The French Nobleman Who Was Officially Declared A Woman – And Wanted To Lead A Female Army In The French Revolution

“When the Chevalier d’Eon left France in 1762, it was as a diplomat, a spy in the French king’s service, a Dragoon captain, and a man. When he returned in July 1777, at the age of 49, it was as a celebrity, a writer, an intellectual, and a woman – according to a declaration by the government of France. What happened? And why?”