Marie-Antoinette - Marie-Antoinette, wife of the fated French monarch, Louis XVI, was known for her opposition to reforms in favor of the lower classes. In the mayhem caused by the French Revolution and the ensuing Reign of Terror, she was executed by guillotine ten months after her deposed husband, on October 16, 1793. Benedict Arnold - Benedict Arnold was a leading general for the American cause during the early stages of the Revolutionary War. After marrying a woman from a loyalist family, he switched allegiances, and fought on behalf of the British for the remainder of the war. Arnold spent the final twenty years of his life ailing and in disgrace in England. Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon Bonaparte was a prominent French general during the late eighteenth century who rose to power after a coup d'etat in 1799. In the ensuing decade, Napoleon launched an ambitious offensive with the goal of European, and
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