On this day in history…

2 November 2009


Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna von Hapsburg-Lothringen, fifteenth child and youngest daughter of the Empress Maria Teresa was born in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna on the 2nd November 1755.

I think that pretty much everyone has worked out by now that I am totally obsessed with Marie Antoinette. I think that it has always been this way as I really can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in her and her life. One of my earliest memories is of wandering around my grandmother’s rose garden aged four in a long white nightdress with a straw hat on my head and a basket over my arm, gathering the heads of flowers and singing to myself as I ‘played Marie Antoinette’.

I was a weird child. I also liked to dress up as Anne Boleyn and recreate her final walk down from her cell to the scaffold. Who doesn’t?


Happy birthday Marie Antoinette.

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