3 Famous Love Stories in History

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Romeo and Juliet

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Cleopatra and Mark Antony

3 Famous Love Stories in History

Love stories are some of the most engaging. We relate to them because we all believe we deserve to love and to be loved. Following the plot of our romantic drama series, Twilight, we have selected three famous love stories in real life and fiction that have broken the barriers of time to become legendary.

Romeo and Juliet

This is probably the most famous romantic story of all time as the couple has become a paragon of love. Romeo and Juliet are the main characters of the literary masterpiece by William Shakespeare. In the play, two teenagers from two feuding families fall in love at first sight and then marry, become true lovers and risk it all for their love. When Juliet fakes her death to be reunited with Romeo after a street fight. The plot doesn’t turn as she expected and Romeo, believing Juliet dead, takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself.

Cleopatra and Mark Antony

The true love story of Antony and Cleopatra is one of the most memorable, intriguing, and poignant of all times. He was one of Rome’s best military leaders; she was Egypt’s queen. Their passionate affair led to wars between their two nations, and they both committed suicide as their enemies stormed the city where they were living. Despite all the threats, Anthony and Cleopatra got married. It is said that while fighting a battle against Romans, Antony got false news of Cleopatra's death. Shattered, he fell on his sword. When Cleopatra learned about Antony's death, she was shocked. And she took her own life.

Pocahontas and John Smith

One of the most riveting love stories to come from the US, this is a tale of true but impossible love. Pocahontas, an Indian Princess was the daughter of Powhatan, the powerful chief of the Algonquian Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia. When Pocahontas saw an Englishman for the first time, she found John Smith the most attractive person in the world. When Smith was taken to the official residence of Powhattan and was tortured, it was Pocahontas who saved his life and the pair started developing and affective friendship. The Indian princess later became Christian, taking the name “Rebecca” when she was baptized and a year later, she married John Rolfe. She visited London, where he met John Smith after eight years, and it was their last meeting.

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Pocahontas and John Smith

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