Marie Antoinette

How they croaked: I did not do it on purpose

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BRIEF BIO

Marie Antoinette was the princess of Austria to the tenth power.


Married Louis XVI to become Frances new queen.


  • Born on November 2, 1755

Vienna, Austria


  • Died on October 16, 1793

Paris, France


She was only 37 years old when she was killed.

HISTORY

Marie Antoinette was Maria Antonia of Austria till she married Louis XVI. She went to Austrian to French in one carriage. She lost all of her Austrian things like her pug, her clothes and her name. Seven years and three months later they had four children but two children died in childhood. The people didn't want to have kings anymore. They wanted to be free and equal. They were killing all the kings, queens and the wealthy to get there rights and be free. Her husband was killed by a guillotine in 1793.

CANCER

Marie Antoinette was showing signs of cancer of the womb. Her joints were swollen and achy. She also fainted a lot and had convulsions. The treatment they thought would help was bringing her flowers and putting ribbon in her hair everyday and giving her mineral water instead of filthy water.

TREATMENT USED TODAY

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy

VOCABULARY

Guillotine- was the new humane decapitating machine at the time. The designer was Dr. Guillotine


Jeering- People that dislike


Garters- use to keep hosiery up


Poufs- Three-foot-tall- headdresses


Convulsions- Shaking

INTERESTING FACTS

By 1815, Kings were back in power and her body was dug up. She was reburied with her husband in Basilica of Saint Denis. Her last words were "I didn't do it on purpose."