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Love is a powerful emotion.
Throughout history couples in love have caused wars and controversy, created masterpieces in writing, music, and art, and have captured the hearts of the public with the power of their bonds. From the allure of Cleopatra to the magnetism of the Couples throughout history, these love affairs have stood as markers in history. Prepare to swoon over these love stories of the centuries. She was another man's wife, but when Paris, the "handsome, woman-mad" prince of Troy, saw Helen, the woman whom Aphrodite proclaimed the most beautiful in the world, he had to have her.
Helen and Paris ran off together, setting in motion the decade-long Trojan War. According to myth, Helen was half-divine, the daughter of Queen Leda and the God Zeus, who transformed into a swan to seduce the queen.
Whether Helen actually existed, we'll never know, but her romantic part in the greatest epic of all time can never be forgotten. She will forever be "the face that launched a thousand ships. She could have had anything or anyone she wanted, but she fell passionately in love with the Roman General Mark Antony. As Shakespeare depicts it, their relationship was volatile "Fool! Don't Couples throughout history see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you," Cleopatra said but after they risked all in a war on Rome and lost, they chose to die together in 30 BC.
And Cleopatra followed, by clasping a poisonous asp to her breast. He lost it to Antinous far leftan intelligent and sports-loving Greek student.
The emperor displayed "an obsessive craving for his presence. The emperor even wrote erotic poetry. While visiting the Nile, Antinous drowned mysteriously, but some say he was murdered by those jealous of the emperor's devotion. The devastated Hadrian proclaimed Antinous a deity, ordered a city be built in his honor, and Couples throughout history a star after him, between the Eagle and the Zodiac.
The first Plantagenet king of England had a rich, royal wife in Eleanor of Aquitaine and mistresses galore, but the love of his life was "Fair Rosamund," Couples throughout history called the "Rose of the World. Nonetheless, the story has it that Queen Eleanor did not rest until she found the labyrinth and traced Couples throughout history to the center, where she uncovered her ravishing rival.
The queen offered her death by blade or poison. Rosamund chose the poison. Perhaps not coincidentally, Henry kept Eleanor confined in prison for 16 years of their marriage. Rarely has a woman served as such profound inspiration for a writer—and yet he barely knew her. The Italian poet Dante Alighieri wrote passionately of Couples throughout history in the Divine Comedy and other poems, but only met the object of his affection twice.
The first time, he was nine years old and she was eight. The second time, they were adults, and while walking on the street in Florence, Beatrice, an emerald-eyed beauty, turned and greeted Dante before continuing on her way. Beatrice died at age 24 in without Dante ever seeing Couples throughout history again. Nonetheless, she was "the glorious lady of my mind," he wrote, and "she is my beatitude, the destroyer of all vices and the queen of virtue, salvation.
When the Tudor king fell for a young lady-in-waiting, Anne Boleyn, who possessed eyes "black and beautiful," he was long married to a Spanish princess. But Anne refused to be a royal mistress, and the king rocked the Western world to win his divorce and make Anne queen. Ambassadors could not believe how enslaved the king was by his love for Anne.
To comprehend the king's passion, one need only read his 16th century love letters, revealing his torment over how elusive she remained: "I beg to know expressly your intention touching the love between us…having been more than a year wounded by the dart of love, and not yet sure whether I shall fail or find a place in your affection.
Ina Parisian prophetess told a nine-year-old girl she would rule the heart of a king. The couple indulged in their love of art, furniture, and porcelain, with Madame de Pompadour arranging for her jaded royal lover small dinner parties and amateur theatricals in which she would star of course.
While watching one play, Louis XV declared, "You are the most delicious woman in France," before sweeping her out of the room. Abigail Smith married the Founding Father at age 20, gave birth to five children including America's fifth president, John Quincy Adamsand was John Adams's confidante, political advisor, and First Lady.
The more than 1, letters they wrote to each other offer a window into John and Abigail's mutual devotion and abiding friendship. It was more than revolutionary political ideals that kept them so united; they shared a trust and abiding tenderness. Abigail wrote: "There is a tye more binding than Humanity, and stronger than Friendship The Conclusion of your Letter makes my Heart throb, more than a Cannonade would. You bid me burn your Letters. But I must forget you first. When the young Romantic poet Percy Shelley met Mary Godwin, she was the teenage daughter of a famous trailblazing feminist, the long-dead Mary Wollstonecraft.
The two of them shared a love of the mind—"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips," he wrote—but physical desire swept them away too, consummated near the grave of Mary's mother. When they ran away to Europe, it caused a major scandal, but the couple proclaimed themselves indifferent to judgment.
They traveled together to visit the debauched Lord Byron, and Mary wrote Frankenstein during two weeks in Switzerland. After Percy died Couples throughout history a boating accident inMary never remarried. She said having been married to a genius, she could not marry a man who wasn't one. Elizabeth Barrett was an accomplished and respected poet in poor health and nearly 40 years old when Robert Browning wrote to her: "I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett," and praising their "fresh strange music, the affluent language, the exquisite pathos and true new brave thought.
When cold water is thrown upon a hot iron, the iron hisses. When she died, it was in Robert Browning's arms. The celebrated young poet's romance with his neighbor, Fanny Brawne, sparked what is probably his most famous poem "Bright Star", though the relationship was fraught with jealousy. Brawne was a precocious and flirtatious young woman, Keats a fiercely overzealous bard. The two clashed as often as they coalesced, but the full requisition of their love was hindered by Keats' lack of money and his illness.
Bedridden by tuberculosis, which he contracted from his late brother and mother, Keats yearned in envy over his coquettish Brawne, whose frivolous nature marred her love for the young poet and subsequently aggravated his wellbeing. Though engaged to Brawne, Keats had to end the engagement in an effort to get well in Rome.
He died there not long after his arrival, his romance to remain unrequited. For nearly 40 years, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas were inseparable, famous for their literary salon in Paris, which was frequented by Picasso, T. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and many more. When Toklas far left first met Couples throughout history, she wrote, "It was Gertrude Stein who held my complete attention, as she did for all the many years I knew her until her death, and all these empty ones since them.
She was a golden brown presence, burned by the Tuscan sun and with a golden glint in her warm brown hair. Wrote Stein, "One must dare to be happy. The talented young Mexican painter Couples throughout history paid a visit to the studio of famous muralist Rivera in search of career advice. Theirs was a volatile relationship, yet Rivera knew from early on that Kahlo "was the most important fact in my life and she would continue to be until she died 27 years later.
You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry. Due Couples throughout history strong opposition from the church and government over their marriage, Edward chose to abdicate the throne. He famously proclaimed his love for Simpson as he addressed the nation in Choosing love over kingship, the Duke of Windsor spent most of his life outside the royal family as the couple married and settled in France.
Note: Years later it was revealed in ly hidden German Documents that not only did Simpson and the Duke of Windsor have Nazi associations, but there were also plans for the Germans to re-install him as King after they invaded the U. Unlike most on-set Hollywood romances, Newman and Woodward were happily devoted to one another for fifty years.
When asked about his marriage to Woodward and infidelity, Newman was famously responded, "I have a steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger? In the wedding of the century, American film star Grace Kelly left Hollywood behind at the height of her career to wed Prince Rainier and become Princess of Monaco. He courted her through letters for some time before the couple announced their engagement in the Kelly family's Philadelphia home and married in Prince Rainier never remarried after Couples throughout history tragic death in Both stars in their own right, the two met backstage at the famed Grand Ole Opry.
Cash credited Carter with helping him recover from drug addiction, further solidifying their bond. The couple shared two Grammys, along with two solo Grammys for Carter and 11 for Cash.
The both had storied careers and welcomed one son. The happy couple stayed together their whole lives and died within just four months of each other. Carolyn Bessette and John F. Kennedy Jr. The couple tried as much as they could to live a normal life out of their Tribeca apartment and with any normal marriage they had ups and downs. Sadly, their love was cut short when the couple tragically died on July 16, in a plane crash over the Atlantic ocean. George Clooney was Hollywood's self-proclaimed bachelor of many decades, making his whirlwind love story with British human rights lawyer even more sweet.
The two were introduced by a friend and soon after began exchanging s that George comically penned as his dog Einstein. After six months of dating George proposed to Couples throughout history song, 'Why Shouldn't I? The couple balances Amal's career as a human rights lawyer, George's acting, and Couples throughout history two twins, Ella and Alexander. It was a love story that captured hearts around the world when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wed in May Their life as a couple began in Novemberwhen Harry popped the question while the two were roasting a chicken at their apartment in Kensington Palace.
Since then, their fairytale has been untraditional, to say the least, but the love shared between the happy couple is clear. As they begin to carve out their new royal rolesamid much controversyit remains certain that the couple cares deeply about each other and their adorable son, Archie. The Scene. Type keyword s to search. Getty Images.
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