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Here is a growing list of the greatest myths of world history:
 
Here is a growing list of the greatest myths of world history:
  
#[[Marie Antoinette]]'s "Let them eat cake" was not an aristocratic insult but a rational response to a shortage of bread; "cake" had a meaning different from its common one today.
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#[[Marie Antoinette]]'s "Let them eat cake" was almost certainly never uttered.  The phrase was likely invented by anti-monarchist revolutionaries seeking to have Marie and Louis XVI executed.

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Here is a growing list of the greatest myths of world history:

  1. Marie Antoinette's "Let them eat cake" was almost certainly never uttered. The phrase was likely invented by anti-monarchist revolutionaries seeking to have Marie and Louis XVI executed.