A Day in Her Life in June

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June 4, 1789

Louis Joseph, age seven and a half, and heir to the throne, dies after an extended illness. Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI are devastated. The revolutionaries don’t give a damn.

 

June 8, 1795

The scandalous demise of the imprisoned Dauphin Louis Charles, age ten, son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, happens in the Temple prison.

 

June 19, 1787

Sophie Béatrice, the youngest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, dies at eleven months of age.

 

June 20, 1791

The royal family cleverly escapes from the heavily guarded Tuileries Palace.

 

June 20, 1810

Count Axel von Fersen is pulled from a funeral cortege in Stockholm, Sweden, and beaten to death by a mob.

 

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