Akhenaten, 14th century BCE, Egypt

Eunuchs serving King Shalmaneser III, 9th century BCE, Assyria

Zhao Gao, 3rd century BCE, China

Emperor Elagabalus, 3rd century CE, Rome

Eutropius, 4th century CE, Rome

Narses, 6th century CE, Byzantium

Abelard, 12th century CE, France

Zheng He, 15th century CE, China

Aga Mohamed Khan, 18th century CE, Persia

Giusto Fernando Tenducci, late 1700s, Italy – the individual probably represented in “A Character,” an anonymously written, two-paragraph, British commentary (written in a fictional form as a literary device) on Italian castrati in The Rambler’s Magazine (1784)

The Skoptsi, late 1700s through mid-1900s, Russia and the Balkans

About 30 Italians after the Battle of Adwa, 1896, Ethiopia

The last chief eunuch of the Ottoman empire, early 20th century, Turkey