December 23rd, 2017

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Frances Crewe, Lady Crewe (November, 1748 – December 23, 1818)

Frances “Fanny” Crewe, Lady Crewe, was the daughter of Fulke Greville (and therefore direct descendent from Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke), envoy extraordinary to the elector of Bavaria, and his Irish wife, Frances Macartney. She was considered one of the most beautiful women of her time, and was a political hostess with a sharp wit. Fanny and Georgiana, Lady Spencer, knew each other since childhood, their mothers being best friends. It has been said their was a special friendship. Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (née Spencer; June 7, 1757 – March 30, 1806) was the first wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Her father, John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer, was a great-grandson of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Her niece was Lady Caroline Lamb. She was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales. In 1766, Frances married John Crewe, who became Lord Crewe. She was accustomed to entertain, at Crewe Hall, her husband's seat in Cheshire, and at her villa at Hampstead, some of the most distinguished of her contemporaries. Fox, who much admired her, Burke, Sheridan, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Canning were frequent visitors. She was also on friendly terms with Charles Burney and Sarah Burney and Hester Thrale. Sheridan dedicated the “School for Scandal” to her, and some lines addressed to her by Fox were printed at the Strawberry Hill Press in 1775. Three portraits by Reynolds have been engraved, in one of which she appears with her brother as Hebe and Cupid. She died on December 23, 1818 and is buried at St Bertoline's (Radway Green Road, Barthomley, Cheshire, CW2 5PE).

Timeline & Places:

• November, 1748: born.

• 1766 to 1811: lived at Crewe Hall, Weston Rd, Haslington, Crewe CW1 6UZ, Regno Unito

• December 23, 1818: died. Buried at St Bertoline Barthomley, Crewe CW2 5PF, Regno Unito

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Herbert Edwardes (November 12, 1819 - December 23, 1868)

John Nicholson was a Victorian era military officer known for his role in British India. A charismatic and authoritarian figure, Nicholson created a legend for himself as a political officer under Henry Lawrence in the frontier provinces of the British Empire in India. Nicholson never married, the most significant people in his life being his brother Punjab administrators Sir Henry Lawrence and Herbert Edwardes. At Bannu, Nicholson used to ride one hundred and twenty miles every weekend to spend a few hours with Edwardes, and lived in his beloved friend's house for some time when Edwardes' wife Emma was in England. At his deathbed, he dictated a message to Edwardes saying, "Tell him that, if at this moment a good fairy were to grant me a wish, my wish would be to have him here next to my mother." The love between him and Edwardes made them, as Edwardes' wife latter described it "more than brothers in the tenderness of their whole lives". When Nicholson died, Edwardes wrote, “I feel as if all happiness had gone out of my public career.”

Timeline & Places:

• November 12, 1819: born.

• 1830s: attended King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, Regno Unito

• December 23, 1868: died. Buried at Highgate Cemetery, Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ, Regno Unito. Memorial at Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, Regno Unito

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Howard Sturges (December 23, 1884 - October 7, 1955)

Cole Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Porter maintained a luxury apartment in Paris, where he entertained lavishly. His parties were extravagant and scandalous, with "much gay and bisexual activity, Italian nobility, cross-dressing, international musicians, and a large surplus of recreational drugs". In 1918, he met Linda Lee Thomas, a rich, Louisville, Kentucky-born divorcée eight years his senior. The couple married the following year. She was in no doubt about Porter's homosexuality, but it was mutually advantageous for them to marry. Soon after their marriage in 1920, Linda bought a much larger Parisian residence at 13, rue Monsieur. The house was so large that they rented a suite of rooms to Howard Sturges (December 23, 1884 - October 7, 1955), a close friend of Linda’s who became Cole’s dearest life-long friend. Sturges lent Linda a beautiful painting by Christian Bérard, which hung for years in their Parisian drawing room. Sturges, a witty, old-money Boston socialite, was a trained violinist who kept a pet bear and walked a pig on a leash through the streets of Paris. He was an executive of the American Red Cross in France in WWI and was engaged in relief work for French children in WWII. Sturges often traveled with Cole and Linda, wherever their journeys took them, and the two men entered into an affair.

Timeline & Places:

• December 23, 1884: born at 177 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906, Stati Uniti

• 1908: attended Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, Stati Uniti

• October 7, 1955: died. Buried at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Mary Rozet Smith (December 23, 1868 – February 22, 1934)

Jane Addams was a pioneer settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. She revolutionized American social reform by founding Hull House, an institution Addams established in a poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants. Addams later became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her closest adult companion and friend was wealthy philanthropist Mary Rozet Smith, who supported Addams's work at Hull House, and with whom she shared a romantic friendship. They always slept in the same room and the same bed, and when they traveled Jane even wired ahead to be sure they would get a hotel room with a double bed. It was said that, "Mary Smith became and always remained the highest and clearest note in the music that was Jane Addams' personal life". Together they owned a summerhouse in Bar Harbor, Maine. When apart, they would write to each other at least once a day - sometimes twice. Addams would write to Smith, "I miss you dreadfully and am yours 'til death". The letters also show that the women saw themselves as a married couple: "There is reason in the habit of married folks keeping together", Addams wrote to Smith.

Timeline & Places:

• December 23, 1868: born.

• 1893 to 1934: lived at Hull House, 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607, Stati Uniti, sharing with Jane Addams

• 1904 to 1934: lived at Thorncraig, Bar Harbor, Maine, Stati Uniti

• February 22, 1934: died. Buried at Graceland Cemetery, 4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, Stati Uniti

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532901909
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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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ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Nicholas Udall (1504 – December 23, 1556)

Nicholas Udall wrote the earliest known English comedy, Ralph Roister Doister, in 1528. Like many writers, his day job was as a teacher. He was arrested in 1541 for having sex with two of his students at Eton. (There were no female students at Eton in the sixteenth century.) Udall’s confession and subsequent imprisonment did not preclude him from becoming headmaster at Westminster after his release. He was also schoolmaster for the royal family for a time. Udall was born in Hampshire and educated at Winchester College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was tutored under the guidance of Thomas Cromwell, who mentions him in a letter to John Creke of 17 August 1523 as 'Maister Woodall' and he appears again in Cromwell's accounts for 1535 as 'Nicholas Woodall Master of Eton'. After graduation from Oxford, he taught at a London grammar school in 1533. He taught Latin at Eton College, of which he was headmaster from about 1534 until 1541, when he was forced to leave after being convicted of offences against his pupils under the Buggery Act 1533. That the pupils in question were not prosecuted suggesting that they were under what was then taken as of the "age of discretion", i.e., 14 years or older. He died in 1556 and was buried in an unmarked grave in the churchyard of St Margaret's, Westminster.

Timeline & Places:

• 1504: born.

• 1510s: attended Winchester College, College St, Winchester SO23 9NA, Regno Unito

• 1510s: attended University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, Regno Unito

• 1534 to 1541: taught at Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW, Regno Unito

• December 23, 1556: died. Buried at St Margaret Churchyard  Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England, Plot churchyard, unmarked

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1532906315
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Vincent Fourcade (February 27, 1934 - December 23, 1992)

Vincent Gabriel Fourcade was a French interior designer. "Outrageous luxury is what our clients want," he once said. Robert Denning was an American interior designer whose lush interpretations of French Victorian decor became an emblem of corporate raider tastes in the 1980s. Fourcade met Denning in 1959, when Denning was a protégé of Edgar de Evia. He had acquired an eye for design and effect from working with the photographer on sets for many fabric and furniture accounts, and with whom he shared one of the most magnificent Manhattan apartments on the top three floors of the Rhinelander Mansion. In 1960, Denning and Fourcade formed the firm of Denning & Fourcade, Inc., which would for over forty-five years set a standard for a list of clients that read like a social registry. Referred to in New York magazine as "...the Odd Couple. Boyish, down-to-earth Denning is the hardest worker, while Fourcade sniffs the client air to gauge if it's socially registered before he goes beyond the fringe." Denning 'reinvented' himself to use his own word, after Fourcade's death from AIDS in 1992. He died in his apartment in the Lombardy Hotel in New York City in 2005.

Timeline & Places:

• February 27, 1934: born.

• 1959 to 1992: lived at 125 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021, USA, sharing with Robert Denning

• 1959 to 1992: lived at Bridgehampton, NY, Stati Uniti, sharing with Robert Denning

• 1980s to 1992: lived at 16 Rue de Chazelles, 75017 Paris, Francia, sharing with Robert Denning

• December 23, 1992: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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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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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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