Throughout history, across cultures and in every walk of life, there have always been people whose identity went beyond the two-gender mold. And those who do not fit the gender assigned to them at birth. Though people in the past did not often have the concepts, terminology or relative freedom we have today, there are many notable historic figures whom historians speculate were likely transgender or non-binary. LGBT+

Elagabalus, Emperor of Rome (204 - 222)

Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba (1583 – 1663)

Queen Christina of Sweden (1626 – 1689)

Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon (1661 – 1723)

Chevalier d’Éon (1728 – 1810)

Sir Ewan Forbes, 11th Baronet of Craigievar (1912 – 1991)

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