Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont (5 October 1728 – 21 May 1810), usually known as the Chevalier d’Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, soldier and Freemason who lived the first half of his life as a man and the second half as a woman.
When Casanova heard about this man, he couldn’t believe he was a “he.” He thought the King of France, Louis XV would never have a transvestite work for him and was convinced D’eon had to be a woman. XD
“For the King alone knew and had always known that the chevalier was a woman, and all the long discussions which the false chevalier had with the office for foreign affairs was a comedy which the King allowed to go on, only because it amused him.”
My poor Casanova, your “lady radar” seems to be malfunctioning.
The fragments that are left to us in paintings and antiques, how we view it in film and popular culture and anything else that catches my eye.
Three cheers for unravelling!
There is no fun without it,
This important work
Drives away boredom.
While you rend
Ribbons and borders,
You can also gossip
And rend people.
-Mme du Deffand about a pastime of the late 18th century French upperclass
Clothing Physical 18th century clothing and jewelry