Lamballe, Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, princesse de

Lamballe, Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, princesse de

(märē` tārĕz` lwēz də sävwä-kärēnyäN`, prăNsĕs` də läNbäl`), 1749–92, devoted friend and favorite of Queen Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette
, 1755–93, queen of France, wife of King Louis XVI and daughter of Austrian Archduchess Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. She was married in 1770 to the dauphin, who became king in 1774.
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 of France. Extremely unpopular, she was killed by a mob during the French Revolution in the September massacres (1792), and her head was displayed on a pike under the queen's windows.
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