Famous Female Courtesans People
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Famous Female Courtesans

List of famous female courtesans, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female courtesans list contains the most prominent and top females known for being courtesans. There are thousand of females working as courtesans in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic courtesans have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a courtesan then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of items, like Harriette Wilson and Dorothy Jordan, in it.

While this isn't a list of all female courtesans, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female courtesans?" and "Who are the best female courtesans?"

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    Age: Died at 40 (1821-1861)
    Birthplace: Grange, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland
    Profession: Stage Dancer, Actor, Courtesan
    Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    Age: Died at 59 (1786-1845)
    Birthplace: Mayfair, London, London, England
    Profession: Poet, Memoirist, Courtesan
    Place Of Death: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
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    Veronica Franco

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    Age: Died at 45 (1546-1591)
    Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    Profession: Courtesan
    Place Of Death: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
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    Liane de Pougy

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    Age: Died at 81 (1869-1950)
    Birthplace: La Flèche, France
    Profession: Writer, Courtesan
    Place Of Death: Lausanne, Switzerland
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    Dorothea Jordan

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    Age: Died at 55 (1761-1816)
    Birthplace: Ireland
    Profession: Actor, Courtesan
    Place Of Death: Saint-Cloud, France
    Children: Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll, George FitzClarence, 1st Earl of Munster, Lord Adolphus FitzClarence + 8 more
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    Profession: Courtesan
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