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MMDE: Marie Antoinette said 'Let them eat cake'

Current: Marie Antoinette never said 'Let them eat cake' 

At some point in 1789, when being told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie Antoinette (bride of France's King Louis XVI) is reported to have said, 'Qu'ils mangent de la brioche', which translates as 'Let them eat cake.' Did this really happen, or is it a false memory attributed to The Mandela Effect?

It was supposed to have been said during a famine which took place during the reign of her husband, Louis XVI. The staple diet of the people at the time was bread, and she is reported to have said it when hearing of a national shortage. 

Of course this quote carried a huge symbolic meaning during the coming revolution, which makes it suspicious before any arguments against it ever being said are made at all.