December 5th, 2017

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August von Platen-Hallermünde (October 24, 1796 – December 5, 1835)

Professor Justus von Liebig established the reputation of the University of Giessen as the leading center for the study of chemistry in the mid-19th century. He laid the groundwork for modern agriculture by demonstrating the importance of nitrogen and carbon dioxide to the growth of plants. He also developed a manufacturing process for beef extract, founding the company that later trademarked the Oxo brand beef bouillon cube. As a teenager, Liebig created chemistry of a different sort with the poet August von Platen, who wrote in his diary (of Liebig): "So much love has nobody shown for me .... We found, understood, loved and will always love each other. He never has seemed to me nobler, tenderer and never handsomer—though he always is handsome. We have no shyness for kisses.... We do not hold ourselves at all back." Platen and Liebig continued a passionate correspondence throughout their lives. Edward Carpenter expressed his appreciation for Platen in his Ioälus, An Anthology of Friendship (1902). Among German writers who admired Platen is Thomas Mann, who praised him in a lecture in 1930; Platen's poem Tristan (1825) inspired Mann's novella Tristan ad Isolde (1903). In 1985, the homosexual, avant-garde writer Hubert Fichte published a noteworthy tribute to Platen, describing the poet as a "creative master like Walt Whitman, Arthur Rimbaud, and Genet."

Timeline & Places:

October 24, 1796: birth.

1835: lived at Via della Amalfitania, 5, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italia

December 5, 1835: death. Buried at Villa Landolina, Viale Teocrito, 66, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italia

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Italy: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Christina Rossetti (December 5, 1830 – December 29, 1894)

Her sexuality repressed by religion, Christina Rossetti (December 5, 1830 – December 29, 1894) wrote poetry that included highly-charged erotic female-to-female affection.

Timeline & Places:

December 5, 1830: born at 110 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 5HG, UK

1890s: lived at 30 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL, Regno Unito

December 29, 1894: died. Buried at Highgate Cemetery, Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ, Regno Unito

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Constance Spry (December 5, 1886 – January 3, 1960)

English painter Peter Gluck, portrayed by Romaine Brooks in Peter, A Young English Girl, in 1923 or 24, was born as Hannah Gluckstein to a wealthy and close-knit Jewish family. Gluck had a romantic relationship with the British floral designer Constance Spry (December 5, 1886 – January 3, 1960), whose work informed the artist's paintings. Constance Spry was a famous British educator, florist and author in the mid-20th century. 

Timeline & Places:

December 5, 1886: born.

1934 to 1960: worked at 64 S Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2QT, Regno Unito

1946: lived and worked at Winkfield Place, Winkfield Ln, Winkfield, Windsor SL4, Regno Unito

January 3, 1960: died

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Damia (December 5, 1889 – January 30, 1978)

Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was an Irish furniture designer and architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. Gray was bisexual. She mixed in the lesbian circles of the time, being associated with Romaine Brooks, Gabrielle Bloch, Loie Fuller, the singer Damia (December 5, 1889 – January 30, 1978) and Natalie Barney. Gray's intermittent relationship with Damia (or Marie-Louise Damien) ended in 1938, after which they never saw each other again, although both lived into their nineties in the same city. Damia died at La Celle-Saint-Cloud, a western suburb of Paris, and was interred in the Cimetière de Pantin (163 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 93500 Aubervilliers). Today, she is considered to be the third greatest singer of chansons réalistes, after Edith Piaf and Barbara.

Timeline & Places:

December 5, 1889: born

January 30, 1978: died. Buried at Cimetière de Pantin, 163 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 93500 Aubervilliers, Francia

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Lucy Tait (February 11, 1856 - December 5, 1938)

Mary Benson was the wife of Revd. Edward White Benson, who during their marriage became Archbishop of Canterbury, i.e. chief bishop of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican communion. Gladstone, the British Prime Minister, described her as the ‘cleverest woman in Europe’. They had six children. Their fifth child was the novelist, E. F. Benson, best remembered for the Mapp and Lucia novels (E. F. Benson never married but there is no evidence that he was homosexual, though thought so by many people). Another son was A. C. Benson, the author of the lyrics to Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory and master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Their sixth and youngest child, Robert Hugh Benson, became a presbyter in the Church of England before converting to Roman Catholic Christianity and writing many popular novels. Their daughter, Margaret Benson was an artist, author and amateur Egyptologist. None of the children married. After her husband's death in 1896 Mary set up household at Treemans, South of Horsted Keynes, Surrey, with Lucy Tait, daughter of the previous archbishop of Canterbury, Archibald Campbell Tait. Lucy had first moved in with the Bensons in 1889. They lived together until Mary’s death when Lucy moved to Ludwell, which had just been enlarged and restored by Mrs. C.B.O. Clarke, to live with her sister Edith, widow of Randall Davidson. Mary and Lucy are both buried at St Mary the Blessed Virgin Churchyard, Addington, England.

Timeline & Places:

February 11, 1856: born

1896: lived at Treemans, Treemans Rd, Haywards Heath RH17, Regno Unito, sharing with Minnie Benson

1918: lived at Ludwell, Waterbury Hill, Haywards Heath RH17, Regno Unito

December 5, 1938: died. Buried at St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Addington Village Rd, Croydon CR0 5AS, Regno Unito. Buried near Minnie Benson (1841 – June 15, 1918).

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Ralph Edward Hall (December 5, 1913 – 1987)

Montague Glover is notable for his depictions of his partnership with his lover, Ralph Edward Hall (December 5, 1913 – 1987), a rare documented example of a gay long-term relationship prior to the legalization of homosexuality in Britain in the 1960s. Ralph Edward Hall was born 5 December 1913 in Bermondsey in the East End of London. The two met around 1930 and Glover employed him as his manservant, perhaps to provide a social alibi for two men living together. The relationship lasted for more than 50 years, surviving the Second World War during which Hall was drafted to the Royal Air Force. Much of their latter years were spent at Glover's country house, 'Little Windovers', in the village of Balsall Heath, near Coventry, where Glover's eldest sister, Ellen, lived with them until her death in 1954 aged 72. Glover himself died aged 85 in 1983, leaving Ralph Hall as his sole heir. Hall died four years later after suffering a gradual decline in health.

Timeline & Places:

December 5, 1913: born.

1930 to 1987: lived at Little Windovers, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9NU, Regno Unito, sharing with Montague Glover.

1987: died.

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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William Christopher (March 4, 1924 – December 5, 1973)

George Clair Tooker, Jr. (August 5, 1920 – March 27, 2011) was a figurative painter whose works are associated with the Magic realism and Social realism movements. He was one of nine recipients of the National Medal of Arts in 2007. Tooker was raised by his Anglo/French-American father George Clair Tooker and English/Spanish-Cuban mother Angela Montejo Roura in Brooklyn Heights and Bellport, New York, along with his sister, Mary Fancher Tooker. Tooker wanted to attend art school rather than college, but ultimately abided by his parents' wishes and majored in English literature at Harvard University, while still devoting much of his time to painting. During 1942, he graduated from college and then entered the Marine Corps but was discharged due to ill-health. He had a long-time partner since 1949, William R. Christopher, who died in 1973. Although he was raised in a religious Episcopalian family he later converted to Catholicism.

Timeline & Places:

March 4, 1924: born

1949 to 1953: lived at 9 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, Stati Uniti

1953 to 1960: lived at 77 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Stati Uniti

1960 to 1973: lived at Hartland, Vermont

December 5, 1973: died

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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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