Marie Antoinette was the crowned Queen of France. She was born in Austria on November 2, 1775. Her arranged marriage to Louis XIV was for the Franco-Austrian alliance, which some people didn’t seem to agree with. When she was 16, she moved from Austria to France and Married Louis XIV. She was 20 when she took the throne as queen.
France and America showed interest in each others revolutions. North Americans were interested in the French Revolution because they believed the events of 1789. These events drew heavily on their own experience with Britain. Also, more influence took place when Thomas Jefferson, who lived in France at the time, passed along specific ideas to the legislators through the Marquis de Lafayette.
During the Reign of Terror, at the height of the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette's husband was deposed and the royal family was imprisoned. Marie Antoinette was tried, convicted of treason and executed by guillotine in 1793, nine months after her husband.
The events leading to her eventual betrothal to the Dauphin of France began in 1765, when Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, died of a stroke in August of that year, leaving Maria Theresa to co-rule with her elder son and heir, the Emperor Joseph II. By that time, marriage arrangements for several of Antoine's sisters had begun, with the Archduchess Maria Josepha betrothed to King Ferdinand of Naples, and Don Ferdinand of Parma tentatively set to marry one of the remaining eligible archduchesses. The purpose of these marriages was to cement the various complex alliances that Maria Theresa had entered into in the 1750s due to the Seven Years' War, which included Parma, Naples, Russia, and more importantly Austria's traditional enemy, France. Without the Seven Years' War to "unite" the two countries briefly, the marriage of Antoine and the young Dauphin Louis-Auguste might not have occurred.
"I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you...