Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna "Marie Antoinette"

Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna "Marie Antoinette"

Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna "Marie Antoinette"
  • Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna "Marie Antoinette" was born in Austria was the fifteenth child of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and his wife,  Empress Maria Theresa

A cursed marriage led to the demise of the empire

the Seven Years' War
  • In 1763 the Seven Years' War which included most of the European great powers ended 
Maria_Theresia and Frans_I_von
  • and by that time the relationship between Austria and France was very weak. Austrian Empress "Maria Theresia" has proposed an alliance through the marriage of her daughter "Marie Antoinette" to the heir to the throne of France "Louis Auguste" to improve the relationship between the two countries.
  • On May 16, 1770, the couple married in a huge ceremony with more than 5,000 guests and both the groom and bride were just teenagers at the time.

Marie Antoinette and Louis Auguste

Marie Antoinette and Louis Auguste
  • Marie Antoinette married the heir to the throne of France Louis Auguste in 1770 when she was only fourteen years old. Her marriage was not happy and rumors emerged that she had relationships with many lovers to make up for her unsatisfactory married life.
Marie Antoinette and her lover Axel von Fersen
  • She had four children, ( Marie-Thérèse, Louis Joseph, Louis XVII and Sophie Hélène, ) whose lineage was highly controversial.
Marie Antoinette and her Children
  • In 1774 "King Louis" XV" died, and was succeeded by Louis Auguste, who was crowned King of France as Louis XVI.
King Louis XV
  • The king and queen were suffering from their difficult relationship and constant personal disagreements. The queen indulged in the atmosphere of parties and gambling in order to distance herself from her tiring marriage.

extravagance betrayal and miserable married life

marie antoinette
  • She was resentful about many things because of her marital differences. It was also so lavish that it could not control its extravagance even when France was going through a financial crisis.
  • The French people who adored Marie Antoinette in the past became indifferent to show their hatred for her. Leaflets were printed and distributed accusing the Queen of infidelity, profligacy and recklessness and calling her the Lady of Impotence.
  • The deterioration of the living conditions of the common people in France made them trust that the monarchy was to blame for all their problems. Especially after what happened from "Marie Antoinette" when one of the ministers told her that people complain about lack of livelihood and high prices people now do not have the ability to eat bread She said to him why do they eat bread why don't they eat biscuits
  • Because of these strenuous conditions in the kingdom, revolts were launched throughout the country demanding the overthrow of the monarchy.
French Revolution 1789
  • On July 14, 1789, the French Revolution caught fire and public sentiment rose as thousands demanded that the king and queen be brought to Paris. The helpless king was terror as the queen made several futile attempts to maintain their monarchy.
marie antionette execution
  • In 1792 the monarchy in France was abolished by decision of the French National Congress and the royal couple was arrested. A trial meeting of "Louis XVI" was held, he was found guilty and sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out and the king guillotines were executed on January 21, 1793.
marie antionette execution.
  • Marie Antoinette was tried on various cases and charges including theft and treason, and was unjustly accused of sexually abusing her son. She was also sentenced to death and guillotined on October 16, 1793.

Marie Antoinette last words

  • I was queen and you took my crown and I was a wife and you took my husband and I was a mother and you deprived me of my children so I have nothing left but my blood so take it now and don't make me suffer for long

The head of Marie Antoinette after she was cut off during the execution

The head of Marie Antoinette after she was cut off during the execution


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