Visual Timeline: Marie Antoinette

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1755 CE: Marie Antoinette, future queen of France, is born in Vienna, Austria.
1770 CE: Marie Antoinette, aged 14, is married to the 15-year-old dauphin, the future King Louis XVI of France.
1777 CE: Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, visits France to help fix the troubled marriage of his sister Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI of France.
1778 CE: Queen Marie Antoinette of France gives birth to her first child, daughter Marie-Thérèse, eight years after she married Louis XVI of France.
1780 CE: Death of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in Vienna, aged 63.
1783 CE: Queen Marie Antoinette of France begins an affair with Count Axel von Fersen, the origin of many rumors and gossip accusing her of sexual depravity.
1784 CE - 1786 CE: The affair of the diamond necklace permanently destroys the reputation of Queen Marie Antoinette of France.
1789 CE: The death of Louis-Joseph, the 7-year-old dauphin of France, is overshadowed by the dramatic events of the Estates-General.
1789 CE: The Women's March on Versailles increases demand for a French constitutional monarchy, relocates the royal family to the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
1791 CE: The Flight to Varennes, an attempted escape by the French royal family from Paris, is foiled; public disdain for the monarchy increases.
1791 CE: The Declaration of Pillnitz is issued by Austria and Prussia, threatening war against France should any harm befall the French royal family.
1792 CE: Revolutionary France declares war on Austria, sparking the War of the First Coalition.
1792 CE: The family of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette are imprisoned in the Tower of the Temple.
1792 CE: The National Convention abolishes the French Monarchy during the French Revolution.
1793 CE: King Louis XVI of France, now known as Citizen Louis Capet, is executed by guillotine.
1793 CE: Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried before the Revolutionary Tribunal. She is found guilty of high treason and is sentenced to death.
1793 CE: Marie Antoinette is executed by guillotine at the Place de la Révolution.
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