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.


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