Edward Paisnel
Edward John Louis Paisnel (1925 – 1994), dubbed the Beast of Jersey, was a notorious sex offender who terrorised the Channel Island of Jersey for a period of eleven years from 1960. He ...
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Historiettes, Contes et Fabliaux
Historiettes, Contes et Fabliaux (English: Stories, Tales and Fables) are a set of short tales written by the Marquis de Sade while imprisoned in the Bastille. The dates of the tales range from 1787 t...
John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994), also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 3...
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Nicholas Udall
Nicholas Udall (or Uvedale or Udal, or other variations) (1504 – 23 December 1556) was an English playwright, cleric, and schoolmaster, the author of Ralph Roister Doister, generally regarded as the f...
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Giovanni di Giovanni
Giovanni di Giovanni (c. 1350 – May 7, 1365?) is one of the youngest victims of the campaign against sodomy waged in Florence since the Middle Ages.He was convicted by the Podestà court of bein...
Jacques Ferron (bestiality)
Jacques Ferron was a Frenchman who was tried and hanged in 1750 for copulation with a jenny (female donkey).The trial took place in the commune of Vanvres and Ferron was found guilty and sentenced to ...
Leendert Hasenbosch
Leendert Hasenbosch, (c.1695–probably end of 1725) was a Dutch employee of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) who was set ashore as a castaway on uninhabited Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Oce...
John Atherton
John Atherton (1598 – 5 December 1640) was the Anglican Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in the Church of Ireland. He and John Childe (his steward and tithe proctor) were both tried and executed for bu...
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Catherina Margaretha Linck
Catharina Margaretha Linck (died 1721) was a Prussian woman who for most of her adult life presented herself as a man. She married a woman and, based on their sexual activity together, was convicted o...
Dominique Phinot
Dominique Phinot (c. 1510 – c. 1556) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in Italy and southern France. He was highly regarded at the time for his motets, which antici...
Execution of George Spencer
George Spencer (c.1600 – April 8, 1642) was the first non-native person to be executed in Connecticut. Amongst his charges was sodomy after an alleged sexual act with an animal.
George Spencer is...
George Klippert
Everett George Klippert (1926–1996) was the last person in Canada to be arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned for homosexuality before its legalization in 1969; the reforms wh...
Tom Payne (basketball)
Thomas Robert "Tom" Payne (born November 19, 1950) is a former professional basketball player and a convicted serial rapist.A 7-foot, 2-inch center, Payne played with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA duri...
Bolton 7
The Bolton 7 were a group of gay and bisexual men who were convicted on 12 January 1998 before Judge Michael Lever at Bolton Crown Court of the offences of gross indecency under the Sexual Offences Ac...
Jacques Chausson
Jacques Chausson (c. 1618 – 29 December 1661) was a French ex-customs manager and writer. He was arrested on 16 August 1661 and charged with attempted rape of a young nobleman, Octave des Valons. He w...
Thomas McCosker
Thomas McCoskar, an Australian, visited Fiji, was arrested, tried and sentenced to two years jail for sodomy. An appeal was raised on the basis of Fiji's constitution outlawing discrimination on the ...
Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu
Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (born 20 October 1926) is a British Conservative politician well known in Britain for founding the National Motor Museum, as...
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Pierre Desfontaines
The Abbé Pierre François Guyot-Desfontaines (1685 in Rouen - 16 December 1745 in Paris) was a French journalist, translator and popular historian.Known today for his quarrels with Voltaire, Desfontain...
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Frederick Gotthold Enslin
Frederick Gotthold Enslin was the focus of one of three possible cases of sodomy documented in the Continental Army under General George Washington. The case began with a charge against an ensign for...
Marquis de Sade in popular culture
There have been many and varied references to the Marquis de Sade in popular culture, including fictional works, biographies and more minor references. The namesake of the psychological and subcultura...
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Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man
Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man (original French: Dialogue entre un prêtre et un moribond) is a dialogue written by the Marquis de Sade while incarcerated at Château de Vincennes in 1782. It...
Évelyne Lever
Évelyne Lever (known simply in English as Evelyne Lever) is a contemporary French historian and writer. She is married to a French historian, Maurice Lever, who is the author of Sade.Lever was previou...
Canaan Banana
Canaan Sodindo Banana (5 March 1936 – 10 November 2003) served as the first President of Zimbabwe from 18 April 1980 until 31 December 1987. A Methodist minister, he held the largely ce...
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Randy Steven Kraft
Randy Steven Kraft (born March 19, 1945) is an American serial killer known as the "Scorecard Killer" and the "Freeway Killer" who committed the rape, torture, mutilation and murder of a minimum of 16...
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Bibliography of the Marquis de Sade
Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, best known as the Marquis de Sade, was a French aristocrat, revolutionary and author of philosophical and sadomasochistic novels exploring such controversial subjec...
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James Pratt and John Smith
James Pratt (1805–1835) also known as John Pratt, and John Smith (1795-1835) were two London men who, in November 1835, became the last two to be executed for sodomy in England. Pratt and Smith were a...
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