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|Full Name||Charles Genevieve Louis Auguste Andre Timothee d'Eon de Beaumont|
|Birth||October 5, 1728|
|Death||May 21, 1810|
|Died||London, England, UK|
|Cause||ill health after a fall / old age|
|Education||University of Paris|
|Father||Louis d'Eon de Beaumont|
|Mother||Francoise de Charanton|
d'Eon was pronounced Royal Censor for History and Literature by Guillaume Chretien de Malesherbes in 1758.
For many years, d'Eon was a member of the secret society of spies the Secret du Roi, a spy ring controlled and employed completely by the king, without the government's knowledge. As such, d'Eon served Louis XV of France, reporting and recieving missions from him directly.
d'Eon was sent on a secret mission to Russia around 1756, to meet with Elizabeth of Russia. At the time, the English and French were both vying for Russia's alliances, and to attempt preventing the French diplomatic access to Russia, the English had blocked the borders, only allowing women and children across. d'Eon, however, was more than capable of convincingly passing as a woman, and used this to get across the border and into Russia. d'Eon found favor with Elizabeth, and ended up serving a political career in Russia from 1756 - 1760.
d'Eon served as secretary to Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini from 1762 - 1763.
Pierre Beaumarchais served as d'Eon's lawyer, propositioning the French government to allow d'Eon to return to France amidst his exile in England.
d'Eon was an acquaintance of Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan, who wrote about him in her memoirs. She appeared to sympathize with d'Eon's struggles with gender identity, but nevertheless called him "very disagreeable company" due to his arrogance.
d'Eon was an acquaintance of Louis XVI of France. Louis accepted d'Eon's new female identity, and was quite supportive, even allowing the female d'Eon to continue wearing the insignia of the Order of St. Louis, and offering to fund all expenses of purchasing d'Eon a new, woman's wardrobe.
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