Cleopatra-and-dying-Mark-Antony-Painting-by-Pompeo-BatoniMark Antony and Cleopatra

The love story between Cleopatra and Mark Antony is one of the most controversial stories in history. Cleopatra, the empress of Egypt, meets with the roman general Mark Antony in Tarsus on 41 BC and manages to seduce him in an effort to ally with Rome and avoid an invasion.

Their relationship was overshadowed by many obstacles. Marc Antony was one of the closest collaborators and friends of Julius Caesar, the Emperor of Rome with whom Cleopatra had an affair which ended with the birth of Caesar’s son, “Caesarion” ( “little Caesar”).

Jacob and Rachel

Jacob is the son of Isaac and the second born of the family, after his twin brother, Esau. He was helped by his mother to win the rights as the firstborn to his brother, but he is found, so he flees away in order to avoid Esau’s  wrath. Jacob finally meets his uncle Laban, and falls in love with Rachel, one of his daughters. Jacob asks Laban for Rachel’s hand in marriage but the uncle says that first he has to work seven years for him in order to get the girl. After the 7 years, Jacob gets a wife as he was promised but not Rachel. Instead, the uncle gave him another daughter, Leah. So, Isaac’s son had to work another 7 years for Laban in order to get Rachel with whom he eventually  married.

Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais

A passionate love story with a tragic end was the story between Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais. The two fell in love when Napoleon was no more than a simple soldier in the French army, and Josephine a 32 years old widow, mother of two children. The two were married in 1796 and soon after, Napoleon leaved their home for several military expeditions. Left alone, Josephine had many love affairs which Napoleon eventually forgave. He couldn’t forgave her however for not being able to give him an hair so eventually the couple divorced.

Bonnie and Clyde

When they were alive, their love story was not considered as romantic as it is today; and that’s not a surprise. During their travels through southern and Midwestern US the couple has been involved in hundreds of crimes, including armed robberies and murders. Rumor has it that the two were madly in love, a love at first sight story that lasted up to their end.