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Marie Antoinette. By Michael Winters and Kodon Simmon. Biographical Information. Marie Antoinette was born an Austrian princess on November 2, 1755 as the 7 th daughter of Maria Teresa, after her birth many celebrated because they knew she would marry a European prince.

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Marie Antoinette

By

Michael Winters

and

Kodon Simmon


Biographical Information

  • Marie Antoinette was born an Austrian princess on November 2, 1755 as the 7th daughter of Maria Teresa, after her birth many celebrated because they knew she would marry a European prince.

  • As the youngest daughter of Maria Teresa rose on the schonbrunn palace, Marie Antoinette was often neglected due to her mother showing more favor to her older sisters.


Biographical Information Cont.

  • When Marie Antoinette turned 14 she married King Louis XVI

  • Marie Antoinette did not fulfill or complete her marriage for about 7 years.

  • Since Marie Antoinette was so young when she became queen her only real job was to produce children. Her political power was concentrated on her reproductive power.


Biographical Information Cont.

  • She bore 2 sons named Louis Joseph and Louis Charles

  • She was arrested by the revolutionaries in 1792

  • She was killed by the guillotined in Paris on October 16, 1793


People’s Views on Marie Antoinette

  • The queen was never popular to begin with in France, due to her not originating from France.

  • The people of the third estate hated Marie Antoinette because of her lavish lifestyle.

  • The country was also in deep debt and this made French citizens even angrier due to how she was living.


People’s Views on Marie Antoinette Cont.

  • Marie Antoinette was known as a emblem financial irresponsibility and a personification of a moral corruption.

  • Marie Antoinette due to poor ruling became the symbol of foreign influence of millions of French citizens.

  • Marie Antoinette also became the symbol of a failed and hated monarchy.


Lifestyle of the King and Queen v.s the Third Estate

  • Marie Antoinette lived a lavish lifestyle with many servants

  • Some Members of the third estate may not have proper shelter while the King and Queen are living in the huge Versailles estate.

  • The third estate made up about 98 percent of the population and the 1st and 2nd estate made up 2 percent but the 1st and 2nd estates can still overthrow the 3rd estate.


Lifestyle of the King and Queen vs. the Third Estate (cont.)

  • The first estate did not have to pay taxes or work. They also owned 10% of France’s land.

  • The third estate had to work and pay taxes.


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