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Catalina de Erauso

November 1, 2010

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Known at La Monja Alférez - the lieutenant nun - 17th century soldier Catalina de Erauso fought as a man for the King of Spain in South America for 15 years. She eventually became famous for her ruse, getting a pension and the right to wear men's clothes.

Abd-ar-Rahman III

October 20, 2010

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

Luis Cernuda

October 12, 2010

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Luis Cernuda was probably the first Spanish poet to be open about his homosexuality. He lived a life in exile, which was a major theme of his poetry. He did in 1963 in Mexico.