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Marie Antoinette was one of the last acts of Choiseul's policy (see CHOISEUL); but the Dauphiness from the first shared the unpopularity attaching to the Franco-Austrian alliance.
Marie Antoinette's disdain of Madame du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV, was perhaps, from a political standpoint, a mistake, but it is an honourable evidence of the high
Marie Antoinette secretly negotiated with foreign powers for the king's safety; but when, on 27 August, 1791, Leopold of Austria and Frederick William of Prussia bound themselves, by the Declaration of Pillnitz, never to allow the new
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  Marie Antoinette - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MARIE ANTOINETTE (1755-1793), queen of France, ninth child of Maria Theresa and the emperor Francis I., was born at Vienna, on the 2nd of November 1755.
Marie Antoinette soon won the affection and confidence of the dauphin and endeared herself to the king, but her position was precarious, and both Mercy and Maria Theresa had continually to urge her to conquer her violent dislike for the favourite and try to conciliate her.
Marie Antoinette's actions were now directed entirely by Fersen, for she suspected Mercy and the emperor of sacrificing her to the interests of Austria (Fersen, i.
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  Marie Antoinette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marie Antoinette was conveyed to the royal palace at Versailles, where she met her future father-in-law Louis XV and the other members of the royal family.
Marie Antoinette felt it was beneath her dignity as a Habsburg princess to talk to a lady with such a past.
Marie Antoinette's defenders did not think she deserved so much criticism for building the Hameau (as it was known.) Baroness d'Oberkirch complained, "Other people spent more on their gardens!" Even so, the queen was already unpopular and she could not possibly understand how much the Hameau would further damage her reputation.
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 Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, ninth child of Maria Theresa and the Emperor Francis I, was born at Vienna, on the 2nd of November 1755.
Marie Antoinette soon won the affection and confidence of the dauphin and endeared herself to the king, but her position was precarious, and both Mercy and Maria Theresa had continually to urge her to conquer her violent dislike for the favorite and try to conciliate her.
Marie Antoinette's actions were now directed entirely by Fersen, for she suspected Mercy and the emperor of sacrificing her to the interests of Austria.
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Marie Antoinette was the sixteenth and youngest child of Maria Theresa; she was born at Vienna, brought up under a simple and austere regime and educated with a view to the French marriage arranged by Maria Theresa, a certain Abbé Vermond being appointed as her tutor in 1769.
The death of Maria Theresa (Nov. 29, 1780) deprived her of a wise and devoted friend, and by removing all restraint on the rashness of Joseph II was bound to increase the dislike of the Austrian alliance and cause embarrassment to Marie Antoinette.
The year 1789 was one of disaster for Marie Antoinette; on March 10, her brother Joseph II died, and on the June 4, her eldest son.
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 Marie Antoinette Online
Marie Antoinette was the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy, and was stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that began in 1789.
The life of Marie Antoinette was the stuff of dreams when she was married at age 15 to the crown prince of France, the dauphin.
After her final ordeal, the body of Marie Antoinette was harshly pushed on to the guillotine plank, her head placed in the vice and at noon the blade fell to loud cheers all round.
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 Antoinette Journey Marie ...
Marie Antoinette was of little use in the first endeavor; she lacked political power.
The horrific fate of Marie Antoinette, physically abused by the canaille, viciously libeled by the blood-soaked false prophets of liberty who condemned her, reminds the reader of just how thin the veneer of civilization is -- and how often revolutionaries are worse than those they condemn.
We stand beside Marie Antoinette and witness the drama of her life as she becomes a scapegoat of the Ancien Regime when her faults were minor in comparison to the punishments inflicted on her.
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 Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette was born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of powerful Maria Theresa.
On October 14, 1793, she stood before the tribunal, the medieval court that would judge her, and even though she knew what the verdict would be, that she too would die by the blade of the guillotine, she was able to stand her ground and demonstrate her tremendous inner strength and seriousness.
Marie Antoinette didn't really do anything material that would make her one of the 100 most important women of history, although she did greatly influence the art of the era.
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 Marie Antoinette | Queen of France
Fraser's portrait of Marie Antoinette is the sympathetic story of a goodhearted girl poorly prepared for the intrigues into which she was thrust at age 14.
Portraits of Marie Antoinette—From 1780 to 1800 Vigee Le Brun painted approximately 30 portraits of Marie Antoinette.
A Speech by Edmund Burke (1729-1797) on the death of Marie Antoinette.
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 Royalty.nu - French History - Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and the French Revolution
Marie Antoinette tells the story of her life, from her privileged childhood as Austrian archduchess to her years as mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment during the French Revolution.
Marie Antoinette's dog tells the story of the princess's life, from her childhood in Austria to her marriage and the birth of her children.
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769 by Kathryn Lasky.
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 Reviews: Marie Antoinette - Christianity Today Movies
At 14, Marie was married to the 15-year-old boy who would later become King Louis XVI of France in order to stabilize and secure relations between her native Austria and the Gauls.
Marie is seen naked from behind at a distance and often seen in a sheer dress.
Marie Antoinette: Greg Wright (Past the Popcorn) says, "[Coppola] illustrates that Marie Antoinette's lifestyle was as natural to her—and no more excessive—than a sheep's luxuriant meal of wildflowers, or a bumblebee's wallow in a blossom's pollen.
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Marie snuggles up to Louis-Auguste in their bed (both are clothed), but he says he's exhausted and nothing happens.
Marie is informed of the problem of not consummating the marriage and that she should do everything in her power to inspire Louis-Auguste.
Marie claps at the end of an opera to show her pleasured approval, shocking everyone since that's unheard of (but they all eventually join in).
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 Amazon.fr : Marie Antoinette: Livres: Antonia Fraser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Marie Antoinette, Antonia Fraser's first book in five years, heralds the welcome return of her wonderfully lucid, engaging style as she disentangles myth from fact regarding the life of the still controversial, and misunderstood, wife of Louis XVI of France.
The daughter of Empress Maria Teresa of Austria, the 14-year-old Marie Antoinette, or l'Autrichienne, was sent to France to marry the Dauphin in 1770 in an act of political union between the two countries.
Marie Antoinette remains one of the genuinely romantic and ill-treated characters in history.
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 Marie Antoinette (2006 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marie Antoinette is a 2006 film written and directed by Sofia Coppola about the life of Marie Antoinette, the Austrian archduchess who married into the French royal family in 1770, but was imprisoned and beheaded when the monarchy was overthrown in the French Revolution twenty years later.
It is based upon the historical biography Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Lady Antonia Fraser, which is a best-selling British book first published in 2001.
It is the first full-length biopic of Queen Marie-Antoinette to be made in the English language since the 1938 Oscar-winner starring Hollywood superstars Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power.
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 Marie Antoinette. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unhappy in her marriage, which remained unconsummated for seven years, she surrounded herself with a dissolute clique, led by Yolande de Polignac and Marie Thérèse de Lamballe, and threw herself into a life of pleasure and careless extravagance.
Her notorious reputation led to scandals such as the Affair of the Diamond Necklace and to rumors concerning her relations with officers of the guard and with Hans Axel Fersen.
Marie Antoinette’s son was taken from her (see Louis XVII), and she was transferred to the Conciergerie.
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 Amazon.ca: Marie-Antoinette: Books: Antonia Fraser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Marie Antoinette (1755-93) emerges in Fraser's sympathetic portrait as a goodhearted girl woefully undereducated and poorly prepared for the dynastic political intrigues into which she was thrust at age 14, when her mother, Empress Maria Theresa, married her off to the future Louis XVI to further Austria's interests in France.
From the fabric materials and colours Marie Antoinette prefered, to various accounts reflecting her taste in elegant simplicity, entertainment, beauty and amusement, this book gives the reader a glimpse of what Marie Antoinette was like as a person, a wife, a mother, a friend, and a ruler.
Her perspective of Marie is similar, to the sympathetic and equally tragic biography of Mary Queen of Scots, another absorbing and thorough study.
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 'Marie Antoinette'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Marie Antoinette never said, "Let them eat cake." What she actually said was, "Let them eat Steak 'n Shake." It has been lost in mistranslation.
Marie's lonely alienation as a foreigner and the vindictive court gossip lead her to escape into a private world away from Versaillles and from her mother's nagging on the subject of her failure to produce an heir to the throne (and a secure Austrian alliance with France).
Marie's brother Joseph II (Danny Huston) has to be summoned from Austria to provide helpful hints for "inspiring" her husband in the royal sack.
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 Mixed Response To 'Antoinette' , Cheers And Jeers Greet Screening Of Sofia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette' At Cannes - CBS ...
"Marie Antoinette," which is scheduled for U.S. release on Oct. 13, casts the title character as a well-intentioned teen who was ill-prepared by her mother (Marianne Faithfull) to handle the pressures of court life.
Young Marie is seen as an object of gossip over the years it took her nervous husband to consummate the marriage and produce an heir.
"Marie Antoinette" was the latest entry in the 12-day festival's main competition, which has failed to live up to expectations of critics eager for a film to embrace amid a generally dreary lineup.
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 Marie Antoinette - Wikiquote
Marie Antoinette (2 November 1755 - 16 October 1793) Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and his wife Maria Theresa of Austria; wife of Louis XVI and mother of Louis XVII.
She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution, and is interred with her husband in the Chapelle Expiatoire in Paris; born Archduchess Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna of the Habsburg dynasty.
What this actually meant during the childhood of Marie Antoinette was that her birthday was generally celebrated on its eve, the Feast of All Saints, a day of white and gold.
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 Marie Antoinette History
Having once arrived in Versailles, the young and inexperienced Marie Antoinette (as she would be called from now on) easily got into difficulties in a Court full of gossip and intrigue.
The Empress Maria Theresa back in Vienna knew her daughter well, and she was apprehensive that Marie Antoinette should have to bear the burden of a crown so early in life.
Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of France, went quietly and bravely to her death.
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Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755.
Marie Antoinette was greatly disliked by the French due to the fact that she was indeed a non-native to the French area.
Marie being a member of the Hapsburg family of Austria, made plans for the royal family to escape to the Austrian Netherlands.
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 Lafayette and Marie Antoinette (Part 2)
At the start of the French Revolution, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were imprisoned with their children in their palace in Paris.
Marie Antoinette's feelings toward the marquis were equally bitter.
King Louis and Queen Marie Antoinette were long since dead, having been executed in 1793 on charges of treason because they had appealed to the Austrians for help.
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 Marie Antoinette - Film Reviews - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au
When introduced, 14-year-old Marie Antoinette has just farewelled her mother, the Austrian empress Maria Theresa (Marianne Faithfull), and is on her way to Versailles to become the wife of the Dauphin, Louis (Jason Schwartzman).
Marie Antoinette must swiftly adapt to being onstage all the time, watched and fussed over by a phalanx of ladies-in-waiting, all of whom work to strict demarcation rules.
Once that problem is solved, we have Marie Antoinette's Le Petit Trianon period, in which she takes a holiday from palace life to live in her so-called farmhouse in the Versailles gardens.
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