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Which French queen was imprisoned today?

August 13th

988px-Louise_Elisabeth_Vigée-Lebrun_-_Marie-Antoinette_dit_«_à_la_Rose_»_-_Google_Art_ProjectAugust 13, 1792 — During the French Revolution, the French government placed the royal family under house arrest in the Tuileries Palace in October 1789.

Several events linked to French Queen Marie Antoinette, including the June 1791 attempt to flee, and her role in the French Revolutionary War. These had a disastrous effects on French popular opinion.

  • A little over a year later, on August 10, 1792, the attack on the Tuileries forced the royal family to take refuge at the Assembly.
  • Today, on August 13, the family was imprisoned in the Temple.
  • On 21 September 1792, Louis XVI was deposed and the monarchy abolished.

After a two-day trial begun on October 14, 1793, Marie Antoinette was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of treason to the principles of the revolution, and executed by guillotine on Place de la Révolution on October 16, 1793.

Words of Wisdom

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?

— Queen Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (November 2, 1755 – October 16, 1793), born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Empress Maria Theresa.

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