What was Marie Antoinette's nickname?


What was Marie Antoinette's nickname?

Marie Antoinette's Image:

As the public grew more and more disgusted with their queen, Marie Antoinette tried in August of 1787 to display herself as a devoted mother by putting on public displays and commissioning Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun to paint a portrait of her and her children. However, this backfired, when the French citizens discovered how much the painting and displays cost the government.

Answer and Explanation:

Marie Antoinette was nicknamed "Madame Deficit." During the 1780s, the French government's financial situation grew bleaker and bleaker....

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Marie Antoinette: History, Life & Fate

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Chapter 11 / Lesson 12

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