Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Bearded Women:

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bearded Women:
Bartel Grætjë, of Stuttgard, born 1562.   1
   The Duke of Saxony had the portrait taken of a poor Swiss woman, remarkable for her large bushy beard.   2
   In 1726 a female dancer appeared at Venice, with a large bushy beard.   3
   Charles XII. had in his army a woman whose beard was a yard and a half long. She was taken prisoner at the battle of Pultowa, and presented to the Czar, 1724.   4
   Mlle. Bois de Chêne, born at Geneva in 1834, was exhibited in London in 1852–3; she had a profuse head of hair, a strong black beard, large whiskers, and thick hair on her arms and back.   5
   Julia Pastra’na was exhibited in London in 1857; died, 1862, at Moscow; was embalmed by Professor Suckaloff; and the embalmed body was exhibited at 191, Piccadilly. She was found among the Digger Indians of Mexico.   6
   Margaret of Holland had a long, stiff beard.   7



Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.