16 May

A 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.

Marie Antoinette born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna von Habsburg-Lothringen on the 2 November 1755, was an Archduchess of Austria, the fifteenth and second youngest child of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Empress Maria Theresa.

In April 1770, upon her marriage (at the age of 14 years and 5 months) to Louis-Auguste, heir to the throne of France, she became Dauphine of France. On 10 May 1774, when her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI, upon the death of his grandfather Louis XV, she became Queen of France and Navarre, a title she held until September 1791, when, as the French Revolution proceeded, she became Queen of the French, a title she held until 21 September 1792.