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Marie Antoinette
(1755-1795) born on
Nov 02
Austrian ruler. She was the Queen Consort of Louis XVI of France remembered as being frivolous, imprudent, prodigal and an enemy of reform.
         
   
F
I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.

R
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
A
'Qu'ils mangent de la brioche.' Let them eat cake.
N
I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
K
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Reply to inquisitors, Oct 1789.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: Traditional but wrong attribution [The remark, perhaps apocryphal, was attributed to others much earlier.]
N: Remark at the revolutionary tribunal, 14 Oct 1793.
K: Remark on way to guillotine, 16 Oct 1793.
   


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