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Marie Antoinette

( Many present at the court later noted that, despite the hostile behavior of judges and spectators, who was arrested showed restraint and calm, never trying to cause me to regret)

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October 16, 1793 Marie Antoinette, wife of French King Louis XVI, was beheaded in the central square of Paris on a verdict of the revolutionary tribunal, which is several days before the execution of her husband, Louis. In guilt queen was charged with treason and espionage for other countries.

The future queen was born on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, the son of Austrian Archduchess Maria Theresa and Emperor SW. Roman Empire, Francis I of France. In 1770, her married to the heir to the French throne of Louis. Despite the bright prospects, Louis was unable to cope with financial problems that faced France. At the same time the interests of loyalty to the Queen of Austria was regarded as very suspicious, it became the French to see the cause of many of his misfortunes.

. Marie Antoinette had a great influence on her husband, and for the years of their life together the royal court had become too detached and distant from ordinary people
. (known saying, however, during the crisis, the queen behaved much more confident and calmer than her hysterical husband. After July 14, 1789, when a mob stormed the Bastille Marie Antoinette failed to convince Louis to move in time to Merz, however, she persuaded the king not to accept the abolition of the feudal system and the reduction of royal privileges. Then, Marie Antoinette became the main target of the revolutionary agitators.

. In October 1789 the royal family was forced to leave Versailles and return to Paris, despite the objective danger to life, because for royalty taken hostage rebellious crowd
. Six months later, Marie Antoinette had established a secret relationship with the Comte de Mirabeau, a member of the National Assembly, who wanted to restore the authority of the monarchy. In April 1791 Mirabeau died, and the Queen asked for help to the royalists, who was in exile. On the night of 20 June 1791 the royal family left Paris en route to the border, but on June 25, King was recognized by the profile, minted in gold coin, and returned to Paris.

. Marie Antoinette has started a new secret correspondence with Antoine Bernavom, leader of the constitutionalists in the National Assembly
. He persuaded the king to sign the Constitution in 1791, but instead promised to persuade the emperor Bernal SW. Leopold II, brother of Marie Antoinette, start a "counterrevolutionary crusade against France. But Leopold did not agree. In April 1792 France declared war on Austria. Hatred of the French monarchs continued to rise and overthrow of the monarchy ended August 10, 1792.

All subsequent time, Marie Antoinette with her children held in various prisons in Paris. Her husband, Louis XVI, was executed in January 1793 to the sentence of the revolutionary tribunal. October 14 before the revolutionary tribunal appeared queen herself, and two days later a severe sentence was executed.


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