Ten most famous tragic love story
Love - the most extraordinary feeling in the world. Throughout the history of mankind it has inspired poets, writers and singers, and sometimes even the love of a cause for the crimes and wars between whole countries. In our selection of today - the ten most famous couples, whose love story has led to tragic consequences. Some of them are fairly existing historical figures, on the other, we know for the most part of the legends and myths.
Paris and Helena
According to legend, the Trojan prince Paris was, and Helen - the wife of Menelaus, the ruler of Sparta. Not finding understanding with her husband, whom she was forcibly given, Elena escaped from Sparta along with a handsome prince Paris. However, in the midst of preparations for the wedding Menelaus arrived with his army to the walls of Troy, and the war, which killed many Trojans, including Paris. Elena also had to go back to Sparta.
Orpheus and Eurydice
According to Greek myology Orpheus was a talented singer, and his wife Eurydice, who once stung by a snake and died. After that Orpheus, unable to live without the beloved, he went down to the mythical kingdom of Hades. He was so fascinated by the inhabitants of the Underworld, Hades agreed to release Eurydice, but with the proviso - Orpheus should not look back until they leave the realm of the dead. But Orpheus broke down and turned around to see whether there is Eurydice behind him, and she was taken back - to the realm of Hades.
Cleopatra and Mark Antony
The love story between the Roman general Mark Antony and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra is widely known for its dramatic end. The two lovers committed suicide after their forces were defeated in the battle against Caesar's army.
Tristan und Isolde
Characters medieval legend who fall in love, despite the fact that Isolde must marry Tristan's uncle, Marc. Yet Isolde given to Mark and Tristan married the daughter of the King of Britain, Isolde Belorukov. The story ended so that Tristan was wounded by a poisoned weapon, and Isolde, who had no time to say goodbye to him, soon died of grief.
Lancelot and Guinevere
According to the legend, Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur, was madly in love with Lancelot, one of the knights of the Round Table. When Arthur found out about this brutal rivalry between him and Lancelot destroyed the unity of the Knights. In the end, Arthur was killed and Guinevere grief went to the monastery.
Romeo and Juliet
It is well known love story, written by the famous Shakespeare tells us about the relationship between the young lovers from two warring Italian families. The end of the story, probably known to all - poisoned Romeo, thinking Juliet was dead, and she, finding him dead, killed herself with a dagger.
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal had a long time happy together until Mumtaz Mahal died in childbirth of their 14th child. Devastated by grief, Shah Jahan, a long time could not get over it, but found some comfort in the construction of the luxurious mausoleum in memory of his wife. This mausoleum still stands today, it is known as the Taj Mahal.
Napoleon and Josephine
The relationship between Napoleon and his wife Josephine, according to eyewitnesses was very stormy, and in the end led to the divorce. However, when Napoleon died, the last emperor's words were directed specifically to Josephine, his first wife.
Alexander Obrenovic and Draga Machine
The love between the young king and the widow who is 12 years his senior, has caused indignation and protests from both the public and from Alexander's mother. However, he did not listen to anyone's advice and insisted on marriage. It all ended so that the royal couple was killed by a group of military officers who are dissatisfied with their rule.
Bonnie and Clyde
American robbers, organized gangs, guilty of several armed robberies and murders. Despite the criminal activity, according to eyewitnesses, of Bonnie and Clyde, greatly loved each other and were inseparable. Gangster love story ended very badly - the police shot their car in an ambush, with the result that the two died on the spot.