Marie Antoinette was the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was the wife of King Louis XVI and was one of the most iconic figures of the time. Marie Antoinette was born an Austrian princess and her marriage to the King of France was arranged for political reasons. She was viewed as a symbol of extravagance and excess, and her reputation suffered greatly during the French Revolution. Her refusal to recognize the growing unrest among the French people further exacerbated her situation and she was ultimately executed. Marie Antoinette's legacy lives on, however, as she is remembered as a monarch who was ultimately a victim of the tumultuous events that were unfolding around her.