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What is Marie Antoinette Syndrome?

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What is Marie Antoinette Syndrome?

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Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France at the time of the French revolution. She was known for having a personality that enjoyed the frivolous, and was married to King Louis XVI, who was more withdrawn. She became unpopular when the French people realized she was against reforms that worked in their favor, and was executed in October of 1793.

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Marie Antoinette syndrome is a condition in which the hair suddenly turns white. It is named after Marie Antoinette because her hair reputedly turned...

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Marie Antoinette: History, Life & Fate

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