¿Quién fue María Antonieta?
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Marie Antoinette was born into royalty in 1755 and married the future king of France at age 15. She enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of masquerade balls, sky-high wigs, and extravagant food. The poor people of France blamed her for their poverty. Her spending helped incite the French Revolution. In 1793 she literally lost her head because of it. Whether she was blameless or guilty is debatable, but Marie Antoinette remains woven into the fabric of history and popular culture.