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Born on this day - Marie Antoinette

2nd November 1755

Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna, better known as Marie Antoinette, was the last queen of France who helped provoke the popular unrest that led to the French Revolution and to the overthrow of the monarchy in August 1792. She became a symbol of the excesses of the monarchy and is often credited with the famous quote "Let them eat cake," although there is no evidence she actually said it.

Marie Antoinette's Confidante at Pen and Sword Books Back to Anniversaries