The Greatest Real Life Love Stories from History

Helen of Troy, the captivating beauty who sparked the Trojan War, remains an eternal symbol of allure and romance, forever launching ships.


Cleopatra, the mesmerizing queen of Egypt, fell deeply in love with Roman General Mark Antony. Their passionate bond led to a tragic end, as they chose to die together, embracing a poisonous asp.

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Emperor Hadrian's tragic love for Antinous, a Greek student, led to his immortalization as a deity and the construction of a city in his honor.

Hadrian and Antinous

King Henry's secret affair with Rosamund, hidden in a maze, was discovered by Queen Eleanor. She offered Rosamund death by blade or poison, and she chose the latter.

Henry II and Rosamund Clifford

Dante Alighieri's profound love for Beatrice, whom he barely knew, inspired his poetry. Despite only two encounters, she became his eternal muse and symbol of virtue.

Dante and Beatrice

King Henry VIII's obsessive love for Anne Boleyn, from divorce to queen, was legendary. His passionate letters reflect his torment, but their tragic affair ended with her beheading.

Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

Abigail and John Adams: a love that transcended politics, endured through the founding of America. Their letters reveal a profound, unwavering bond.

ohn and Abigail Adams

Keats and Fanny Brawne: a turbulent love, immortalized in "Bright Star." Their romance thwarted by illness and financial constraints, ending tragically.

John Keats and Fanny Brawne

George Clooney, Hollywood's eternal bachelor, found love with human rights lawyer Amal. Their whirlwind romance led to marriage, twins, and a balanced life together.

Amal and George Clooney

Meghan and Harry's love story captivated the world. Despite controversy, they remain devoted to each other and their son, embracing their untraditional royal roles.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry