What was Marie Antoinette Found Guilty Of At Her Trial?

Here is an excerpt from wikipedia. Sadly, it's the only source I've been able to find that points out specific crimes beside "treason". Are these the crimes she was found guilty of which led to her execution?

orchestrating orgies in Versailles, sending millions of livres of treasury money to Austria, plotting to kill the Duc d'Orléans, declaring her son to be the new King of France and orchestrating the massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792.

The most serious charge, however, was that she sexually abused her son.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    unjustly, and she brought up good statements otherwise. however, all the french wanted was an excuse to behead her and put an end to the threat of a monarchy returning

  • 3 years ago

    Marie Antoinette Trial

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    What was Marie Antoinette Found Guilty Of At Her Trial?

    Here is an excerpt from wikipedia. Sadly, it's the only source I've been able to find that points out specific crimes beside "treason". Are these the crimes she was found guilty of which led to her execution?

    orchestrating orgies in Versailles, sending millions of livres of...

    Source(s): marie antoinette guilty trial: https://tinyurl.im/qYMGd
  • k
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    charges brought against her included incest, unnatural sexual practices and treason to the State.

    {Someone else answered because he wanted to marry again, kinda hard to do, since he was dead too. I think they have Henry VIII wives mixed up poor Marie Antoinette. }

    Marie surrounded herself with a small circle of friends and created the image of an untrustworthy foreigner, not only among the common French people, but also among the other nobles and courtiers. Between 1774 and 1777, she became known for trivial, yet very expensive escapades which included sleigh racing, opera balls, hunting, gambling (at which she became quite addicted), huge fetes, parties, acting, etc. During this time, the number of theaters grew and there was a change in the musical and theatrical repertoires that welcomed foreigners. She favored composers like Gluck, Piccini, and Salieri while the old French preferred Couperin, who was considered by her to be out-dated at the time. She would also urge the dismissal of ministers who tried to curb her spending on her escapades. People saw her as not only corrupting the court, but also squandering the money of France for her fun.

    In fall of 1789, after several important events took place, a mob forced the royal family from Versailles to the Tuileries Palace in Paris where they were virtual prisoners for the next two years. During this time when much of the country was in a state of upheval, Marie was trying secretly to negotiate with foreign powers, including her brother, Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II, who was now the king of the Hapsburg Empire, for the safety of Louis. In June of 1791, she arranged for the family to flee from Paris to the eastern borders and hopefully into Austria. But they were caught and arrested at Varennes and sent back to Paris. Leopold and Frederick William of Prussia both signed the Declaration of Pillnitz which would never allow the new French Constitution to be established or recognized. Louis, though, was forced to accept the new constitution while Marie was secretly favoring the French Declaration of War against Austria in 1792. By doing this, she hoped that Prussia and Austria would then declare war on France, come in and easily defeat the unorganized revolutionaries and restore the monarchy. Unfortunately, by sending military secrets to Austria, she was committing treason. But by this time, it was too late for any foreign involvement.

    Source(s): various sites
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  • nadie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No. She was guilty of being an unpopular foreigner

    Did you really believe those charges ?

  • 1 decade ago

    She was guilty of treason and abusing her own son, the same things that the King was guilty of.

    I can give you a link to help you out:

    http://www.marie-antoinette.org/bioeng.php

  • 1 decade ago

    She was accused of high treason against her country.....The real reason she was beheaded and persecuted was the king wanted to remarry and get rid of her. His trademark !!!

  • Amy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    She was a BAAAAADDDDD lady.

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