Early Life Born on November 2, 1755 Daughter of Maria Theresa, arch-duchess of Austria and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Fifteenth child of sixteen Did not study specific academics Spent days surrounded by music, dancing, comedic theatre, and animals
Becoming Queen Arranged marriage to marry Louis XVI, made by Louis XV Married oldest son of the King of France Wedding occurred on May 16, 1770 at the Royal Chapel in Versailles Marie was only 14 years old Louis XV died of smallpox on May 10, 1774, making Marie queen.
Becoming Queen Marie and Louis had four childrenLifestyle changed after having kidsSpent most of her time alone at home with her kids.Accused of the “Diamond Necklace Affair”French people hate Marie more than ever.
Storming of the Bastille Bastille was stormed on July 14, 1789 Stormed by peasants of France Peasants felt so much power that they stormed Versailles, forcing the royal family to move Louis, Marie, and their family fled Paris, but were captured by authorities and imprisoned.
Final Years September of 1791- Louis agreed to create a French Constitution Marie attempted to convince Austria to intercede on the French monarchy’s behalf Resulted in National Assembly charging Louis with treason Louis was killed on January 21, 1793 and Marie became a widow
Final Years Behaved the best she ever hadMarie found guiltyOctober 2, 1793- Marie executed by guillotineFrench’s final revenge“I’m sorry, I did not mean to.”Wasn’t afraid to speak for her beliefs
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