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Hi,

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

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this is the ouse of Hampsburgs motto

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

i assume it passed on to MA

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

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i know right!

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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".

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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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