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Famous People: Marie Antoinette Discuss this eTheme.

These websites are about Marie Antoinette, the Bourbon Queen who was beheaded during the French Revolution. There are biographies, portaits, and timelines, and historical information on important people and events in the turbulent times in which she lived. Included is an eThemes resource on the French Revolution.

Grades

  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

Links

This is a biography of Marie Antoinette from the official palace of Versailles website. Follow the links to see where the queen spent her time at court.
Read about the life of Marie Antoinette from her early years as an Austrian princess to her death by execution. You can take a virtual tour of Versaille, learn about the central characters in the Queen's life and death, the French Revolution and its aftermath, and take a quiz.
This site explains the French Revolution and includes comments from experts. There is also information about Napoleon.
Listen to an audio discussion of the beheaded Queen's legacy and the myths that surround her.
Marie Antoinette was a Hapsburg archduchess. Read about the history of this family that ruled Austria-Hungary for eight-hundred years. NOTE: This site has a pop-up ad.
Here is an article about Marie Antoinette's formidable mother, the Empress Maria Theresia of Austria. NOTE: This site has a pop-up ad.
Here is a biography of Marie Antoinette's husband, the ill-fated King Louis XVI of France. NOTE: This site has a pop-up ad.
This is an article about the scandal that damaged the queen's reputation beyond repair. NOTE: This site has a pop-up ad.
This is an encyclopedia article about the war that framed the historical context for Maria Antonia's marriage to Louis XVI. NOTE: This site has a pop-up ad.
This site has a biography, historical information, and many images of Marie Antoinette. You can downloade-books written during the queen's lifetime. NOTE: This site contains a discussion forum, which is mostly in Italian; there are external links to other sites with forums and guestbooks.
In this article, a British historian aruges that Marie Antoinette'sbad reputation was mostly the result of blackmail and slander.
This is the transcript of a speech given by Edmund Burke that laments the death of Marie Antoinette and the end of an era.
This is a hisotrical map of France from 1789, the year of the Revolution.
Learn more about the French Revolution and its causes and effects. These sites are geared toward high school students and include timelines, primary documents, and paintings. Read letters from Marie Antoinette and listen to songs from the time period. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on France.
This is a hisotrical map of France from 1789, the year of the Revolution.
Learn more about the French Revolution and its causes and effects. These sites are geared toward high school students and include timelines, primary documents, and paintings. Read letters from Marie Antoinette and listen to songs from the time period. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on France.
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