William Courtenay Earl of Devon

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William Courtenay, 9th Earl of Devon


Great Britain

Birth - Death

1768 - 1835




9th Earl of Devon, notable for his homosexual affair with William Beckford, his cousin. When discovered by his father, Beckford was forced to flee. Flamboyant lifestyle. Later in life, when his other homosexual affairs were discovered, was himself forced to flee to Portugal and the United States.

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