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Marie Antoinette born as an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and last child of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa.In April 1770, upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, she became Dauphine of France. Marie Antoinette assumed the title of Queen of France and of Navarre when her husband, Louis XVI of France, ascended the throne upon the death of Louis XV in May 1774. Later on, she became known for opulence and lavish spending during lean times in France. She was executed in 1793 by guillotine.
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Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
Pardon me sir. I did not mean to do it to a man whose foot she stepped on before she was executed by the guillotine.
Not only have I never commissioned you to make a jewel... but, what is more, I have told you repeatedly that I would never add so much as another carat to my present collection of diamonds. I...
When everyone else is losing their heads, it is important to keep yours.
I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother.
I don't understand it, I don't even understand the people who understand it.
Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.
If I have not replied it is because Nature itself refuses to respond to such a charge laid against a mother.
But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?
I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility.
Where there is a lack of other connections, of meaningful moments, in our lives, music can often full the gap.
And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.
Mortality is a cause for humility, she said to me. None of us knows when he might be taken, as your blessed father was taken. Death, like birth, comes to us all, regardless of rank or station in life.
It is quite certain that in seeing the people who treat us so well despite their own misfortune, we are more obliged than ever to work hard for their happiness. The king seems to understand this...
I have come, Sire, to complain of one of your subjects who has been so audacious as to kick me in the belly.