Chevalier D’Eon de Beaumont

This brave woman trained and worked as a French spy and diplomat using both male and female personas. When her life was endangered she used some documents she acquired from King Louis XV to secure her safety.

Here are a list of documents about her.

  • Essai historique
    Essai historique sur les différentes situations de la France par rapport aux finances, sous le règne de Louis XIV & la régence du duc d’Orléans. Title Translated into English by Google Translate: Historical essay on
  • Lettres, mémoires et négociations particulières du chevalier d’Eon
    After d’Eon de Beaumont was unceremoniously pushed out of his position, he published a collection of documents he had collected over the years, including some secret correspondences with the Kings of France. Published in French
  • The Musgrave controversy: being a collection of curious and interesting papers, on the subject of the late peace
    Timothée S Musgrave and Chevalier D ‘ Eon This is a series of papers including letters between Musgrave and d’Eon. The peace refers to the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Published 1770
  • Chevalier D’Eon or the Stock-Brokers Outwitted
    [Much of this I have not yet seen the primary documents to confirm, so I am using secondary sources for the description] By May of 1771 the London Evening Post had reported that more than
  • Le Chevalier d’Éon by Angelika Kauffmann
    This is a painting that many other paintings of d’Eon are based on. It was painted probably in or about 1775 when d’Eon was 48 years old. Possibly (probably) later. I have not yet found
  • Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier D’Eon
    This is a caricature showing d’Eon de Beaumont is half male and half female attire. This was a common joke at the time, and there are actually records of bets made as to which sex
  • False painting of d’Eon de Beaumont by Francis Haward
    This painting was originally published in 1788 and is taken from another print published in 1779. It could not have been painted on her 25th birthday as it says in the print. There is no
  • Extracts from Memoirs of the Life of Mademoiselle la Chevaliere d’Eon
    News clipping from Aurora General Advertiser, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11 June 1791.
  • Portrait of Chevalier d’Eon by Thomas Stewart
    Chevalier d’Eon by Thomas Stewart, after Jean-Laurent Mosnieroil on canvas, 179230 1/8 in. x 25 1/4 in. (765 mm x 640 mm) In the National Portrait Gallery, London. NPG 6937
  • A Living Example
    An article about d’Eon de Beaumont published after fencing exhibition in Birmingham, England. Published in The Caledonian Mercury of Edinburgh, Scotland on 10 August, 1795 on page 4.
  • The Chevalier d’Eon
    Newspaper article from The Morning Chronicle, London, England on 29 May 1810. Page 3. This chronicle of her life was published days after her death. It was not until her death that it was discovered
  • From a late London Papers Chevalier d’Eon
    This is a reprint of most of the article printed in The Morning Chronicle of London on May 29, 1810. There is some additional commentary on this article not included in The Morning Chronicle. Printed
  • The Strange Career of the Chevalier D’Eon de Beaumont
    Minister Plenipotentiary from France to Great Britain in 1763 · Volume 1 by John Buchan Telfer Published 1885 by Longmans, Green, and Company Retrieved from Google Books (public domain book)
  • D’Eon de Beaumont Aged 25
    False painting of D’Eon de Beaumont in female form at age 25. Probably painted after Angelica Kaufmann or Marie Elizabeth Simmons. This copied from The Strange Career of the Chevalier D’Eon de Beaumont Minister Plenipotentiary
  • Un aventurier au XVIII siècle: Le Chevalier d’Éon (1728-1810)
    by Octave Homberg and Fernand Jousselin 1904 After finding d’Eon de Beaumont’s papers languishing in a booksellers shop for almost 100 years the authors went through the documents to tell the story of d’Eon more
  • D’Eon de Beaumont, His Life and Times
    By Octave Homberg, Fernand Jousselin, Alfred Rieu · 1911 275 pages Review: The author states that he found some papers that d’Eon had collected during her life. After her death, these papers were taken by
  • Monsieur d’Eon Is a Woman
    a tale of political intrigue and sexual masqueradeby Kates, Gary Published 2001 “The Chevalier Charles-Geneviève-Louise-Auguste-André-Thimothée d’Eon, after a distinguished career as a soldier, diplomat, and secret agent for the Government of King Louis XV of
  • The Maiden of Tonnerre: The Vicissitudes of the Chevalier and the Chevalière d’Eon
    by Professor Charles d’Eon de Beaumont (Author), Professor Roland A. Champagne (Translator), Professor Nina Claire Ekstein (Translator), Professor Gary Kates (Translator) This is a translation from French to English of some limited writings of Chevalière
  • Papers of Charles Chevalier d’ Eon de Beaumont at University of Leeds
    Leeds Library in England has a large collection of documents by and about d’Eon de Beaumont. At this point it is not digitized, but a catalog of the documents can be viewed.