife of Louis XVI, and Queen of France. While her country was charmed by her youth and beauty they soon came to dislike her promiscuous lifestyle and lavish spending during famine times. She then became known as Madame Déficit. Soon after the people of France rioted they were arrested. Louis and Marie were put to death months apart. Marie beheaded on October 16th 1793 at age 37.

A portrait of Marie Antoinette after Joseph Krantzinger. 18th century [credit: Photo (C) Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin]

A portrait of Marie Antoinette after Joseph Krantzinger. 18th century [credit: Photo (C) Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin]

1785 painting of Marie Antoinette, Madame Royale and Louis Joseph, the first Dauphin. Madame Campan called it the most accurate likeness of the queen in her memoirs. Interestingly, the French people disliked it and preferred the familiar works of Madame Vigée LeBrun.

1785 painting of Marie Antoinette, Madame Royale and Louis Joseph, the first Dauphin. Madame Campan called it the most accurate likeness of the queen in her memoirs. Interestingly, the French people disliked it and preferred the familiar works of Madame Vigée LeBrun.

Louis-Joseph expire dans la nuit du 3 au 4 juin 1789. Son décès affecta énormément sa sœur aînée mais anéanti complètement Marie-Antoinette qui s’évanouit à l’annonce de la mort de son fils. Louis XVI fut également en proie à un immense chagrin. tableau original exposé au musée de Versailles au petit Trianon Madame Royale et le Dauphin

Louis-Joseph expire dans la nuit du 3 au 4 juin 1789. Son décès affecta énormément sa sœur aînée mais anéanti complètement Marie-Antoinette qui s’évanouit à l’annonce de la mort de son fils. Louis XVI fut également en proie à un immense chagrin. tableau original exposé au musée de Versailles au petit Trianon Madame Royale et le Dauphin

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