Asked in History of France, Marie Antoinette
Why didn't the french people like Marie Antoinette?
Marie Antoinette was said to be a very selfish woman who didn't care about people. She liked spending money, and she was ignorant to the lives outside of her own. Plus, she was from Austria. ...
What nationality was Marie Antoinette?
Marie Antoinette was born Maria Antonia in Austria. Her mother was Empress Marie Theresa. However her father was French and as such she was the cousin of her husband Louis XVI. When she was first married the people did not like her and would call her the Austrachienne-or Austrian Bitch. ...
What happened to Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution?
Marie Antoinette fled France with her husband King Louis XVI after the mobs of the French revolution threatened Versailles. They were captured at the border due to the fact that they were impersonating peasants but were riding in a very elaborate carriage. They were both returned to France where they were both beheaded. It is said that King Louis cried like a baby while Marie Antoinette showed no emotion. The executioner reported that the King died like a man and that Marie Antoinette...
Why did the people of France not like Louis wife Marie Antoinette?
Marie Antionette had that misfortune of being Austrian, an enemy of France for centuries. She spent a lot of money on clothes, jewels and food while the French people were scraping by if they were lucky. ...
What were Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette like as king and queen of France?
I am pretty sure that they were fair and kind to their people.
Why was the 'Necklace Affair' important to Marie Antoinette?
Because it became her downfall. The whole affair did not include her at all, but she was impersonated by an actress (who was actually a prostitute who looked a lot like her) and the French had already heard such ridiculous rumours about their queen that this sham seemed believable. The French wanted to believe in the wickedness of Marie Antoinette, even though she was perfectly innocent. ...
Asked in History of Europe, Marie Antoinette
Why did people want to kill Marie Antoinette?
maria came from Austria, and she married a french prince. however, the peasants weren't happy with what the were getting, and blamed it on maria because she was doing a lot in the royal council for her husband. the french also did not like the Austrians at the time. ...
What did people think of Marie Antoinette?
the people did not like marie antoinette because when others were poor, she would spend alot of money on making herself look good, and buying herself any treats she wanted. she through many parties, and is said to have had many affairs with both women and men. ...
Asked in History of France, Marie Antoinette
What did Marie Antoinette mean when she supposedly said let them eat cake how did this make her appear?
ha ha, do not be fooled friend. "Let them eat cake" was just a rumour, in fact it is most likely that Marie Antoinette said nothing like that at all. "Let them eat cake" was supposedly Marie Antoinette's response when she heard about the bread shortages in France. When she said that she meant some like "if there's no bread, then let them eat cake!". This rumour was made because Marie Antoinette was oblivious to the struggles of the average French citizens...
Asked in Cakes
How was cake eaten during the renaissance and by who?
The phrase "let them eat cake" is said to have been from Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette was part of the royal family, but during the French Revolution, when her palace was raided and she was overthrown, it is believed that she said "let them eat cake," referring to the peasants of the country, who could not have before that eaten something as luxurious and fancy as cake. The peasants never received any cake, and it has not been...
Why did the french public hate Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette?
They spent money on unnecessary things like expensive clothes and food and put back dealing with France's problems until they got to the extreme. ...
Asked in The Romanovs, Marie Antoinette
Was Alexandra Romanov like Marie Antoinette?
Other than being two Tragic Queens- victims of revolution, not much in common. Both Marie Antoinette and Alexandra were originally of Germanic Nationality. The Czarina was originally surnamed Von Hess! Marie Antoinette was of Austrian extraction, not German- like Berlin, but a German-speaking country. She was one of the daughters of Maria Theresa- the chunky empress who is still honored on coins made well over 200 years after her death! ( the Maria Theresa Thaler- all of which are dated l780). Marie...
What made the lives of Marie Antoinette and Molly Pitcher so different?
Marie versus Molly: Molly Pitcher may have been folklore alone, she was probably a composite of several different people and she may have been Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley from New Jersey. Marie Antoinette was a genuine Austrian Princess who became the Queen of France. Marie Antoinette had been tutored by world class Academics in Science, History, Languages, Music and the Arts. Mary Ludwig was uneducated, a farm laborer who signed her name with an "X". Marie Antoinette was of Noble Birth, well accustomed to wealth and...