Who is Fersen in Marie Antoinette?

Count Axel von Fersen
Count Axel von Fersen, scion of one of Sweden’s most illustrious noble families, met Marie Antoinette for the first time at a masked ball in the Royal Opera House at Versailles in 1774 .

Did Marie Antoinette Count Fersen?

In 1784, the Swedish government recalled von Fersen to Sweden. Most historians agree that Count von Fersen’s loyalty rested with Queen Marie Antoinette and French monarchy, even while he served his own King Gustav III. In 1790, King Gustav III sent Axel von Fersen to Versailles as a member of Sweden’s diplomatic corps.

Who is Marie Antoinette’s lover?

count Axel von Fersen
During the throes of the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette expressed her love for Swedish count Axel von Fersen through words that are finally readable 230 years later.

What happened to Fersen?

Axel von Fersen died that day in Stockholm as Sweden’s highest-ranking official next to the king; his death sent shockwaves throughout the country. The cause of death was determined to be “crushing of the ribcage” when the Swedish-Finn Otto Johan Tandefelt jumped with both feet on Fersen’s chest.

What happened to Count Axel de Fersen?

Count von Fersen survived the French Revolution, but in 1810 he died a violent death at the hands of a Swedish mob after rumors linked him to the death of the Swedish Crown Prince.

Who did Marie Antoinette cheat on her husband with?

Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty In a recent study employing a technique called X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, scientists discovered formerly redacted phrases on eight letters between Marie Antoinette and the Swedish count Axel Fersen, who was rumored to have been her lover.

Where is Marie Antoinette’s jewelry?

Over the last several decades the organization has bought jewels that belonged to key members of the French nobility and gifted them to the museum. PIN IT A view of the Louvre’s Galerie d’Apollo where the jewels which once belonged to French nobility are on display.