Marie Antoinette biography

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Marie-Antoinette Marie-Antoinette, (Marie-Antoinett-Josèphe-Jeanne d'Autriche-Lorraine) (1755-1793) Queen of France, the forth daughter of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. In 1770, when she was only 14, she was married to the Dauphin (Crown Prince) of France, afterwards Louis XVI. Louis then was 15; he was fat, shy, and openly preferred hunting and his locksmith shop to royal duties. Young and inexperienced, she aroused criticism by her rebellious behavior; she refused to follow the royal etiquette, refused to wear clothes not chosen by herself, disregarded conventions, and wasted big sums on her whims. On becoming queen, in 1774, she soon deepened the dislike of her subjects by her devotion to the interests of Austria, as well as by her opposition to all the measures for relieving the financial distress of France. She was called the "Austrian Whore" and "Madame Deficit." All miseries of France became identified with her extravagance,
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