1 Biography 2 Chamber of Art and Curiosities, Ambras Castle 3 References 4 External links
Gonsalvus first came to the court of Henry II, King of France in 1547,
and was sent from there to the court of Margaret of Parma, regent of
the Netherlands. He married while there. Later he was moved into the
court of Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma. Four of his seven children
were also afflicted with hypertrichosis universalis and painted.
His family became an object of medical inquiry by Ulisse Aldrovandi
among others. Despite living and acting as a nobleman, Gonsalvus and
his hairy children were not considered fully human in the eyes of
their contemporaries. Gonsalvus eventually settled in Italy with his
wife. The last known record of him is from 1617, when he was listed
among those who had attended his grandson's christening. It is
believed that marriage between
^ Armand Marie Leroi, Mutants: on genetic variety and the human body (Penguin Books, Jan 25, 2005), also now as "the savage gentleman from Tenerife," 273. ^ Chris Laoutaris, Shakespearean maternities: crises on conception in early modern England (Edinburgh University Press, 2008), 123. ^ Gender Construction in La Belle et La Bete ^ “La Bella y la Bestia”: Una historia real inspirada por un hombre de carne y hueso ^ a b Erche B (August 2008). "Der schlimmste Boesewicht der Walachei" (PDF). Weltkunst (in German): 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 16, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2009.
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