This Day In History
This Day In History
Saturday, October 19, 2019

«French Revolution»

October 16, 1793

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette's execution
Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. At 12:15 pm, two and a half weeks before her thirty-eighth birthday, she was executed at the Place de la Révolution (present-day Place de la Concorde). Her last words were "Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it", to Henri Sanson the executioner, whose foot she had accidentally stepped on after climbing the scaffold. Her body was thrown into an unmarked grave in the Madeleine cemetery, rue d'Anjou, (which was closed the following year).
Marie Antoinette, French Revolution, guillotine
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