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(SOLVED!) Who Was The Last Queen Of France Before The Revolution?

In June 1770, some 50,000 people eagerly gathered along the streets of Paris to catch a glimpse of Marie during her first public appearance as a member of the French royal family 👍 Members of the crowd were so keen to see the teenager that at least 30 people were crushed to death during the frantic rush 🔥 Many contemporaries were charmed by Marie during this public occasion, and praised her beauty 🤓 Emily Brand, historian, explains that while there were some murmurings about Marie’s Austrian heritage it was clear her future appeared bright. “A frenzy at Versailles was the setting for her court that she would build over the next twenty years.” [1]
Marie-Antoinette, in full Marie-Antoinette-Josèphe-Jeanne d’Autriche-Lorraine (Austria-Lorraine), originally German Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna von Österreich-Lothringen, (born November 2, 1755, Vienna, Austria—died October 16, 1793, Paris, France), Austrian queen consort of King Louis XVI of France (1774–93). Her name is associated with the decline in the moral authority of the French monarchy in the closing years of the ancien régime, though her courtly extravagance was but a minor cause of the financial disorders of the French state in that period. Unrest arose from her rejection of reform. Her policy of resistance by the courts to progress in the French Revolution led ultimately to the downfall of the monarchy on August 17, 1792. We are grateful to Tahira Gee, Changsha (China) for sharing this information. [2]
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An extensive piece by britannica.com It is important to note that Louis was third child of Louis, the dauphin, and Maria Josepha of Saxony. At first known as the duc de Berry, he’s having become the heir to the throne on his father’s death in 1765. His education was entrusted to the duc de La Vauguyon (Antoine de Quélen de Caussade). It was his first lesson to not let others see his thoughts. This has caused sharp differences about his intelligence. Louis had a great memory and a solid knowledge of Latin, English and history. He’s also taking an interest and learnt astronomy and geography. He married Marie-Antoinette (the Austrian Archduchess), in 1770. She was the daughter of Maria Theresa, and Francis I the Holy Roman Emperor. Andrea Clark, Calgary, Canada (June 22, 2021). [3]
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She was not able to adjust well in a marriage. Her frequent correspondences home showed intense homesickness. She writes, “Madame my dear mother,” and says, “I haven’t received any of your dear letters without crying.” The rituals that she’s havingaving to follow as a French lady royal were also something she bristled at. “I had had to wear my rouge and wash myself in front the entire world”, she complained. She was referring to a routine in which she was forced to apply her make-up in front dozens of courtiers. [4]
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Esteban Rosado from royalcentral.co.uk, mentions that King Louis XV died on the 10th of May 1774. The Dauphin Louis-Auguste ascended to the throne of France as King Louis XVI. Marie Antoinette was made Queen consort of France, Navarre. Shortly after ascension, Marie Antoinette’s Her reputation was damaged when she was accused of overspending during a financial crisis in the country. She was also accused of renovating the Petit Trianon (a small French castle that her husband had given her) and adopting the English style of wearing indienne, which was banned in France in the 1960s to preserve the French silk and wool industries. Maher Knott is very kind to share their insights. [5]
Genna Keene at airmail.news You can tell how extravagant marie Antoinette used to be in her early years. But, keep in mind that she was just 19 at the time she’s becomingming a queen. She’s a teenage escapee from strict homeschooling. Instead of spending her money on clothing, the Petit Trianon (her Versailles estate) and most importantly, diamonds. The court jewelers are buying the jewelleryry on credit, without the King knowing. Her purchases stopped in 1776, though, 10 years before the infamous cause célèbre known as the Diamond Necklace Affair. While she denies any involvement in the theft, her fame allowed fraudsters to convince an heir to the queen that he should be. Buy her a necklace worth Without telling her husband, she received 1.6 million Francs from court jewelers. The’s group breaking up the necklace using a kitchen knife after Cardinal Rohan had given it to them. The ensuing scandal, and Rohan’s trial, lifted the lid off of the regime to reveal a can of worms—a proximate cause of the French Revolution. [6]

Refer to the Article

  1. https://www.historyextra.com/period/georgian/marie-antoinette-facts-life-death-cake-buried/
  2. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Marie-Antoinette-queen-of-France
  3. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Louis-XVI
  4. https://www.biography.com/royalty/marie-antoinette
  5. https://royalcentral.co.uk/features/marie-antoinette-last-queen-of-france-138693/
  6. https://airmail.news/issues/2019-10-12/the-last-queen-of-france
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