To much extent this is true that winter and spring, both are the seasons of love and romance. There have had been various love stories and tales in the history that paved the ways of inspiration and motivation for the love birds. Some of them ended up tragically, while others proved to be successful. Whether these love stories are true or not, but they always have been appreciated by today’s couples. Let us see the top 10 most popular love stories of all time.
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10. Cleopatra and Mark Antony
The love story of Mark Antony and Cleopatra had followed the defeat of the Egyptians in the hands of the Roman. Here Mark Antony committed suicide hearing the news of Cleopatra’s death. This has been a highly inspiring story, in which Cleopatra also committed suicide by inducing an asp bite. The place where the dead bodies of these two persons are buried has always been a mystery.
9. Lancelot and Guinevere
The love story of Lancelot and Guinevere has been inspired by Tristan and Iseult. The two love birds had to face a lot of troubles. Guinevere was married to King Arthur and Lancelot was one of his loyal knights. The story ended up with the fact that Guinevere considered herself the reason of so much destruction in the state, and Lancelot became a priest.
8. Romeo and Juliet
No doubt, this is the most famous romantic tale, written by the most celebrated English playwright William Shakespeare in the 1590s. He was inspired by Arthur Brooke’s poem ‘The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet’, published in 1560. The tale of Romeo and Juliet is about two families. Romeo committed suicide when he heard about Juliet’s death.
7. Bonnie and Clyde
This is, perhaps, one of the most notorious and adventurous love stories. They couple, Bonnie and Clyde, were partners in crime and loved each other a lot. They were fond of traveling, and are said to be responsible for several deaths such as of 9 police officers. As the story goes on, Bonnie and Clyde fell right off the bat for each other at the first sight. But they died together in 1954 in a police ambush.
6. Alexander I of Serbia and Draga Mašin
This love story of Alexander I of Serbia and Draga Mašin had been the reason of an outrage in the history. Mašin was a widow for over 10 years. Alexander I banished his own mother, and a false scandal of pregnancy caused so many problems. In 1903, the two started loving each other, and wanted to get married. But the couple was assassinated in the Royal Palace.
5. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
The name of these love birds may sound unfamiliar to the Western world, but this has been a highly inspiring love story in the history. The Mughal Royal couple had a love marriage. Shah Jahan was sad at the death of his wife, so he soon ordered to construct a beautiful tomb in her memories. It took ten year to build Taj Mahal. After its construction, Shah Jahan became ill, and loneliness took his life.
4. Paris and Helen
Their love story hails from Greek mythology, and became the reason of the Trojan War. Paris was the prince of Troy who was chosen by the 3 goddesses – Athena, Hera & Aphrodite. He was in love with Helen, but she was married to the Spartan King Menelaus.
3. Orpheus and Eurydice
This tragic love story is of the Greek mythological hero Orpheus and his wife Eurydice. Orpheus had a very beautiful voice. After the death of Eurydice, Orpheus decided to go to the underworld to bring her back. He won the gods with his music and requested them to take his wife back.
2. Tristan and Iseult
The love story of Tristan and Iseult is famous in France. It is a story of 12th century, when Iseult married to Tristan’s uncle King Mark. But after devouring a love portion, Tristan and Iseult started loving each other. After their secret is known, Tristan married another woman named Iseult. But he never forgets his true lady, Iseult. The story ended up with the death of Tristan.
1. Napoleon and Josephine
Josephine had two children and was a widow. Only two days after her marriage with Napoleon, he left for a military campaign while Josephine began an affair with Lieutenant Hippolyte Charles. When Napoleon got to know about it, he divorced his wife.
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