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Famous Couples In History

written by: Slava
History is often thought of only as battles, conquests and exploration. However, there is a lot of love in it too. Take the trivia quiz and see how love makes history.

Question 1:

After the death of her lover, Cleopatra found true love. Though Egypt and Rome did not get along, these two people married in 36 B.C, planning to conquer Rome.
Antony and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar and Cleopatra
Octavian and Cleopatra
Ptolemy and Cleopatra

Question 2:

When the ruler of the Mughal Empire married his favorite wife, they were still teenagers. She gave birth to 14 children. After her death in 1629, the grieving emperor created one of world's most beautiful edifices - Taj Mahal, paying tribute to his beloved wife.
Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Abelard and Heloise
Shah Jahan and Raza Devi
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal

Question 3:

In 1898, three years after their marriage, this "scientific" couple discovered polonium and radium. Thus, they won the Physics Nobel Prize in 1903 for discovering radioactivity.
Marie and Pierre Curie
Abigail and John Adams
John Alden and Priscilla Mullins
Anthony and Cleopatra

Question 4:

The beautiful Egyptian queen was chief wife of an Egyptian Pharaoh in 14th century BC. The couple remained in history as great reformers due to the profound religious changes they made - they introduced the monotheistic worship of the sun disk.
Tutankamun and Nefertiti
Nefertiti and Ay
Tutankamun and Cleopatra
Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti

Question 5:

Philosophy brought together this ancient Greek couple. The wife had a courtesan salon which was frequented by many of the philosophers we now know, but only one of them got to really know her. Noted for her great intellectual power, she gave him inspiration for his work in rhetorics.
Aspasia and Pericles
Aspasia and Xenophon
Aspasia and Plato
Aspasia and Plutarch

Question 6:

She was a successful Hollywood actress and he was the president of the USA. They never managed to be together legally, but their relationship was a public secret.
Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMagio
Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy
Ava Gardner and Bobby Kennedy

Question 7:

Being romantic poets, these two had a really romantic relationship. They knew how to do it, including all the elements a romantic story needs: secret courtship, love poems and everything necessary for their love to thrive.
Robert and Elizabeth Browning
Sappho and Homer
Marie and Pierre Curie
Charles and Katherine Dickens

Question 8:

He was a famous French conqueror, but this wasn't enough for her to accept the marriage proposal immediately. She hesitated at first, but finally agreed.
Alexander the Great and Cleopatra
Napoleon and Josephine
Napoleon and Josephine Baker
Amenhotep and Nefertiti

Question 9:

The most famous gangster couple in history, her last name was Parker and he was the anti-authoritarian criminal Barrow.
Bonnie and Clyde
Cuocolo and Cutinelli
Lou Jean Poplin and Clovis
Barre and Lebiez

Question 10:

On April 9, 2005 their marriage ended years of speculation on a relationship which has spanned the decades since they first met in 1970.
Jason Priestley and Naomi Lowde
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Charles and Camilla
Kate Beckingsale and Len Wisemen


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