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Mahmud of Ghazni

November 14, 2010

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Mahmud of Ghazni, who created a vast empire in the 10th and 11th centuries in present-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and parts of India, made his beloved former slave Malik Ayaz the King of Lahore.

“KR”

November 5, 2010

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One of the few friends of Czar Nicholas II, poet, playwright and family man Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich was also a secret bisexual with a long history of sexual encounters according to his posthumously published diaries.

Hind Bint al-Nu’man and al-Zarqa’

October 30, 2010

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The first lesbian couple written about in Arabic, Hind Bind al-Nu'man and al-Zarqa' were a pair of medieval princesses who lived in the 7th century Middle East.

Abd-ar-Rahman III

October 20, 2010

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Abd-ar-Rahman III, the Emir and Caliph of C├│rdoba from 929 to 961 and Defender of the Faith, kept two harems: one of women and one of men.

Philip II of Macedon

October 16, 2010

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Losing air time to his son Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon doesn't get enough credit for his victories. Rumor has it that he was assassinated by his paramour and bodyguard Pausaunias because of a complicated lover's quarrel.

The Last Medici

September 26, 2010

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Gian Gastone, the last Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany, spent his days in bed with a flock of handsome naked men and boys of the street. The line ended with him, surprisingly.