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1755, Nov 21793, Oct 16
the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an Archduchess of Austria, and was the fifteenth and second youngest child of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. In April 1770, upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, heir apparent to the French throne, she became Dauphine of France. On 10 May 1774, when her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI, she assumed the title Queen of France and Navarre, which she held until September 1791, when, as the French Revolution proceeded, she became Queen of the French, a title she held until 21 September 1792.
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05/16/1770-Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France
08/13/1792-Revolutionaries imprison French royal family, including Marie Antoinette
10/16/1793-Marie Antoinette is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution
 Mentions (9)
Francois-Hubert Drouais
...Madame du Barry respectively. He even painted the young Marie Antoinette.
Lucile Gretry
...court of Versailles where she made the acquaintance of Marie Antoinette. Lucile Grétry wrote two opéras comiques for...
HRE Joseph II
...and her husband, Francis I, and was the brother of Marie Antoinette. He was thus the first ruler in the Austrian dominions...
HRE Leopold II
...his wife, Empress Maria Theresa, thus the brother of Marie Antoinette. Leopold was a moderate proponent of enlightened...
Louis XVII of France
...younger son of King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette. He was at birth given the title Duke of Normandy....
Yolande de Polastron
the favourite of Marie Antoinette, whom she first met when she was presented at the Palace of Versailles in 1775, the year after Marie Antoinette became...
Joseph Anton Steffan
...He became the piano teacher of Maria Carolina and Marie Antoinette. In 1775, he contracted an eye disease which left...
Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun
...painting. While serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette, Vigée Le Brun works purely in Rococo in both her...
Franz Xaver Wagenschon
...the children of Maria Theresa of Austria, especially Marie Antoinette, and in 1763 painting the panels for the golden...
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