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Julie d'Aubigny: Operatic Swordswoman

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  1. While on the run with a fencing master named Sérannes, Julie d'Aubigny performed dueling and singing shows to make money. 01:05

  2. When her lover was sent to a convent, Julie d’Aubigny infiltrated the convent as a postulant to liberate her. 01:26

  3. In 1695, Julie d’Aubigny kissed a woman at a ball, prompting three men to challenge her to a duel. 02:42