Who supposedly said "Let them eat cake?"

  • Marie Antoinette correct

    "Let them eat cake" is one of the most famous, or infamous, quotes in history. Around 1789, as the story goes, Marie-Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI of France, supposedly quipped, "Let them eat cake" when told that the French people had no bread to eat. That one reported remark made Marie-Antoinette the hated symbol of the French monarchy and its decadency. The callous remark fueled the French Revolution in which the queen (literally) lost her head years later. But according to many historians, Marie-Antoinette was falsely accused. Biographers of the French queen hold that such a display of insensitivity toward France's poor population was completely out of character for Marie-Antoinette. Source: History.com

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