Antoinette, Marie

Antoinette, Marie

(1755–1793) queen of France beheaded by revolutionists. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1697]

Antoinette, Marie

(1755–1793) queen of France to whom is attributed this statement on the solution to bread famine: “Let them eat cake.” [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1696]
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