1792: Portrait of a Cross-Dresser

Chevalier d'Eon by Thomas Stewart, after  Jean Laurent Mosnier

Chevalier d’Eon by Thomas Stewart, after Jean Laurent Mosnier

“Before living publicly as a woman, Charle d’Éon de Beaumont was a famous French soldier and diplomat who had a key role in negotiating the Peace of Paris in 1763, ending the seven years war between France and Britain”


6 Responses

  1. Jenny

    From what I’ve come to understand things like this were more accepted in that time then they are now.
    It would be nice if we could have total acceptance of anyone’s personal choices.

  2. Eboni

    Exactly. Believe it or not, homosexuality and other things were actually for the most part accepted. Not just during the 16-1700s, but even before that. In Ancient Rome. homosexuality was not a big deal.

    One would think cross dressing wouldn’t have been either.

  3. Anonymous

    He wasn’t cross dressing. Men wearing dresses was totally normal until the late 20th’s century.


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