joséphe jeanne marie antoinette

Marie Antoinette

[muh-ree an-twuh-net, an-tuh-; French ma-ree ahn-twa-net]
noun
(Joséphe Jeanne Marie Antoinette) 1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI; executed in the French revolution (daughter of Maria Theresa; sister of Joseph II, Leopold II).
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Marie Antoinette (French mari ɑ̃twanɛt)
 
n
1755--93, queen of France (1774--93) by marriage to Louis XVI of France. Her opposition to reform during the Revolution contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; guillotined

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Marie Antoinette
queen consort of Louis VI (1755-1793); as a decorative style, from 1925.
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Marie Antoinette [(muh-ree an-twuh-net, an-tuh-net)]

A French queen, born in Austria, who was beheaded on the guillotine during the French Revolution. Her husband, King Louis XVI, was also beheaded.

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