A Day in Her Life in January
January 1, 1772
Maire Antoinette utters “There are a lot of people at Versailles today.” to Madame du Barry, ending a standoff between the two rivals – temporarily.
January 21, 1793
Louis XVI is executed on this day in a square that had previously displayed the statue of his grandfather, Louis XV.
January 30, 1774
Marie Antoinette and Axel von Fersen meet for the first time at a masked ball in Paris – an inextinguishable spark between them is lit.