- hello everyone, I'm new to the sight, can anyone tell me what happened to Marie Antoinette's children and are there any direct living descendants today. thanks.....Lizzie
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> hello everyone, I'm new to the sight, can anyone tell me whathappened to Marie Antoinette's children and are there any direct
living descendants today. thanks.....Lizzie
>Hi Lizzie - Marie Antoinette has no direct descendants.
After many years of frustration she did succeed in having
four children (she may have also had several miscarriages).
Of her four children, three did not suivive childhood.
Sophie Betrix 1786-1787.
Only her first born surivived childhood and the French
Revolution - Marie-Therese Charlotte, also called
Madame Royale 1778-1851. She lived a long and by some
accounts bitter life, being the only one of her nuclear
family to survive the horrors of the French
Revolution, then to return from exile to live in France
for just 15 or so years before the monarchy was again
overthrown by Revolution in 1830.
Marie-Therese Charlotte who married her cousin, the son of
her uncle Louis XVI's brother Charles X became Duchesse
d'Angouleme, and then dauphiness when Charles became king
in 1825. For 10 minutes she was Queen of France as she
by her protests delayed her husband the Duc, in his signing the
papers of abdication which his father had just been compelled
to sign before the group fled into new exile from France in
the July Revolution of 1830.
Marie-Therese Charlotte, also called Madame Royale
never had a child.