WHO WAS BEHIND THE KNIGHT OF EON?

The greatest mysteries of history unveiled

An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS

Format: HD
Duration: 74 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except France

Synopsis

Portrait of an eccentric spy for kings Louis XV and Louis XVI, who, it is said, dressed as a woman to better carry out his missions. Are these facts real? What do historians say about it?

The son of a manager of the king's estates and a lawyer at the Paris Parliament, he was entrusted with several secret missions in Russia. Very quickly, his taste for cross-dressing became known. Surprising fact, he negotiated with Beaumarchais and Louis XVI to be able to keep his women's clothes forever.