A Day in Her Life in March

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March 6, 1749

Count Mirabeau is born. To this day he remains a controversial figure. Some historians see him as a political genius and savior, while others judge him to be a self-serving manipulator. In any case, he had no peer as a hypnotic orator – he could have cajoled a convent to purchase contraceptives.

 

March 27, 1785

Louis Charles, Marie Antoinette’s second son, the Duke of Normandy, is born on Easter Sunday. A lively, charismatic kid, probably dyslectic, who got the ultimate raw deal.

 

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