Ma·rie An·toi·nette (mə-rē ăn′twə-nĕt) 1755-1793.
Queen of France (1774-1793) as the wife of Louis XVI. She was tried and executed during the French Revolution.
(click for a larger image)Marie Antoinette
detail of an 1868 portrait of Marie Antoinette with her children by Eugène Battaille (1817-1882)
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