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October 16, 2010

16 October 1793



"The corpse of the ill fated queen was immediately buried in a grave filled with quick-lime, in the church-yard, called De La Madelaine where her unfortunate consort, Louis XVI, had been before deposited and consumed in the same manner"


On the execution of Marie Antoinette, 16 October 1793

9 comments

  1. A sad day for remembrance. What an ignoble end to an amazingly rich life.

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  2. 217 years my Queen you will always be remembered,

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  3. They only identified where her body was years latter. A man saw where her body was buried in a unmarked grave originally. When they dug in the same spot in 1815 they only found dust and a garter.

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  5. did not realize the date she was executed....so sad. but if she knew we were still talking about her after all these years.....

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  6. I just did several pen and ink drawings of Marie Antoinette's shoe which she wore on the day of her execution. What a coincidence that it was the anniversary of her death!

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  7. indeed a sad day!
    but let us look forward to the 2nd of november - the 255th birthday of our most beloved queen!

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  8. thousands of peasants starved dead
    so goodbye, horrible queen
    and off with your head



    she was a sweet woman but the worst queen. her treatment was horrible, but death, that was understandable.

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  9. I have visited the original burial site of MA, in Rue Pasquier, just north of the Opera Garnier. Quite a gloomy 'chapelle expiatoire' stands above it, built by Louis XVIII to remember his brother and sister-in-law, but the small park around it is quite lovely. A must if you are making a Marie Antoinette pilgrimage to Paris.

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