Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, was born in Vienna, Austria. She and Louis-Auguste were married in 1770. The personalities of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette could not have been more different. He was introverted, shy and indecisive, a lover of solitary pleasures such as reading; she was vivacious, outgoing and bold,a social butterfly who loved gambling, partying
and extravagant fashions.She became a symbol of the excesses of the monarchy. After the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, the royal family was forced to live under the supervision of revolutionary authorities.
In 1793, the king was executed; then, Marie Antoinette was arrested and convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason and executed by guillotine on October 16, 1793.