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The execution of Marie Antoinette (Public domain)

One Of The Most Quoted Phrases From History Is Made Up And Mistranslated

And wrongly attributed to boot

Grant Piper
Oct 16 · 5 min read

Bread Shortages, Cake and Poor Translation

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A 18th century painting depicting brioche. (Public domain)

Attached To Antoinette Long After Her Death

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Portrait of Marie Antoinette (Public domain)
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