Oliver D's delightful factoids number 29

Marie Antoinette never suggested hungry French mothers who had no bread should eat cake. In 1766, Jean Jacques Rousseau was writing his "Confessions" when he quoted the famous saying of a great princess, which was incorrectly attributed to Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI. But Marie Antoinette couldn't have made the statement because in 1766, she was only 11 years old.

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Comment 1 Comment by Mr Jones on 10 Dec 13 at 1:24pm | Quote this comment
Oliver, not only have you included another great "factoid" but you have also name-dropped Jean Jacques Rousseau, a great Philosopher!
My factoid about Rousseau is that his ideas still influence the way that school children are allowed to dress in school in France today.

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