Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793

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Marie Antoinette (b. Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, Nov. 2 1755, Vienna, Austria–d. Oct. 16, 1793, Paris, France) was the last queen of France. The daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, her parents and King Louis XV of France arranged a marrage between her and his grandson, Louis-Auguste, later Louis XVI. They were married May 16, 1770 at Versailles; Marie Antoinette became queen in 1774. Known for her oppulance and lavish spending, she was convicted of high treason during French Revolution and executed on Oct. 16, 1793
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Maria Antoinette : cabinet photographs. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1788] Aug. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn France. Convention nationale. Comité de salut public. Etat des diamants, pierres précieuses & autres objets faisant partie de la Richesse Nationale, qui nous ont été représentés & dont nous présentons la notice au Représentant du Peuple Cambon, comme pouvant être employés sans être dénaturés, dans la mission qui nous est confiée par l'arrêté du Comité de Salut Public du 6e Floréal l'an 2eme, 1794 May 7. Getty Research Library
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referencedIn Biography Collection MS 393., 1771-1995, 1920-1970 Sophia Smith Collection
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1788 Aug. 19]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1791] Feb. 3-13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003,. Walter Pforzheimer collection of Marie Antoinette, 1783-1791. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph copy of a letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1789 Aug. 15]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kaiserliche Franziscische Akademie der Freien Künste. Ihro Königl. Hoheit der Durchlauchtigsten Fürstin und Frauen Frauen Mariæ Antoniæ ... Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1791?] Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Memoires et aventures de Marie-Antoinette feme de Louis XVI roi des Francois : manuscript : Versailles, 1790. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Susan Dwight Bliss autograph collection, 1481-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1785] Oct. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph subscription and signature to letter : Choisy, to Frederick, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland?, 1774 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Amy Lowell autograph collection, 1523-1930. Houghton Library.
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1790] July 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1791] Apr. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1790 July 20]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Berry, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de, 1798-1870,. Traits d'histoire tirés de differents auteurs : manuscript, [17--?]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Angoulême, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, duchesse d', 1778-1851. Mémoire écrit par Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte de France : sur la captivité des princes et princesses ses parents, depuis le 10 aout 1792 jusqu'à la mort de son frère, arrivée le 9 juin 1795 : contemporary manuscript copy, incomplete, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. "Décret de la Convention Nationale du ler Août 1793 ... contenant différentes mesures desûreté publique" : printed document : Paris, Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvre, 1793. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette collection, 1776-1793. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1791] Sept. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1789 Oct. 23]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958,. John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944 (bulk 1800-1910). Library of Congress
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1782 Mar.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Collection of autograph letters (27) : [France], to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, 1780 Mar. 2-1792 Jan. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], 1791 Sept. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [Mme. Delage?], undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Henry Hoffman Collection on Napoleon I, Napoleon I, William Henry Hoffman Collection on, (bulk 1789-1821), 1585-1913 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1790 Sept.] 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Angoulême, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, duchesse d', 1778-1851. Marriage contract of Jacques Louis Law, Baron de Capernou and Louise Yvon, 1791 Jan. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1789] Aug. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1790 July 31]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Brown, Francis C. (Francis Cabell), 1936-. Francis C. Brown collection of French royal marriage contracts, 1607-1846. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1789 Oct.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1789 July]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adelaide de France, Mme., 1732-1800. Marriage contract of Hercule Philippe Estienne, comte de Baschi et du Cayla, and Elizabeth Suzanne de Jaucourt : Versailles, 1772 Sept. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1789 Aug. 15]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Photographs of notable 19th-century men and women, 1874-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn French Emigres collection, 1793-1957. St. Lawrence University, Owen D. Young Library
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph signature and word "payez" to order : Versailles, 1788 Dec. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1789 Sept.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph signature to household expense account : Versailles, 1785 Jan. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bache Papers-Castle Collection, 1766-1946. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Montague, A. R. Sketches and pictures of French and Italian people and places [manuscript], 1902-1905. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], 1791 Oct. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755-1824. Marriage contract of Pierre Joseph de Colonia and Marthe Louise Elizabeth Manoway (or Manoury), 1786 Oct. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. [Payment voucher] 1789 nov. 20 / Marie Antoinette [and] Beaugeard. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Drafts and proofs of Marie Antoinette: the journey, approximately 1998-2001 British Library
referencedIn Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette volume, 1770-1788. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Trevisani, Francesco Maria, 1764-1843. Antonietta d'Austria, regina di Francia, dalle prigioni del Tempio all'ombra del suo estinto consorte Liugi XVI, epistola. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
creatorOf Lamballe, Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, princesse de, 1749-1792. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified recipient, 1776 Nov. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf STEFAN ZWEIG COLLECTION. Vol. CLXXI. Marie Antoinette: letter, with seal, to Count Rosenberg; [1775]. French.ff. 2. 189 x 146mm.Louis XVI of France; Marie Antoinette: Count Rosenberg: Letter to Count — Rosenberg from Marie Antoinette: [1775]: Fr., 1775 British Library
referencedIn Lamothe-Langon, Etienne-Léon, baron de, 1786-1864. Etienne-Léon Lamothe-Langon Souvenirs sur Marie-Antoinette and related papers, [18--?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf D'Orceau, Frederic Louis. [Marriage contract] 1788 May 18 / Frederic Louis d'Orceau, Baron de Fontelle [and] Angelique Narcisse Bernadine Modeste Lafrette. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793,. Marriage contract between the Marquis de Laval and Mlle. de Noyer, signed by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, April 26, 1784. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph signature and word "payez" to order : Versailles, 1783 July 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph signature and word "payez" to order : Versailles, 1787 July 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Marriage contract : between François Louis Augustin, Marquis Desmoutiers de Merinville, and Hyacinthe Charlotte Julie Marie Jeanne de la Brisse Danilly : Versailles, 1785 January 30. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lobb, William, 1804-1885. Scrapbook, [1834-1880]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Lamothe-Langon, Etienne-Léon, baron de, 1786-1864. Etienne-Léon Lamothe-Langon Souvenirs sur Marie-Antoinette and related papers, [18--?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], 1791 Sept. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1780 Mar. 2]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette cash journal, 1788-1793, 1932. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Berry, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de, 1798-1870,. Traits d'histoire tirés de differens auteurs : manuscript, [17--?]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Marriage contract : between François Louis Augustin, Marquis Desmoutier de Merinville and Hyacinthe Charlotte Julie Marie Jeanne de la Brisse Danilly : Versailles, 1785 Jan 30. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Foushee, Annie Wall. BOOKS I HAVE READ reading diary, 1920 Jan-May. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1792?] Jan. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter : place not specified, to the comte de Mercy-Argenteau, [1780] Dec. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Biography collection, 1771-1995 (bulk 1920s-70s). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1788 Aug. 22]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn European historical documents : facsimiles, 1430-1821. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Expense account signed : Treasury of the Chamber, 1781 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [the comte de Mercy-Argenteau], [1791] July 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Davis Batchelder Collection of Manuscripts, 1537-1944, (bulk 1800-1910) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers of C. Anne E. Moberly and Eleanor F. Jourdain, 1782-1925 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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associatedWith Angoulême, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, duchesse d', 1778-1851. person
associatedWith Babeuf, Gracchus, 1760-1797. person
associatedWith Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958, person
associatedWith Bezassier, J. D. person
associatedWith Bliss, Susan Dwight, collector person
associatedWith Bliss, Susan Dwight, collector person
associatedWith Bliss, Susan Dwight, collector person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Brown, Francis C. (Francis Cabell), 1936- person
associatedWith Coffin-Greenly, Elizabeth Brown, Lady, d. 1839. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Delage, Mme, person
associatedWith D'Orceau, Frederic Louis. person
associatedWith Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980, person
associatedWith Foushee, Annie Wall. person
associatedWith France. Convention nationale. Comité de salut public. corporateBody
childOf Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1708-1765 person
associatedWith Frederick, person
associatedWith Hoffman, William Henry, 1867-1916 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Julian, Gertrude E. M. person
associatedWith Kaiserliche Franziscische Akademie der Freien Künste. corporateBody
associatedWith Lamballe, Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, princesse de, 1749-1792. person
associatedWith Lamothe-Langon, Etienne-Léon, baron de, 1786-1864. person
associatedWith Lobb, William, 1804-1885. person
sibling-in-law of Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755-1824. person
child-in-law of Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
childOf Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria, 1717-1780 person
associatedWith Mercy-Argenteau, Florimond-Claude, comte de, 1727-1794, person
associatedWith Meyer, Franz Simon, of Rastatt, person
associatedWith Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, person
associatedWith Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003, person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Wrightsman Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Wrightsman Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Trevisani, Francesco Maria, 1764-1843. person
associatedWith Wallace, Emma, fl. 1870. person
associatedWith Webster, Nesta. person
associatedWith Wrightsman, Charles, Mrs, person
associatedWith Wrightsman, Charles, Mrs., person
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Vienna 09 AT
Paris A8 FR
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Birth 1755-11-02

Death 1793-10-16

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