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  Contributor Biography:  Alex Hunnicutt 
 
Alex Hunnicutt received a B.A. in English in 1991 and an M.A. in History in 2003, both from the University of Texas, Arlington. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the transatlantic History program at U.T.A., focusing on the status of executioners in England, France, and America. In addition, he is actively researching aspects of gay and lesbian history in modern Europe and America.

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social sciences >> Burton, Sir Richard F.

Although evidence of his own homosexual leanings is inconclusive, in his lifetime Sir Richard Burton was regarded with suspicion because of his knowledge and understanding of same-sex sexual activity.

social sciences >> Eulenburg-Hertefeld, Philipp, Prince zu

A favorite of Kaiser Wilhelm II, to whom he gave political advice, Philipp zu Eulenburg was involved with a circle of homosexual men, and his life ended in scandal.

social sciences >> Germany

While Germany, until recently, never officially accepted or welcomed members of the glbtq community, German culture and homosexuality have a long and significant history.

social sciences >> Gustav III, King of Sweden

Gustav III, King of Sweden, was an enlightened despot who encouraged a remarkable flowering of art and culture.

social sciences >> Hammarskjöld, Dag

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic men of prominence of the twentieth century, Dag Hammarskjöld managed to live an intensely private and secluded life in full view of the public, and the nature and extent of his rumored homosexuality may never be known.

social sciences >> Krafft-Ebing, Richard von

The carefully detailed case studies of nineteenth-century psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing shed light on the sexual habits of a wide spectrum of men and women.

social sciences >> Krupp, Friedrich Alfred

Friedrich Krupp, heir to the German armament company, was accused of betraying his birthright by pursuing homosexual pleasures in the south of Italy.

   

 

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