Topics similar to or like Cultural depictions of Marie Antoinette

Best remembered for her legendary extravagance and for her death: she was executed by guillotine during the Reign of Terror at the height of the French Revolution in 1793 for the crime of treason. Wikipedia

  • Reign of Terror

    Period of the French Revolution when, following the creation of the First French Republic, a series of massacres and numerous public executions took place in response to revolutionary fervour, anticlerical sentiment, and accusations of treason by the Committee of Public Safety. Disagreement among historians over when exactly "the Terror" began. Wikipedia

  • Madame du Barry

    The last Maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France and one of the victims of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. Born at Vaucouleurs, in the present-day Meuse department in Lorraine, France, as the illegitimate daughter of Anne Bécu, a seamstress. Wikipedia

  • Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville

    French prosecutor during the Revolution and Reign of Terror periods. The son of a seigneurial landowner. Wikipedia

  • Gaspard Jean-Baptiste Brunet

    Executed during the Reign of Terror. Despite this fate his son Jean Baptiste Brunet also became a French general. Wikipedia

  • Committee of General Security

    French parliamentary committee which acted as police agency during the French Revolution that, along with the Committee of Public Safety, oversaw the Reign of Terror. One of the agencies with authority to refer suspects to the Revolutionary Tribunal for trial and possible execution by guillotine. Wikipedia

  • Antoine Barnave

    French politician, and, together with Honoré Mirabeau, one of the most influential orators of the early part of the French Revolution. Most notable for correspondence with Marie Antoinette in an attempt to set up a constitutional monarchy and for being one of the founding members of the Feuillants. Wikipedia

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