WHO WAS BEHIND THE KNIGHT OF EON?
The greatest mysteries of history unveiled
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS
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.