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Author:  mysteryjo [ Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Motto

Hi,

Does anyone know what Marie Antoinette's motto was? I would be very greatful for the information, thanks so much

jo

Author:  versailles [ Wed May 28, 2008 11:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Motto

this is the ouse of Hampsburgs motto

"Let others wage wars, but you, happy Austria, shall marry"

i assume it passed on to MA

Author:  Anouk [ Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Motto

Yes it was also written in Zwig's book. Nice motto!

Author:  versailles [ Thu May 29, 2008 8:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Motto

i know right!

Author:  Rosalie [ Thu May 29, 2008 9:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Motto

The complete epigram was:

Bella gerant alii, tu, felix Austria, nube.
Nam quae Mars aliis, dat tibi diva Venus.

Translation:
Let others wage wars, you, happy Austria, marry.
What Mars brings to others, the goddess Venus brings to you. :wink:

The first line is often used as a motto, and it seems it originated around the 15th century.

There was also another motto of the Hapsburg, abbreviated in the acrostic A.E.I.O.U., which meant: "Austriae Est Imperare Orbi Universo", which means: "It is for Austria to dominate on all the world".

Author:  Marija Vera [ Fri May 30, 2008 12:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Motto

Rosalie wrote:
Translation:
Let others wage wars, you, happy Austria, marry.
What Mars brings to others, the goddess Venus brings to you.


Nice! :)

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