marie antoinette of austria

Marie Thérèse Charlotte (19 December 1778 - 19 October 1851), the eldest daughter and only surviving child of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, passed away only three days after the 58th anniversary of her mother’s execution. 



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European queens' signs
  • Aries: Catherine de Medici
  • Taurus: Catherine the Great
  • Gemini: Queen Victoria
  • Cancer: Philippa of Hainault
  • Leo: Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
  • Virgo: Elizabeth I
  • Libra: Mary of Modena
  • Scorpio: Marie Antoinette
  • Sagittarius: Catherine of Aragon
  • Capricorn: Empress Elisabeth of Austria
  • Aquarius: Mary I
  • Pisces: Blanche of Castile

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.

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Marie Antoinette with her two eldest children, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte and the Dauphin Louis Joseph, in the Petit Trianon’s gardens, by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller

On May 16th, 1770, Marie Antoinette of Austria and Louis-Auguste of France were married in a lavish wedding ceremony at Versailles. The wedding of the teenage couple was celebrated in a contemporary French quatrain:

The rose of the Danube and the lily of the Seine,
Mixing their colors, embellish both parts:
Form a garland of these flowers, love forms a chain,
Happily joining the two nations’ hearts.

One of many family portraits done of Maria Theresa, Francis I, and their numerous children.

In this portrait we can see 11 children; four sons and seven daughters. They had a total of 13 out of their 16 children who survived infancy, but not all lived to adulthood.

Archduke Charles Joseph died of smallpox at the age of 15 in January of 1761, and Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela died of the same disease at the age of 12 in December of 1762.

This means the portrait was done after December of 1762, but before October of 1767, when another daughter, 16 year old Archduchess Maria Josepha, also died of smallpox.


Today in History: May 16th, 1770 - Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette of Austria are married

A fourteen year-old Marie Antoinette and fifteen year-old Louis were married to form a political alliance that was supposed to stabilize often hostile relations between Austria and France. Although the marriage was always said to be amiable, Louis was very shy (it is also rumoured he suffered from phimosis, something royal doctors already stated in late 1772) and the marriage was not consummated for seven years. However, in 1778, the first of their four children was born, also the only one to survive past childhood. The couple was executed during the French Revolution, 8 months apart, after 23 years of marriage. After the death of her husband on January 21st 1793, Marie Antoinette went into deep mourning, refusing to eat or exercise. She was executed on October 16th, 1793. Their bodies were thrown in an unmarked grave. In 1815 their bodies were exhumed, and the couple is now buried at the Basilica of Saint-Dennis, a northern suburb of Paris.