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Here is a list of famous gay, lesbian, and bisexual people born in the 1500s. These people were identified as either homosexual or bisexual and were born in the 16th century. These famous gay men and lesbian women born in the 16th century include Richard Cromwell and Jean-Baptiste Lully. These noteworthy homosexuals born in the 1500s can be sorted by birth year, nationality, career, and gender.
Cyrano de Bergerac is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1600s
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Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac was a French novelist, playright, epistolarian and duelist. A bold and innovative author, his work was part of the libertine literature of the first half of the seventeenth century. Today he is best known as the inspiration for Edmond Rostand’s most famous drama Cyrano ...more

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Age: Died at 36 (1619-1655)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Soldier, Playwright

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#52 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Richard Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1600s
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Robert Cromwell is the son of Oliver Cromwell. ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1626-1712)

Birthplace: Huntingdon, United Kingdom

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Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1600s
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Jean-Baptiste Lully was an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered the chief master of the French baroque style. Lully disavowed any Italian influence in French music of the period. He became a ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1632-1687)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Profession: Composer

Credits: Pickpocket

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#9 on The Best French Composers of All Time, Ranked

#13 on The Best Baroque Composers, Ranked

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Aphra Behn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1600s
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Aphra Behn [Aphara] was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women authors. Rising from ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1640-1689)

Birthplace: Canterbury, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer, Playwright

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