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Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:53 am ]
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I remember hearing about the day of the handover being rather stormy, too.

Author:  de-Mercy-Argenteau. [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:02 am ]
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Hmm

I just remembered a quote of Marie-Antoinette saying that she was apparently a small archduchess at birth... if that helps.

Author:  oceane [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:27 pm ]
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5'5 .. ohh i guess that would be tall for them .. but not for us... although at 5'7 im considered tall to my friends and thats only a 2 inch difference... but i was justy thinking that it was good that she was tall since Louis XVI was so tall as well . I think i read he was around 1.98 m ... thats like around 6'3. Must have been a giant for their time!

Author:  markizimara [ Mon May 14, 2007 8:50 pm ]
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mESURES BACK THEN WERE DIFFERENT THAN TODAY.. Her body was mesured after her death when the restoration of the burbons started.. She was 166,3 cm. :D I m historian.. trust me I know..

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Mon May 14, 2007 8:53 pm ]
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You're historian really? :D

Do you have writen books about Marie-Antoinette? :D

Author:  de-Mercy-Argenteau. [ Mon May 14, 2007 10:27 pm ]
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She was taller than Louis, right?

Oh, poor Louis and his bad composure. :' (

Author:  markizimara [ Mon May 14, 2007 11:38 pm ]
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I m not historian yet.. I m styding french history on univerity and i must tell u that MA is one of the most important persons in french nacional history..

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue May 15, 2007 4:18 am ]
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Of course, she was ! We are all sure about this ! :D

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Tue May 15, 2007 5:33 am ]
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No de-Mercy-Argenteau, Louis XVI was taller than his wife :wink:

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue May 15, 2007 8:25 am ]
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Of course, Chou ! Louis XVI was almost a giant for his time. And Fersen was very tall too.

Author:  de-Mercy-Argenteau. [ Tue May 15, 2007 3:07 pm ]
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Really?

I was reading parts of this old 70s (I think?) dual biography of Antoinette and Louis and I thought the author said Antoinette was taller, but I guess I was wrong... Hmm. I guess they all would have been pretty big for their time, which is small to our standards today.

Oh my, how large would 'petit' people be??

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Tue May 15, 2007 5:17 pm ]
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Louis XVI was around 1m80 and 1m90 :wink: ...very tall for the time...

Author:  oceane [ Wed May 16, 2007 6:15 pm ]
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Really ?? :lol:
you heard Marie Antoinette was taller than her husband ????
i've never ever heard that before. Wasnt he 1.93 m or something ? i really don't think she was taller than him . lol that would have been akward

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Wed May 16, 2007 7:05 pm ]
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Of course, she was smaller than her husband ! However, some caricatures show her taller than him, in order to accentuate his purpoted impotence and her purpoted power. This propaganda worked by inversing roles.

Author:  markizimara [ Sun May 20, 2007 8:16 pm ]
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Louis was a big guy... Taller than her as it supposed to be..

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