• François-Timoléon de Choisy

    One of my favourite people of Louis le Grand’s court is the Abbé de Choisy. A 17th century transvestite who lived a rather adventurous life.   Born in 1644 in Paris, he came from a not too wealthy family, which managed to enter the ranks of noblesse. Francois was the last born son of Jean III de Choisy, seigneur de…

  • The Transvestite Memoirs of the Abbe de Choisy

    François Timoléon, Abbé de Choisy, was not only a man of the church, but also France’s most famous cross-dresser of the 17th century. As kid, he played dressing up with Louis XIV’s brother. As adult, his love for opulent dresses carried on and he even lived as a woman for a while.   The Transvestite Memoirs is an account on how…

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