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FLW: Marie Antoinette’s polite apology to her executioner

Famous Last Words Marie Antoinette October 16, 1793 Paris, France "Pardon me, monsieur. It was not on purpose." Marie Antoinette, a member of the French aristocracy who spent money on luxuries while her people starved, was a victim of the French Revolution, sentenced to death by guillotine for the charges of depletion of the national… Continue reading FLW: Marie Antoinette’s polite apology to her executioner

Italy

Composer murders wife, her lover, his infant son, and nanny in jealousy (1590)

October 16, 1590 Naples, Italy Composer Carlos Gesualdo kills his wife, her lover, his infant son, and a nanny in jealous revenge After fathering several children, Gesualdo apparently lost interest in sex but his wife did not. She took a paramour and Gesualdo, wanting to catch the two in the act, pretended to leave to… Continue reading Composer murders wife, her lover, his infant son, and nanny in jealousy (1590)