By: Amira Darwich, Adrian Candelaria, Javier Tolentino, Brianna Baylis, and Jeffery Zhan
Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755 in Vienna , Austria. Marie was born into a very wealthy family, her father being Emperor Francis Stephen and her mother Empress Maria-Theresa of Austria.
Marie Antoinette, daughter of Emperor Francis and Empress Maria Theresa, was born on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria. Marie was the last of 15 other children and was born into a very wealthy family.
Marie Antoinette Early childhood
Marie Antoinette lived a fairly good life as a child. Marie Antoinette relationship with her mother was awe-inspired fear but mixed with love. She was closer to her father though because he was cheerful, indulgent and good-natured. She was very close to her father until sadly when she was nine years old her father had died of a stroke. When her father died there became rivalry and jealously going on in the family to be the mothers favorite.Marie didn't care much for it and she became close to her sister Maria Carolina who was only three years older then her but was the closet to her age. They became so close it was like if they were twins they would do everything together. Marie and her other siblings would perform for the Austrian court. They would sing and dance for the court and in long winters they would go sledging. Her education was very poor especially since her family was always busy they didnt care or help much with her getting educated.Even though she was a gorgeous beautiful girl she had two flaws and it was her teeth and hair. She wore braces most of her young life but she couldn't do much about her hair. She later on got married and became queen of France.
Marie Antoinette in the French Revolution
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Since the main reason Marie Antoinette first came to France was to have a prearranged marriage with King Louis, rumors traveled. She was very young and only married him to unite the countries. Marie Antoinette married the future French king Louis XVI when she was just 15 years old. The young couple soon became targets of a great amount of vicious gossip. After the outbreak of the French Revolution, the family was forced to live under the supervision of revolutionary authorities (house arrest). Marie Antoinette was arrested and tried for crimes against the French republic.
The Death of Marie Antoinette
After a two day trial a decision was made. Marie Antoinette was sentenced to death after being charged with sexual abuse with her own son along with all the injustices she did with King Louis. She was to be beheaded by the use of the guillotine. The day before her execution she wrote a letter to her sister saying she was calm and that her mind was clear. On October 16, 1793 she was executed, she was killed ten months after her husband (King Louis).
1.When the royal family attempted to escape France, they were recognized because the king’s face was on all of the coins, so they didn’t get very far. 2.The radical militants of the peasant classes were called « Les Sans Culottes » – ‘Culottes’ are generally meant to mean ‘knickers’ or underwear, but at the time it was a way of distinguishing the peasants who wore long trousers ‘Pantallons » and the nobility, who wore silk knee breeches. 3.One of the earliest acts of defiance in the Revolution took place on a tennis court. 4.The first public zoo was created in Paris during the French Revolution 5.When the price of flour skyrocketed because of Louis XVI’s financial mismanagement, a loaf cost as much as a peasant would earn in a month
~Marie Antoinette was HATED by the French people ~ They nicknamed her "Madame Deficit"
How Marie Antoinette affected the French Revolution
Marie Antoinette spent and wasted large amounts of money This was one of the main reasons that the commons ran out of money for supplies as simple as bread
Likes and dislikes on Marie Antoinette
The one thing we like the most about Marie is how she was an over achiever. Out of 15 kids she was the one to become queen of France. Also she ruled a country as a teen. The one thing we disliked about her was she was a little bit immature. She did not know how to use money wisely and was not responsible. She was also a very selfish person.