Monsieur d"Eon is a woman

a tale of political intrigue and sexual masquerade by Gary Kates

Publisher: John Hopkins University Press in Baltimore

Written in English
Cover of: Monsieur d
Published: Pages: 368 Downloads: 984
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  • France

Subjects:

  • Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée d", 1728-1810.,
  • Female impersonators -- France -- Biography.,
  • Diplomats -- France -- Biography.,
  • Gender identity -- France -- History -- 18th century.,
  • France -- Foreign relations -- 1715-1774.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-353) and index.

StatementGary Kates.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC135.E6 K37 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 368 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6795814M
ISBN 100801867312
LC Control Number00066417

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The Chevalier d’Éon (as she is more commonly known) was born to a poor but noble French family in the wine-bearing region of Burgundy, in the year Assigned male at birth, she excelled in her schooling and military training.

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“It is now certainly known that the person who has long been received in England under the name of the Chevalier D’Eon is a woman.” Chevalier d’Eon had been banned from France around for publishing a page book that discussed his dispute with the French government and defamed the British Ambassador, Count de Guerchy, and his family.