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Transcript of Marie Antoinette
By Holly Hoek
King Louis XVI
Married to King Louis XVI of France
at age 14
Became the queen of France
For a long time, she refused to have kids but, after seven years of marriage, she had her first child
She had a total of four children but two died early in childhood
She was executed by the guillotine
Died at age 37 on October 16, 1793
Today, we would not have used guillotine
She was accused of treason and theft
Why She Was Executed
After a two day trail, she was voted guilty
While she was in jail she became very ill
King Louis XVI was also accused of treason and executed by the guillotine months before she was executed
We probably wouldn't have executed her today
Her punishment was being executed by the guillotine
Her head and body are buried next to King Louis XVI (husband) and Louis the XVII (son)
She was born as Maria Antonia
Born in Austria on November 02, 1755
She was the last queen of France
In 1785, a thief posing as her stole a diamond necklace and smuggled it into London, which ruined her reputation
During this period of time, the common people were upset with the upper class because they didn't seem to care about poorer people and accused many of them of treason
Bragg, Georgia, and Kevin O'Malley. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. New York: Walker &, 2011. Print.
"Marie Antoinette Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 1996. Web. 29 Jan. 2014