Marie Antoinette was a French queen whose fate was shattered into pieces during the French Revolution. As the wife of King Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette’s fall from grace...
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Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, and her husband, King Louis XVI, had four children:
Marie Thérèse Charlotte (1778–1851)
Known as Madame Royale, Marie Thérèse was the eldest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. After enduring years of imprisonment during the French Revolution, she was released in 1795. Marie Thérèse married Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, and lived a long life, involved in various exiled royal courts.
Louis Joseph Xavier François (1781–1789)
He was the first Dauphin (heir apparent) but died young at the age of 7, likely due to tuberculosis, in 1789, just before the French Revolution erupted.
Louis Charles (1785–1795)
After the death of his elder brother, Louis Charles became the Dauphin. He was imprisoned during the French Revolution and was declared King Louis XVII of France by royalists, although he was never officially crowned. He died at the age of 10, while still imprisoned, under mysterious and debated circumstances.
Sophie Hélène Béatrix (1786–1787)
The youngest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, Sophie died just before her first birthday.