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Transcript of Marie Antionette
Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755 into the royal Austrian family with the name of Marie Antonia Josepha Joanna. Marie was one of 15 children.
Marie was never going to be married off so her mother worked to prep her other siblings to be married while Marie didn't get the proper education and could barely even speak properly.
Marie Theresa (Marie's mother) ruled Austria but had a long time quarrel with France so to end it she decided to marry Marie Antoinette off into an alliance with the French government.
A specific style was modeled for Marie not only to appeal to the french people but also make her a fashion icon around Europe. This style had pale colors to enhance Marie's completion but also hair gently pulled back to lengthen her face and elongate her neck to make her seem more elegant.
Marie was trained to be a wife, a Queen, and a French women then sent away from her family in Austria to become part of France and begin the alliance with their two countries.
On May 16, 1770 in the royal capital of Versailles Marie Antoinette of Austria and Louis Auguste of France were married in front of more then five thousand nobles.
Everyday life was a very public life for Marie the people of France and the nobility were aloud to come and watch the everyday life of the King and Queen. Nothing was hidden from the public's eye.
Marie and Louis were expected to produce an heir for France and rumors began to spread that Marie could not have children. If the rumors were true she would be sent back to Austria in shame. It took seven years for the king and queen to consummate the marriage.
Louis and Marie had four children, two boys and two girls. Sadly the first male heir born into the family, Louis Joseph Xavier, died at the age of 7. Also the second Princess, Sophie Helene Beatrice, died before the age of one. Both deaths hurt Marie.
Marie Antoinette was killed in 1793 at the age of 38 by the people of France in the French revolution. She was exicuted in the regular fasion of guillotine like many others within the violent revolution.