Marie Antoinette – What a Woman

October marks the anniversary of the death of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before the French Revolution who was born on 2nd November 1755 and died on 16th October 1793. Here are five famous quotes of Marie Antoinette, including one she never actually said but can you guess which one it is?

  1. “I am terrified of being bored”

  2. “Let them eat cake”

  3. “When everyone else is losing their heads, it is important to keep yours”

  4. “Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I should lose it I shall lose it when my sufferings are to end?”

  5. “There is nothing new, expect for what has been forgotten”

    The quote that Marie Antoinette was to have allegedly said but never did was; “Let them eat cake”. This was a quote that was said years before Marie Antoinette was queen. One queen who was said something similar was Marie Therse the Spanish Princess who married King Louis XIV in 1660. She supposedly suggested that the french people eat “la croute de pate or the crust” (the crust of a pate).

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