Marie Antoinette

Before she became Queen of France in 1774, Marie Antoinette was royalty in which region?

  • A. Spain
  • B. Canada
  • C. Morocco
  • D. Austria

42% of players knew the correct answer: D., Austria

Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna as an Archduchess of Austria, and her parents were Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Marie Antoinette and her husband, King Louis XVI, were controversial in their ruling style of France, and eventually met their fates at the guillotine during the French Revolution.


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Question of the Day: Marie Antoinette
The story behind Marie Antoinette, the young Queen of France in the late 1700s alongside her husband King Louis XVI, is a fascinating one. In this Flashcast, Tamika and Murray explore Marie Antoinette's background, what she was like as a person, and how her rule came to an end.

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